If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Poptone yet, here’s a great live video of the group performing the Tones on Tail classic “Go!” The clip was put together by Eli Kampero using footage shot at three Los Angeles-area shows in April and May. Plus, see a 20-minute interview with the whole group.
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins continue to expand their inaugural U.S. tour as Poptone — which will perform a Tones on Tail-heavy set, along with music by Bauhaus and Love and Rockets — with the addition today of much-anticipated East Coast dates in August.
Poptone, the new project that reunites former Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets bandmates Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, today announced plans to release a live album following the group’s inaugural tour — a still-expanding U.S. run of concerts that opens next week in Tempe, Ariz.
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins debuted their new project Poptone on Thursday night with the first of two performances at a Los Angeles studio, playing, as expected, an 18-song set heavy on their short-lived early ’80s post-Bauhaus project Tones on Tail. We’ve got the full setlist and a selection of live video.
When Daniel Ash goes out on tour with Kevin Haskins as Poptone, their set will largely be comprised of songs by their old bands: Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones on Tail. But there is one Ash solo track that appears on the leaked Poptone setlist: “Flame On.” Now the song’s got a new video.
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins have expanded their maiden U.S. tour as Poptone — which will perform a Tones on Tail-heavy set, along with music by Bauhaus and Love and Rockets — by adding new summer concerts in Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota and Illinois.
When news first surfaced last month that Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins have reunited as Poptone to perform the music of their collective back catalog, fans were particularly excited at the prospect of hearing Tones on Tail songs played live — as that band only toured in 1984, and hasn’t reunited like Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins have confirmed the first tour dates for their highly anticipated new project Poptone, which will perform the music of the bandmates’ prior acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets at nine concerts in five states in the western U.S. Tickets to the new shows go on sale Friday.
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — who spent large swaths of the ’80s and ’90s performing together in the seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — are reuniting to form a new band called Poptone with Haskins’ daughter Diva that will perform the music of those three classic acts this summer.