New Wave rockers The Psychedelic Furs will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their sophomore album Talk Talk Talk by playing the record in its entirety at a “very limited run of live shows” in the U.S. this spring — just eight concerts in California and Texas, according to an announcement this morning.
The Furs — still centered on brothers Richard and Tim Butler — announced today that they will perform two sets each night on the U.S. trek, performing Talk Talk Talk — home to “All of This and Nothing” and the original version of “Pretty and Pink” — front-to-back, “followed by a set of other songs chosen from throughout the band’s entire career.”
The short tour opens April 21 in El Paso, Texas, and hits two more cities in the Lone Star State before heading to California for five concerts, culminating on May 3 in San Francisco (see dates below). According to the band’s website, tickets go on sale this Saturday.
UPDATE 2/2/11: The band has added six more shows to the tour in Texas, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
UPDATE 2/19/11: Another new show added in California.
See the Psychedelic Furs’ tour dates after the jump…
The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk tour dates:
April 19: White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX *
April 20: Antone’s, Austin, TX *
April 21: Club 101, El Paso, TX
April 23: Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
April 24: Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
April 27: Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
April 28: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
April 29: Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA
April 30: The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA
May 2: The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA **
May 3: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
May 5: Uptown Theatre, Napa Valley, CA *
May 6: Knitting Factory, Reno, NV *
May 7: Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR *
May 8: Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA *
* New show added 2/2/11
** New show added 2/19/11
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only 8 concerts and they’re all in either CA or TX? i saw the Furs the last 2 times they played in NYC (2009 and 2010, the latter being a sold-out performance with She Wants Revenge @ Irving Plaza), i can’t believe they’re not coming back to the East Coast this time.
Was at the El Paso show on 4/21; fantastic! Richard can still move and sing; one of the best shows ive seen in along time. Long live the Furs!!