Tour Dates — May 10, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Regeneration Tour scales back, announces new West Coast dates, confirms lineups

Erasure's Andy Bell

Still struggling from the loss of planned headliner The Human League, the promoters of this summer’s Regeneration Tour today announced they’ve been forced to scale back to a West Coast-only trek, unveiling new shows and lineups in Portland, Ore., Sacramento, Calif., and Mexico City while also canceling an early-August date in Atlanta.

According to the tour’s newly reactivated Facebook page: “Due to the tour losing The Human League and not being able to find a suitable replacement in the short time we had, we’ve had to scale things back to just the West Coast.” The result are confirmed plans for eight concerts, including a still-to-be announced Sacramento stop on Aug. 24 and another TBA show planned for Aug. 29.

All of the shows will be headlined by Erasure frontman Andy Bell and will feature Howard Jones. The Information Society is now slated to do just two concerts, with A Flock of Seagulls also playing two shows and Men Without Hats booked for five. The concert in Mexico City will feature the largest lineup, with Naked Eyes joining for that band’s only Regeneration appearance (see dates below).

The tour’s promoters have struggled with booking a full lineup, first losing Ultravox, then seeing The Human League quit after saying they’d been “promised one thing and delivered something so completely different.” Erasure’s Bell also briefly raised concerns about his own commitment to the tour following The Human League’s departure, posting and then pulling down a statement on his website. And then two venues announced the Tom Tom Club would join the bill only to see the Talking Heads spin-off quickly deny it.

The tour’s organizers tell fans to watch their Facebook page for news on the Aug. 24 and 29 concerts.

 

Regeneration Tour confirmed dates:

Aug. 7: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Information Society)

Aug. 23: Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, A Flock of Seagulls)

Aug. 24: TBA, Sacramento, CA

Aug. 25: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Men Without Hats)

Aug. 28: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego, CA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Men Without Hats)

Aug. 29: TBA

Aug. 30: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Information Society, Men Without Hats)

Aug. 31: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Information Society, Men Without Hats)

Sept. 3: TBA, Mexico City, Mexico
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Naked Eyes)

 

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9 Comments

  1. I was on the fence even with Human L.

  2. The Sci-Fi Fanatic

    Love Pete Byrne, but why is Andy not touring as Erasure with Vince? Yeah not enough to get me to Mexico.

  3. Well I feel like I’m in Scotland and I’m walking through a forest in the rain….yay men without hats!

  4. That 80's Guy

    8/29 has to be Phoenix or Vegas. There really is no other choice in between San Diego and LA these bands can travel to within a day.

    Either way, what a mess. I was surprised when I heard Information Society originally would do most of the tour, because those guys do not like to ‘tour’ as they have other jobs.

    Howard? Hell, he’ll play anywhere with anyone. He’s a workhorse.

    I really wonder who’s fault The Human League dropping out was, I’m sure their is two sides to the story.

    Andy Bell, I mean, he’s not really a draw by himself. Howard Jones had much more success than Andy Bell, or even Erasure, ever did. Howard had three platinum albums, and a string of hits in the 80’s, even early 90’s.

    I just don’t get why Andy Bell is headlining. Howard is the bigger draw by far.

  5. Is it the Regeneration Tour or the Renege Nation Tour? wtf!

  6. Greek Theater in LA hold almost 6k people. They’ll be lucky if 2k buy tickets for this lineup. I’ll wait for the $10 seats on Goldstar.

  7. That 80's Guy

    I notice the mysterious 8/29 date is no longer ‘TBA’ on their Facebook page. Figures. This tour is a joke.

  8. I have my ticket and i gonna see those great bands in México …

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