Reunions, Tour Dates — March 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — announces first tour dates

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.

The shows are slated for venues in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada during the months of May and June, and they follow the new group’s previously announced live debut at a Los Angeles recording studio next month. Tickets for all of the just-announced concerts go on sale Friday.

See the confirmed dates below.

A representative of the band tells Slicing Up Eyeballs that additional U.S. dates will be announced.

Ash and Haskins will be joined in Poptone by Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompe, formerly of Blackblack, who plays bass and sings. According to a posting on Poptone’s Facebook page, the group has been working up material for the shows, including Tones on Tail songs “Go!,” “Happiness” and “Movement of Fear,” Bauhaus track “Slice of Life,” and an Ash solo cut called “Flame On.”

UPDATE: In a news release sent out Thursday morning announcing the Poptone tour, the band’s publicists reveal “a majority of the set list they are planning to unfurl for show attendees.” That includes:

“OK This Is The Pops”
“Movement of Fear”
“Christian Says”

“An American Dream”
“Mirror People”
“No Big Deal”

“Slice of Life”

Haskins and Ash, who have been DJing together of late, last played together in Bauhaus, with Haskins’ brother David J and frontman Peter Murphy, during a 2006 reunion, and in Love and Rockets, again with David J, in a 2008 reunion. The comparatively short-lived Tones on Tail, which featured Ash, Haskins and bassist Glenn Campling, only ever performed live in 1984.

Below, check out the current Poptone live dates.


Poptone tour dates:

April 20: Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA (sold out)
April 21: Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA (sold out)
May 11: The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
May 12: Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, AZ
May 17: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
May 30: Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
May 31: Strummer’s, Fresno, CA
June 2: Neptune, Theatre, Seattle, WA
June 3: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
June 6: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
June 7: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA





  1. Are they adding any more Los Angeles dates?

  2. I had no idea this was a thing. Excited!

  3. Need more LA dates please.

  4. Maybe if they ask nice, Peter Murphy will let them open for him.

  5. No shows in New York?

  6. Please come to New York! Gotham city ! And you know it Daniel .

  7. It’s obvious there are more shows coming. I’m hoping the sets are going to lean heavily on Tones On Tail material. That would make the most sense, since that group only ever did one short tour.

  8. I hope they do more than just those songs listed, since it seems like the show would last less than a hour… need to add more L&R songs, but i can see why he wouldnt do some since David J did a lot of backup vocals for the songs or additional ones, like Ball of Confusion and many others off the Express album.

  9. Cynthia Barlow

    Miami – PLEASE

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