The Psychedelic Furs will return to the U.K. to play shows in their native country for the first time in five years this September, as the band follows its U.S. dates with Robyn Hitchcock with a tour aimed at “celebrating the many singles they’ve released throughout their career.”
The Furs’ “Singles Tour” of the U.K. is a nine-date run that opens Sept. 1 in Glasgow and concludes Sept. 11 in Norwich, hitting Manchester, London and more in between (see dates below). Pre-sales for the tour begin Wedneday, with the general on-sale set for 9 a.m. local time Friday.
Before heading to the U.K., the Furs have a second round of U.S. dates in July with Hitchcock.
See the Psychedelic Furs’ full dates below.
The Psychedelic Furs tour dates:
July 19: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, B.C. *
July 21: The Showbox, Seattle, WA *
July 22: Revolution Hall, Portland, OR *
July 23: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Grass Valley, CA *
July 25: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA *
July 27: Syucan Casino, El Cajon, CA
July 28: Syucan Casino, El Cajon, CA
July 29: ’80s Weekend, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA **
* with Robyn Hitchcock
** with OMD, Colin Hay, The Fixx, Berlin, Belinda Carlisle
Sept. 1: O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
Sept. 2: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Sept. 3: O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
Sept. 5: O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
Sept. 6: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Sept. 7: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Sept. 9: O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
Sept. 10: O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
Sept. 11: UEA, Norwich, UK
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I love(d) the Furs. But it really bums me out that they have been touring as an oldies act with zero new material save for ONE new song as a band in 26 years…. Even the second Love Spit Love album is 20 years old & the Richard Butler solo album over a decade. They are the only one of my favorite bands from that era that continues to do this without creating anything new. Sorry to be negative but there’s no way I would go to see them again like this. New Order, The Church, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Fixx, Simple Minds, The Cure, The Cult, Depeche Mode, U2, PIL, even The Jesus & Mary Chain – all have released new albums in the last decade and some of them multiple albums – GOOD albums. What the Furs are doing is just milking their fans and it sucks in my opinion. Obviously no one is being forced to buy tickets but I certainly won’t. I went to see them with The Church opening recently (I was there for The Church), and The Church even without Marty Willson-Piper was fantastic, playing songs from the new album with Peter Koppes breaking out the harmonica for the awesome new track “Miami”. Then The Furs come out as the headliner with a by-the-numbers performance of the old stuff I’ve seen a dozen times. No thanks – I left halfway through. If you’re actually artists then write a new set of songs. Am I out of line for saying this?
I agree with this response. I have seen The Furs several times and there are only two shows that stand out: 1) When they performed all of Talk Talk Talk and 2) when they performed House off of my favorite (and criminally underrated) album, Book of Days. If they would at least play more Book of Days, World Outside and debut album material, the shows would be better. They also need to dump that horrible saxophone player. He shouldn’t be the highlight of the band.