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Poptone announces North American summer tour as debut album release looms

Poptone announces North American summer tour as debut album release looms

Having just completed a run of West Coast dates, and with their debut album due out next month, Poptone — Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, plus Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompe — have just rolled out more North American tour dates, a nine-concert run this summer that’ll see the band hitting the Midwest and East Coast.

Listen: Poptone premieres new recording of Tones on Tail’s ‘Go!’ — off upcoming debut LP

Listen: Poptone premieres new recording of Tones on Tail’s ‘Go!’ — off upcoming debut LP

After last year’s tour of the U.S., Poptone — featuring longtime bandmates Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, plus Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompe on bass — are preparing their debut EP, a 13-song live radio session featuring performances of originally recorded by Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets and Bauhaus.

Poptone performs Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets and Bauhaus on debut album

Poptone performs Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets and Bauhaus on debut album

Poptone — featuring Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, plus Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompe — will release its debut album this June, a 13-song live radio session featuring performances of songs originally recorded by Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets and Bauhaus. Check out the tracklist of Poptone’s ‘Poptone.’

Poptone announces West Coast tour, preps ‘Part Time Punks’ radio session for release

Poptone announces West Coast tour, preps ‘Part Time Punks’ radio session for release

Poptone — the band featuring Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins that performs a Tones on Tail-heavy set, along with music by Bauhaus and Love and Rockets — will embark on a new run of North American dates this May, playing eight just-announced concerts up and down the West Coast. Full details here.

Kevin Haskins shares visual history of Bauhaus in new coffee table book ‘Undead’

Kevin Haskins shares visual history of Bauhaus in new coffee table book ‘Undead’

First announced last year, Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins’ visual history of the pioneering goth-rock act — a 315-page coffee table book stuffed with recollections and flyers, ticket stubs, personal photographs and more — will be published in early 2018 by Cleopatra Records. See images from the book here.

Peter Murphy enlists David J to play Bauhaus classics during San Francisco residency

Peter Murphy enlists David J to play Bauhaus classics during San Francisco residency

Peter Murphy has enlisted former bandmate David J to play bass in his band during the final three, Bauhaus-focused nights of his expanded 16-night residency in San Francisco next year, a run of shows that had been postponed due to the singer’s vocal problems. See full details here.

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — expands North American tour

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — expands North American tour

With just a few more show left this month, Poptone — the band featuring Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins that performs a Tones on Tail-heavy set, along with music by Bauhaus and Love and Rockets — has unveiled a new run of North American dates into December. See full dates here.

Watch: Poptone plays Tones on Tail’s ‘Go!’ live — plus 20-minute interview with group

Watch: Poptone plays Tones on Tail’s ‘Go!’ live — plus 20-minute interview with group

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.

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — announce East Coast dates

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — announce East Coast dates

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 — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — to release live album

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — to release live album

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.

Poptone resurrects Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets catalog in live debut — setlist, video

Poptone resurrects Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets catalog in live debut — setlist, video

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.

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — expands U.S. tour

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — expands U.S. tour

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.

First look at Tones on Tail-heavy setlist from Poptone featuring Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins

First look at Tones on Tail-heavy setlist from Poptone featuring Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins

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.