Music, Pop

Howard Jones: Celebrating 40 Years 1983 - 2023

Up Next: 11th October 2023, 6:30pm
Location: Paragon Street, York, YO10 4NT
Howard Jones

Legendary singer, songwriter and keyboardist Howard Jones has announced a major UK tour for October to celebrate 40 years of his incredible career and the release of his revolutionary debut single “New Song” from the Human’s Lib Album. The tour is expected to be a “sonic and visual feast” will include Jones’ greatest hits and fan favourites.

Howard Jones became a household name in the ‘80s and ‘90s with global hits including “Things Can Only Get Better,” “No One is to Blame,” “What is Love?”, “Pearl in the Shell”, “Like To Get To Know You Well” along with his debut “New Song” which are all etched into pop culture history. Since his 1984 debut album Human’s Lib and the 1985 follow-up Dream into Action he continues to transcend generations and has sold millions of albums worldwide and continues to reach new audiences with millions of plays a month on streaming services.

Jones’ debut challenges the listener to ‘challenge their preconceived ideas’. Jones States “I think my 80’s work still resonates through the generations because of the positive message in the lyrics. I’ve always believed that music can give the listener a boost, especially when things in life prove challenging. Things can only get better when we realise the power of our own actions and engagement.”

Jones music has featured across multiple major movies and television shows including Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, Glow, Transformers and Eddie the Eagle. Howard pioneered the use of electronics with his early solo performances combining synthesisers and electronic percussion. His latest 5 piece band fuses technology and more traditional Instrumental skills from Nick Beggs(bass) and Robin Boult(guitar)

From Grammy performances with Stevie Wonder to Live Aid, where Howard performed Hide & Seek, Jones has amassed multiple career highlights. These include celebrated albums such as 2005’s ‘Revolution of the Heart’ and recent critically acclaimed releases ‘Transform’ and 2022’s ‘Dialogue’ along with sell-out performances around the world.

Venue Doors: 6:30pm

Venue Curfew: 11pm

For upcoming event timings please visit the event timings web-page here!

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