Heaven 17, the classic British New Wave and synth-pop duo, unveiled their first-ever headlining tour in the U.S. and Canada. From September 16 through October 6, Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory will play hits like “Temptation,” “Let Me Go,” and “Hands Up To Heaven” to cities across North America. Tickets are on-sale now via the band’s website.
The run of shows — We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang Tour after their 1981 debut hit that began their 40-year career — begins at Daryl’s House (as in this Daryl) in Pawling, NY. The tour will stop in major cities including Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, New York City (September 27), Los Angeles (September 29), San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland, among others, before wrapping in Seattle on October 6.
“Our first trip to America as Heaven 17 was to New York in 1981; in fact, it was my first-ever trip to the USA and was a truly amazing experience. I can’t remember how on earth this came about, but we were going to play our first-ever live performance at the legendary Studio 54,” Gregory said in a press statement.
“We have, believe it or not, only ever played the States twice since then – once at a brilliant sold-out gig at The Highline Ballroom in NYC and the other at the Music Tastes Good festival in Long Beach, California, both in 2017. So, it’s certainly way past the time for Heaven 17 to finally come and tour in America and we are on our way! We know we have some amazing fans over there and we’re really excited to, at last, be able to play in front of all of them.”
Heaven 17 Tour Dates
Friday, September 16 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House
Saturday, September 17 – Red Bank, NJ @ The Vogel
Sunday, September 18 – Boston, MA @ City Winery
Tuesday, September 20 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
Thursday, September 22 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
Friday, September 23 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Saturday, September 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
Sunday, September 25 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
Tuesday, September 27 – New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
Thursday, September 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
Friday, September 30 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Saturday, October 1 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sunday, October 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
Wednesday, October 5 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Thursday, October 6 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre