Heaven 17 has announced the 30th Anniversary November UK Tour of their critically acclaimed 1981 concept album ‘Penthouse And Pavement’ which they will perform in its entirety. Tickets go on sale Wednesday May 12th at 9am. BUY TICKETS BPRYP8D6T54V
Featuring original members Glenn Gregory (lead vocals) and Martyn Ware (synthesizers, vocals) and a full six-piece band, Heaven 17 starts their UK tour at the Edinburgh HMV Picture House on November 22nd. The tour follows the ultimate super-luxury edition of Penthouse And Pavement, released by EMI in the autumn. The show will include an LED wall featuring visuals by famous graphic artists and designers matched up to each track.
Edinburgh HMV Picture House (Nov 22),
Glasgow O2 ABC (Nov 23), Manchester Ritz (Nov 25),
Birmingham HMV Institute (Nov 26),
London HMV Forum (Nov 28),
Oxford O2 Academy (Nov 29),
Brighton Corn Exchange (Nov 30) and Bristol O2 Academy (Dec 1).
The concert will also include a greatest hits encore, including the band’s massive hit single ‘Temptation’.
Penthouse And Pavement is considered to be one of the first political electronic dance concept albums of the 1980s. The single ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’ demonstrates the left-wing political outlook of the lyrics, and looks at early 1980s Britain under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the rise of the Yuppie. The album’s controversial themes includes nuclear war (‘Lets All Make A Bomb’), religious extremism, and America’s global influence. Penthouse And Pavement is featured in the book ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’.