UK tour dates
The Psychedelic Furs return to the UK to play three regional shows in June, calling in at Leicester, Cardiff and Liverpool.
June 12th – Leicester 02, Academy
June 13th – Cardiff, Tramshed
June 16th – Liverpool, 02 Academy
If you were to dissect today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs.
Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with “Love My Way”, “Pretty In Pink”, “Heaven”, “The Ghost In You”, and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxset and a live concert DVD.
Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US college radio scoring a multitude of number 1 singles.
With the advent of MTV in the early 80s the band took off into the stratosphere and when John Hughes approached the band with his film built around the Furs song “Pretty In Pink”, the band’s legacy was cemented. After a brief hiatus in the 90s and a side project called “Love Spit Love”, the band regrouped at the dawn of the new millennium.
The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards) and Paul Garisto (drums).
In 2018 the band is working on their first new studio album since 1991.
Later in the year the band plans to re-release their entire catalog on vinyl.