Howard Jones returns for a UK tour in November, his first since 2014, and he will be chatting live with Ellie and Bill on this afternoon’s Community Train Radio Show from 2.00pm only on North Manchester FM 106.6.
Howard is touring with his new and extended Electric Band; following a 24 date Headline tour of the USA.
The tour will also coincide with a brand new ‘Best Of’ Howard Jones release Entitled ‘BEST (1983-2017)’. Audiences can expect to hear many of Howard’s chart topping singles as well as new songs that featured in the recent Eddie the Eagle film (2016) and his 2015 multi-media ‘ENGAGE’ project.
It was in 1983 that multi-instrumentalist Howard Jones first burst onto the contemporary music scene with his very British songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics. He set out his manifesto in his very first single ‘New Song’ where the lyrics called on the listener to challenge their preconceived ideas, to see both sides and “throw off your mental chains”.
Along with ‘New Song’, his first two albums, the twice Platinum, Number 1 selling Human’s Lib (1984) and Dream into Action, the Gold selling record that peaked at Number 2 in 1985, brought Howard a host of Top 10 hits including ‘Things Can Only Get Better’, ‘What Is Love?’, ‘Pearl in the Shell’, ‘Like to Get to Know You Well’, ‘Hide and Seek’, ‘Look Mama’ and ‘No One Is To Blame’, which reached Number 1 in the USA. He also performed at Live Aid (Wembley Stadium) in 1985.
Howard Jones will be playing Manchester O2 Ritz on Friday 24th November.