Hot on the heels of the successful performance of their seminal album ‘Penthouse And Pavement’ in Sheffield (and accompanying BCC documentary), ElectroPop Legends Heaven 17 are taking the show on the road.
Taking in eight cities performing, arguably, their best album in its entirety (plus a few extras), fans in the UK can get a taste of what to expect as the BBC recording of the Sheffield début of the show is available to watch on iPlayer. The tour will expand from that performance to include a six piece band and LED banks showcasing artwork, specially commissioned, from top UK design houses inspired by the classic 1981 album.
Also still available on iPlayer is the documentary screened in conjunction with the gig, ‘Heaven 17: The Story Of Penthouse And Pavement’, it’s a fascinating watch with some great contributions.
To get you in the mood here’s Heaven 17’ 1981 début, and still awesome, ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thing’:
The tour kick off late December in Edinburgh.
22nd Nov – Edinburgh @ Edinburgh Picture House
23rd Nov – Glasgow @ Glasgow ABC
25th Nov – Manchester @ Manchester Ritz
26th Nov – Birmingham @ Birmingham Institute
28th Nov – London @ London Forum
29th Nov – Oxford – Oxford Academy
30th Nov – Brighton @ Brighton Corn Exchange
01st Dec – Bristol @ Bristol Academy
All this to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album’s release! And there’s more! EMI are putting together a ‘special luxury edition’ of the record for release later in the year!