The Psychedelic Furs will play The Garage in Highbury, London, on Thursday 5th July 2012. It’s been two years since The Furs last played in London, when they performed their commercial breakthrough album “Talk Talk Talk”, in its entirety, to rave reviews.
The Garage show will see the band perform their major hits including “Love My Way, “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat”.
Led by singer and songwriter Richard Butler, whose baritone became one of the era’s most recognisable sounds, along with bass playing brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation.
The Furs gained much of their fame as part of MTV’s first wave of video artists and they have since been regarded as a musical icon that bridged the gap between early punk and the alternative hard rock and grunge that would rise during the 90s.
With a career spanning the rise and fall of punk, MTV, glam metal, grunge and hip-hop, Richard Butler is happy to be in a position to communicate with an audience. “As long as there are people, who enjoy music and have fun going to shows, there’ll be a place in the world for artists who try to do something interesting and different,” he says. “I don’t really know if you can change the world making music, but it sure is nice to think that you can enable people to have a good time.”
The Psychedelic Furs
5th July 2012
The Garage, Highbury, London
24 hour ticket hotline: 08700 603 777
Online bookings: www.seetickets.com
Tickets £20.00 (plus booking fee)
The Psychedelic Furs (official website): www.thepsychedelicfurs.com
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