It is with great pleasure that new wave icon/synth pioneer Howard Jones announces his return to the United States in for rescheduled dates with his Acoustic Trio in February 2022. Originally set for January, February and March, 2020, the intimate stripped-down shows are a trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on electric piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltrey, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick, these shows deliver a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. They also provide the opportunity for the audience to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard’s beloved material as well as stories from his touring career.
Of the upcoming shows, Jones commented, “”I’m super happy to be able to resume the tour that Covid so rudely interrupted. The trio is a joy for me. Nick, Robin and I can’t wait to play these intimate shows for my amazing fans.” Please see below for tour dates.
Electronic music pioneer Howard Jones has been a constant presence on the international touring scene for the past three decades, playing live in a number of different configurations including intimate solo shows and dates with his full high-tech band set-up. His most recent album is Transform, his first new studio album in nearly a decade. Released in 2019 to critical acclaim, Transform features several collaborations with electronica luminary BT. Of the album, Paste avowed, “Transform is remarkably consistent to Jones’ lush brand of synthpop…a balance of what is familiar and what is innovative, new magic from old spells” while Pop Matters declared the album to contain “dazzling synth sounds, catchy melodies and introspective and life-affirming lyrics – but with a contemporary feel”.
Howard Jones Acoustic Trio tour dates 2022:
11 Ithaca, NY Hangar
12 Saratoga, NY Universal Preservation Hall
14 Boston, NY City Winery
15 Norwalk, CT Wall Street Theater
17 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House
18 Huntington, NY The Paramount
19 New York, NY Sony Hall
20 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
21 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere