Howard Jones Releases “Who You Really Want To Be”

New wave icon/synth pioneer Howard Jones has just released the third track from his forthcoming studio album; “Who You Really Want To Be” is available now. Of the fast-paced, electronica tune, inspired by the dangers of social media, Jones commented, “This is a song about trolling and online abuse. It highlights the fact that people can hide their identity whilst they threaten others on social media without having to take any responsibility or sanction for their behavior. The song asks ‘Is this really who you want to be”. We all need to be careful about what we choose to believe when faced with the myriad of news sources and the fakes that accompany them.” “Who You Really Want To Be” is featured on Jones’ forthcoming album, Dialogue.

Dialogue will be released on September 9th in North America via DTox/BFD/The Orchard. Dialogue is the third album in a trilogy of electronic releases from Jones with multi-media project Engage coming out in 2015 and studio album Transform out in 2019. The forthcoming album is produced by Howard Jones and longtime collaborator Robbie Bronnimann.

In support of Dialogue, Jones hits the road in a few weeks for a headlining tour with his full band/electronic set-up. Along with Howard, the four-piece band is Robin Boult (guitar), Nick Beggs (bass/chapman stick), Robbie Bronnimann (keyboards/electronic wizardry) and Dan Burton (keyboards/drum pads). The Dialogue tour features special guest alternative music legend Midge Ure.

Howard Jones Dialogue tour dates 2022 (with Midge Ure):


17 Tulalip, WA Tulalip Casino
18 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
21 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
22 San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s 365
23 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s By The Bay
24 Los Angeles, CA Ace Hotel Theater
26 Mesa, AZ The Venue At Farnsworth Hall
28 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte
29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre


1 Milwaukee, WI SummerFest
2 Des Plaines, IL Des Plaines Theater
3 Detroit, MI Magic Bag
6 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
7 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall
8 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Of Homestead Music Hall
9 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center
13 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
14 Norwalk, CT Wall Street Theater
15 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theater
16 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theater
17 Patchogue, NY Patchogue Theater
19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
21 Savannah, GA District Live
22 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater
23 Clearwater, FL Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
26 Houston, TX House Of Blues
27 Dallas, TX Amplified Live