Heaven 17 announce a very special UK tour to perform their celebrated and acclaimed 1983 album 'The Luxury Gap'
General Onsale: Friday 28 April 2023, 10am
Hailing from Sheffield, Heaven 17 are one of the most important British post-punk bands. Heaven 17’s 2nd album ‘The Luxury Gap’ in 1983 was the moment when everything just clicked into place to overwhelming effect. It undoubtedly became a pop masterpiece.
The trio convinced their sceptical record company that Temptation had to be the next single. A duet between Glenn Gregory and Carol Kenyon, this song of lust, brilliantly framed by a musical structure stormed the charts and remains a momentous classic to this day. The album itself went to reach number 4 and cemented Heaven 17 as one of the most important British post-punk bands.
40 years later The Luxury Gap Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary. On the celebratory tour Glenn Gregory said:
“When we were writing and recording the tracks for our second album “The Luxury Gap” we energised by the critical success of our first album “Penthouse And Pavement”. We wanted to make the new songs stand up and stand out we wanted to write songs that people would take to their hearts.
40 years later our audience are still loving those songs and we are very excited to be touring our most successful album The Luxury Gap. Come on and jump aboard the Heaven 17 time machine, let’s party like its 1983”
The Band will be covering 13 dates this November performing their masterpiece in full along with some of their classic tracks.
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