Howard Jones Schedule
Singer Howard Jones was one of the central figures of mid-'80s synth pop. Jones' music mingled
the technology-soaked sound of new wave with the upbeat hopefulness of the late '60s pop era. Jones got his start in the music
industry by playing the Southampton circuit, moving in on global fame in the early 1980s with the release of the single "New
Song." Successive singles like "What Is Love" and "Pearl in the Shell" became instant classics, and even though Jones' career
cooled off a bit after the '90s, he continues to record hits today. To take a step back in time, make sure you grab your tickets
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Howard Jones Background
Hailing from Southampton,
England, Jones took up the piano at the tender age of seven. By the time he hit his formative teen years, his family had moved
Canada. It was there that he joined his first band. Known as Warrior, the group specialized in progressive rock. Eventually,
Jones returned to England, where he was a part of various groups. In the mid-'70s, Jones went to the Royal Northern College
of Music. He eventually dropped out, and gigged with a host of local Southampton funk and jazz bands. Jones then pursued a
solo career using drum machines and synthesizers. For his one-man performances, Jones included mime Jed Hoile in his shows.
John Peel took notice of Jones and gave the keyboardist a BBC session. Jones began opening for new wave synth pop acts around
England. By 1983, he had inked a deal with WEA in Europe and England. He also signed on with Elektra in the U.S.
Song" was his first single, which arrived in England in the fall of 1983. It landed at No. 3 on the charts. "What Is Love,"
his sophomore single, came out a few months later and climbed to No. 2. In the spring of 1984, Jones' first album, Human Lib,
dropped. It charted at No. 1 in England. Constant exposure on MTV led to the album's success in America. "What Is Love" and
"New Song" claimed spots in the American Top 40 late in 1984, while "Pearl in the Shell" earned him his third British Top
In 1985, Jones replaced Hoile with a touring band and issued his sophomore album, Dream into Action. The record
yielded the No. 10 spot and claimed platinum status in the U.S. The album featured hits like "Life in One Day," "Like to Get
to Know You Well," "Things Can Only Get Better" and "Look Mama." An EP of remixes, Action Replay, arrived in 1986 that included
an updated rendition of "No One Is to Blame." This song became Jones' largest hit, scoring the No. 4 spot. Cross That Line
dropped in the spring of 1989. "Everlasting Love" was the first track to be issued off the album and earned its place as a
No. 1 adult contemporary hit in the U.S., landing at No. 13. In the Running followed three years later, and The Best of Howard
Jones came out in 1993. A year later Jones embarked on a tour, performing acoustic shows. At these shows, he peddled Working
in the Backroom - an album he cut at his home studio and issued on his own label, Dtox Records, at his live shows. Jones continued
to tour Europe and the U.S. over the next few years. And, in 1996 he put out Live Acoustic Americawith People following two
years later. Perform '00 (2000); Perform '01 (2001); and The Peaceful Tour (2002) were issued prior to 2005's Revolution of
Howard Jones Albums
Howard Jones' discography is comprised of studio albums: Human's Lib (1984);
Dream into Action (1985); One to One (1986); Cross That Line (1989); In the Running (1992); Working in the Backroom (1994);
Angels & Lovers (1997); People (1998); Revolution of the Heart (2005); and Ordinary Heroes (2009).
Did you know that Howard Jones is a member of Soka Gakkai International? He also serves as the musical
director of one of its choirs, the Glorious Life Chorus. The chorus plays some of his tunes in its catalog, including "Respected"
and "Building Our Own Future."
Howard Jones Concert Experience
There's something simply remarkable about
taking in a live show that keeps people coming back for more whenever one of their favorite artists comes to town. When you
see a fantastic musical act like Howard Jones hit the stage in the same building that you're in, there's a instant connection
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People have been coming together to enjoy live
music for an infinite number of years. If you think about it, live music is the true foundation of music itself, and really
the art's purest form. It can be an epic experience to see an artist in a huge amphitheater with thousands upon thousands
of screaming fans surrounding you, or it can be an intimate experience in a smaller venue in which you can really connect
with everyone around you. Either way, seeing a concert live and in person always amounts to more than just listening to music.
When you head out to see a creative artist hit the stage at a venue near you, you're sure to embrace the entire experience
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common. And often times, when it comes to music, that one thing is enough to connect people.
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