Monday, February 10, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Don't Believe' by the Psychedelic Furs

Slicing Up Eyeballs reports that my beloved Psychedelic Furs have announced a 13-date spring U.S. tour ahead of the release of "Made of Rain," the band’s eighth studio album and their first full-length in nearly 30 years. The tour will open April 13 in Key West, Fla., and includes six dates in Florida, as well as four shows in Texas. Other stops include New Orleans and two shows in Arizona, wrapping up April 30 in Scottsdale. The band then heads to England, where it will perform its new album in its entirety at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 14. Visit the Furs’ website for full ticket information.

The Furs’ current lineup includes mainstays, and brothers, Richard and Tim Butler on vocals and bass, respectively, as well as sax player Mars Williams (Waitresses), drummer Paul Garisto, keyboard player Amanda Kramer (Information Society, Golden Palominos) and guitarist Rich Good (the Pleased). 

"Made of Rain" will be the Furs’ first new album in nearly three decades, since the 1991 release of "World Outside," which spawned the modern-rock radio hit “Until She Comes."

I first saw the Furs on their "Mirror Moves" tour back in 1984, when the band headlined Mesa Amphitheater with the Bangles as openers, and then with the Alarm in 2004 at the now-defunct Spirit venue. More recently I saw them in 2012 with the Lemonheads at the Best Buy Theater, now known as the PlayStation.

1 comment:

FlaPhil said...

Already scored box seats for the April 15 show in Clearwater/St Pete! I try to see each year when they breeze through. Consistently great shows!