Hu­man League Dou­ble Pass. Per­form­ing at Auck­land’s Lo­gan Camp­bell Cen­tre Wed­nes­day 6 De­cem­ber at 8pm w/ Pseudo Echo (R.18/All Ages)

Waikato News - - MUSIC -

Forty years af­ter form­ing, UK synth-pop pioneers The Hu­man League are com­ing to our shores for their first ever New Zealand show and we have a dou­ble pass for you to join in the fun!

The much-loved trio of Phil Oakey, Su­san Ann Sul­ley & Joanne Cather­all will be joined by spe­cial guests, Aus­tralian New Wave sen­sa­tions Pseudo Echo for a spe­cial night of the hits.

Formed in the English city of Sh­effield in 1977, The Hu­man League were early pioneers of the Bri­tish synth-pop move­ment, earn­ing street cred within the art-pop scene of the late 70s. They signed to Vir­gin Records in 1979, the same year David Bowie de­scribed them as “the sound of the fu­ture,” and he was bang on.

The group con­tin­ued to in­no­vate and ex­pand with Sul­ley and Cather­all join­ing the band at the end of 1980.

Through­out the 80s, The Hu­man League were a per­ma­nent fix­ture on the New Zealand al­bum & sin­gle charts. They held six New Zealand Top 20 sin­gles with well­known hits in­clud­ing (Keep Feel­ing) Fas­ci­na­tion, Hu­man and Love Ac­tion. Their 1981 break­through al­bum Dare was a #1 hit on the NZ al­bum chart, and re­mained there for 40 con­sec­u­tive weeks, help­ing them be­come firm night­club favourites dur­ing a time of ex­cit­ing musical change. It con­tained four hit sin­gles, in­clud­ing the mas­sively pop­u­lar Don’t You Want Me.

Their songs are still sam­pled and played across dance floors world­wide and their live rep­u­ta­tion grows with each pass­ing year.

Their per­fect pair­ing with Pseudo Echo with such great songs as Liv­ing In A Dream, A Beat For You, Send Me An An­gel and Funky Town augers well for a night that will have you in synth-pop par­adise. Tick­ets from Tick­et­mas­ter.

Com­pe­ti­tion by Fill The House Tick­ets Project — proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with can­cer, other wor­thy char­i­ties and de­serv­ing in­di­vid­u­als. Email your name, ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber(s) to hn­fth­, with ‘Hu­man League’ in the sub­ject, by mid­day Mon­day, Novem­ber 6.

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