(Newton, NJ) -- 80's New Wave Rockers The Psychedelic Furs will perform at the Newton Theatre on Thursday, April 10th, 2014. The Psychedelic Furs, led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. The band scored major hits with Love My Way, Pretty In Pink, Heaven, The Ghost In You, and Heartbreak Beat and released seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD.
The Furs debut, a
self-titled album from 1980, quickly established the band at radio in
Europe and was a top 20 hit in the UK. The album also found success in
Germany, Italy, France, Spain, New Zealand and Australia.
found success in the US with their next release, 1981's Talk Talk Talk,
which saw the band making its debut on the US album charts. In the UK,
the album charted the original version of Pretty in Pink, which served
as inspiration for the 1986 John Hughes film of the same name, and was
re-recorded for the film's platinum-selling soundtrack.
the Furs recorded Forever Now, with producer Todd Rundgren in Woodstock,
New York. This album included hit Love My Way. The Furs' 1984 release
Mirror Moves featured the songs Heaven and smash hit The Ghost in You.
the mid-80s, the band had become a staple on both U.S. college and
modern rock radio stations. Simultaneously, they were experiencing
consistent mainstream success, placing several singles in the pop charts
on both sides of the Atlantic.
Their album Midnight to Midnight,
featured the single Heartbreak Beat, which became the Psychedelic Furs
biggest Top 40 hit. The album also featured drummer Paul Garisto and sax
player Mars Williams, both of whom continue to tour with the band.
band went on extended hiatus in the early 1990s. After spending most of
the decade apart, the Butlers reignited The Psychedelic Furs in 2000,
and released a live album Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live. Since
then, lead singer Richard Butler has released an eponymous solo album
produced by Jon Carin, and has hinted at the possibility of a new
Psychedelic Furs album.
Currently, the band continues to tour around
the world. The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler
(vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams
(saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).
for the Psychedelic Furs are $44.00 for Premium seating, $39.00 for the
Orchestra and $34.00 for the Balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.
historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ,
was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's
premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live
performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming
The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands
region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by
calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com .