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Some everlasting love from Howard Jones: a U.S. tour with Florida dates



howard_jones.jpgHoward Jones is a slippery one. The feel-good '80s electronica artist hasn't done a lot of touring in the U.S. for a while, and when he does, it's usually been the acoustic, solo shows. And no offense to artists who do great solo acoustic gigs (Richard Marx, Bryan Adams, Jackson Browne), in these economic hard times, concert-goers need a little more bang for their buck.

So huzzah for HoJo for bringing the rest of the band on swing through the U.S. in October, including three dates in Florida (Oct. 14 at the Largo Cultural Center, Oct. 16-17 at Epcot Center in Orlando). Click here for dates closer to you.

I've been a huge Howard Jones fan pretty much since the start (and yes, I've asked for an interview pretty much every years since we began Stuck in the '80s). Face it, with tunes like Everlasting Love, New Song, Like to Get to Know You Well and Life in One Day, he never fails to put a smile on your face. Hell, I even love No One is to Blame (the original version, not that unholy reproduced version by Phil Collins), which might be one of the saddest songs of the '80s. (My band in the late '80s actually covered that song a few times for shows in Tampa; never failed to bring a few tears to the eyes of the ladies in the audience ... and the blubbering drummer.)

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 5:08pm]


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