Regeneration Tour scales back 2013 plans to West Coast dates
The Regeneration Tour, which has staged some amazing '80s tours over the last few years, has officially scaled back its touring plans for 2013 to strictly West Coast dates after losing The Human League as a headliner. The Tom Tom Club was another act that was reportedly on the bill as recently as this week, but appears to have dropped off.
Though it still varies by date, the tour now features: Howard Jones, Erasure's Andy Bell, Information Society, Men Without Hats and A Flock of Seagulls.
Now, a lot people might be tempted to jump all over tour organizers for this latest news. But I won't be one of them. I've worked with the tour managers before, and they're good people. And they've been pretty honest about sharing the changes of lineups along the way on their Facebook page. I can only imagine the sort of headaches and challenges involved in putting together a project like this, and I'm hoping they have better luck in future years. And I'll argue that any time you get a chance to see Howard Jones live in concert, you're still getting your money's worth.
Here are the latest Regeneration Tour dates:
Aug. 23 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion: Erasure's Andy Bell/Howard Jones/A Flock of Seagulls
Aug. 24 - Sacramento, CA - TBA
Aug. 25 - Portland TBA
Aug. 28 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts on the Bay: Erasure's Andy Bell/Howard Jones/Men Without Hats
Aug. 29 - TBA
Aug. 30 - Hollywood, CA - Greek Theatre: Erasure's Andy Bell/Howard Jones/Information Society/Men Without Hats
Aug. 31 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery: Erasure's Andy Bell/Howard Jones/Information Society/Men Without Hats
Sept. 3 - Mexico City: Erasure's Andy Bell/Howard Jones/A Flock of Seagulls/Men Without Hats/Naked Eyes