Heaven 17 are to perform their much-loved greatest hits and highlights from the last forty years across the UK throughout September and November 2021 after having had to cancel their 2020 tour because of the pandemic.

Hailing from Sheffield, synth pop masters Heaven 17 are one of the most important British post-punk bands. Taking their name from the Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange, Heaven 17 grew out of the experimental production outfit the British Electric Foundation, itself an offshoot of the electro-pop outfit Human League. In 1981 Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh left the Human League, recruited vocalist Glenn Gregory and Heaven 17 was born. A critically acclaimed album Penthouse And Pavement followed the same year.

Heaven 17’s second album The Luxury Gap in 1983 was the moment when everything just clicked into place to overwhelming effect. It became an undoubtable pop masterpiece.

Heaven 17 convinced their sceptical record company that Temptation had to be the next single. A duet between Glenn Gregory and Carol Kenyon, this song of lust, brilliantly framed by a musical structure stormed the charts and remains a momentous classic to this day.

Subsequent years included albums Pleasure One, Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho before a hiatus ensued until 1996 where they burst back onto the airwaves with huge dance smash Hands Up To Heaven. Now a collective between Ware and Gregory with synth player Berenice Scott and soul singers Kelly Barnes and Rachel Mosleh very much part of the live dynamic, Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary.

TOUR DATES 2021

September

Date Venue
Sat 4th City Hall Sheffield
Sun 5th The Roundhouse London
Sat 18th Temple Newsam House Leeds

November

Date Venue
Fri 5th O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London
Sat 6th O2 Academy Bristol
Sun 7th The Albert Hall Manchester
Fri 12th O2 Institute Birmingham
Sat 13th O2 Academy Sheffield
Fri 19th O2 Academy Bourne
Sat 20th The Nick Rayns UEA LCR Norwich
Thu 25th O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat 27th Tramshed Cardiff

Tickets are now on sale

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All tickets remain valid for the new dates

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