Heaven 17 plus special guests Blancmange
The Foundry, Sheffield.
This event is for over 14s only - No refunds will be issued for under 14s.
VMS Live & Sheffield Students’ Union present
Plus Special Guests: Blancmange
Legendary Sheffield synthpop band, Heaven 17 bring their 'Tour of Synthetic Delights 2' tour to Foundry, Sheffield Students' Union on Friday 10th November, supported by Blancmange.
The brainchild of Martyn Ware was born from the collapse of the original Human League, 80's synth pioneers Heaven 17 have stood the test of time and been an influence on the future of modern music for over thirty years. Their debut 1981 album, 'Penthouse And Pavement', was, and remains a modern classic. Glenn Gregory and Martyn continue to perform the hits from their overwhelming back catalogue, including 'Temptation' and '(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang', along with unveiling their first new material in 12 years.
Joining Heaven 17 are Blancmange, formed in Harrow, Middlesex in 1979 by vocalist Neil Arthur and instrumentalist Stephen Luscombe. The duo released their first EP "Irene and Mavis" the following year, but had their first real exposure via a track on the seminal Some Bizzare Album, alongside fellow acts Soft Cell and Depeche Mode. This led to them signing a recording contract with London Records.Currently, Blancmange can be heard in everything from La Roux to LCD Sound System to Hot Chip. Alongside their contemporaries - the Human League, Magazine, Heaven 17 & OMD - Blancmange are now being recognised as true Electro-Pop trailblazing pioneers. Faithless recently covered the band’s dance floor classic “Feel Me”, La Roux have recently included the Blancmange B-side “What’s Your Problem” on their “Sidetracked” compilation with sleeve notes proclaiming“ …the Blue Print for Hot Chip”.