This summer, you can enjoy the magic of the ‘80s by attending one of the most anticipated live concerts of the season! Iconic British new wave bands The Psychedelic Furs and Squeeze are joining forces to deliver an epic tour across North America! The outing, comprising 26 stops in major cities, includes a covered pitstop in New York City! Fans can look forward to a plethora of sensational hits that conquered the era as both bands showcase their high-energy sets at the Radio City Music Hall! The Psychedelic Furs rose to prominence thanks to their staples,” Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Ghost In You,” and more. Meanwhile, Squeeze entertained the world with remarkable hits like “Tempted,” “Up the Junction,” and “Cool for Cats,” among others! If you’re a fan of retro music, particularly the ‘80s, and want to experience their music live, you better hurry and score your tickets now before it’s too late!
Post-punk/new wave sensations The Psychedelic Furs have entertained fans since emerging in 1980. The band’s fate has immensely changed after signing with major label Columbia Records. They released their self-titled debut album, which spawned several new wave staples, such as “We Love You” and “Sister Europe.” The album, which performed phenomenally on the U.K. and U.S. charts, was regarded by Rolling Stone magazine as one of “the greatest albums released in 1980.”
After their stellar debut, The Psychedelic Furs dropped their highly-acclaimed sophomore effort, Talk Talk Talk. The 1981 album notably spawned the band’s biggest hit single, “Pretty In Pink.” The song’s story served as the inspiration for the film of the same name. In an interview, The Furs’ frontman and primary songwriter Richard Butler said that the song was written about two women in his life – his girlfriend at the time and another girl he met in a pub. Talk Talk Talk ended up rising on the charts in the U.S., while “Pretty in Pink” peaked at number 43 on the U.K. chart.
By 1982, The Furs had broken into the charts in six countries. Their third album, Forever Now, featured the hit single “Love My Way.” The record's success led to over 500,000 copies sold in the U.S., earning the band their first gold certification. By the mid-'80s, The Furs were at their peak with two incredible albums, Mirror Moves and Midnight to Midnight. Both albums earned gold certifications and entered the Top 20 in the U.K. Meanwhile, Mirror Moves also made gold in the U.S. after selling over half a million copies.
Another British New Wave purveyor is co-headliner Squeeze. The band’s claim to fame was their breakout hit, “Take Me I’m Yours.” Released in 1978, the single is featured in their self-titled debut album. The following year, Squeeze dropped the highest-charting singles of their career, “Cool for Cats” and “Up the Junction.” The songs were spawned by their sophomore effort, Cool for Cats, which became their first entry on the U.K. chart.
The following year, Squeeze made their debut on the Billboard 200 with the release of Argybargy. The album peaked at number 71 on the chart and dropped two hits, “Another Nail in My Heart” and “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell).” Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the band continued their activities and consistently released new music despite two hiatuses. In 2017, they dropped their latest album, The Knowledge.
See The Psychedelic Furs and Squeeze on Friday, 8th September 2023, at the Radio City Music Hall! Hurry and secure your passes now!
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Avenue, New York City, New York, 110020, United States