Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap, 40 Years of Temptation
Thursday 16 November 2023, 7:30pm - 11pm
The Nick Rayns LCR
+ dj rusty egan
14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
Heaven 17 have today announced a very special UK tour to perform their celebrated and acclaimed 1983 album The Luxury Gap culminating with a hometown show at Sheffield O2 Academy on Saturday 18th November.
Hailing from Sheffield, Heaven 17 are one of the most important British post-punk bands. Heaven 17’s 2nd album ‘The Luxury Gap’ in 1983 was the moment when everything just clicked into place to overwhelming effect. It undoubtedly became a pop masterpiece.
The trio 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. The album itself went to reach number 4 and cemented Heaven 17 as one of the most important British post-punk bands.
40 years later The Luxury Gap Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary. On the celebratory tour Glenn Gregory said:
‘When we were writing and recording the tracks for our second album “The Luxury Gap” we energised by the critical success of our first album “Penthouse And Pavement”. We wanted to make the new songs stand up and stand out we wanted to write songs that people would take to their hearts.
40 years later our audience are still loving those songs and we are very excited to be touring our most successful album The Luxury Gap. Come on and jump aboard the Heaven 17 time machine, let’s party like its 1983”
The Band will be covering 13 dates this November performing their masterpiece in full along with some of their classic tracks. Tickets go on sale Friday 28th April at 10am.
VIP Temptation Package:
Get early entry into the venue with exclusive access to the private soundcheck
Meet Heaven 17 and take a photo via your own phone / camera
Receive an exclusive signed tour poster
Collect your VIP tour laminate and lanyard
This package includes a general admission ticket to the show
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