Psychedelic Furs Regroup For Spring Tour

After reuniting to tour last year with the Go-Go's and the B-52s, the Psychedelic Furs are stepping out for a headlining jaunt this spring. The band also plans to record its first new studio album in

After reuniting to tour last year with the Go-Go's and the B-52s, the Psychedelic Furs are stepping out for a headlining jaunt this spring. The band also plans to record its first new studio album in a decade at the conclusion of the tour, which opens March 23 in New York and closes May 12 in Boston.

The band's live set will consist heavily of past hits, but also will preview new songs. The Psychedelic Furs broke up after 1991's "World Outside" failed to chart. No label has yet been lined up to distribute the forthcoming album, according to a band spokesperson.

The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977, and were a sextet by the time the group released its self-titled debut in 1980. Only three original members remain -- Richard Butler, Tim Butler, and John Ashton. The British new wave band, which attempted to meld the immediacy of the Sex Pistols with the artsy awareness of the Velvet Underground, is best known in the U.S. for its single "Pretty In Pink," which was recorded for 1981's "Talk Talk Talk" (Columbia).

The track became a groundbreaking hit, eventually reaching No. 41 on The Billboard Hot 100, when John Hughes used it for his 1986 film of the same name. In January, Columbia released a single-CD collection of the Furs' greatest hits.

Here are the Psychedelic Furs' tour dates:

March 23: Plainview, NY (the Venderbilt)
March 24: Norfolk, Va. (Boat House)
March 25: Charlotte, NC (Treemont Music Hall)
March 27: Boynton Beach, Fla. (Orbit)
March 28: Orlando (House Of Blues)
March 30: Jacksonville, Fla. (Edge 2000)
March 31: Atlanta (Centerstage)
April 1: New Orleans (House Of Blues)
April 2: Houston (the Rio)
April 3: Dallas (Deep Ellum)
April 5: Scottsdale, Ariz. (Cajun House)
April 7: San Diego (Catamaran Resort)
April 10: Anaheim, Calif. (House Of Blues)
April 11: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura Theater)
April 12: San Francisco (Filmore)
April 13-14: Los Angeles (House Of Blues)
April 16: Portland, Ore. (Roseland)
April 17: Vancuver (Commodore Ballroom)
April 18: Seattle (Showbox)
April 19: Boise, Idaho (The Big Easy)
April 21: Denver (Gothic)
April 22: Kansas City, Mo. (the Beaumont)
April 24: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
April 25: Madison, Wis. (Barrymore)
April 26-27: Chicago (House Of Blues)
April 29: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
May 1: Detroit (Clutch Cargo)
May 2: Pittsburgh (Metropol)
May 3: Buffalo, N.Y. (Riviera)
May 9: New York (Irving Plaza)
May 10: Baltimore (Recher)
May 11: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 12: Boston (Avalon)

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