From Eternity To Here - 40th Anniversary Tour
Level 42 will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of their first ever single, Love Meeting Love, in 2020 and will do so with all cylinders firing and sounding fresher than ever by undertaking a 24 date ‘From Eternity To Here’ UK tour.
The ‘From Eternity To Here’ UK tour will see the band play the length and breadth of the country. After everything that they have achieved, they have no interest in slowing down. “No way!” says bassist and frontman Mark King; “Touring with the band this year has been about as much fun as I can remember having had on the road and, if you had asked me back in 1980 if I thought we would be selling out theatres around the world when I was sixty years old, I probably would have laughed! Hand on heart, this year has been amazing. Re-invention can be a wonderful thing!”
Mark King is a musician who has truly created a sound and style all of his own and is in constant demand, both from the fans and from his peers – he’s just been announced as a special guest on Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins’ forthcoming record.
To date, Level 42 have released 14 studio albums, 7 live albums, and 6 compilation albums, had 18 top 40 singles, including Lessons in Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now, Running in the Family, and Hot Water, sold out Wembley Arena for a total of 21 nights and sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. In short they proved to be one of the biggest British bands of the 1980s, and recent reissues as a major format has seen a host of re-masters and releases from Universal Music, Studio Hamburg, and River Records among others. In 2001 Mark King acquired the rights to the name ‘Level 42’ and took the band back out on the road again where they continue to win over audiences where their unique sound and virtuosity as instrumentalists remains an inspiration to young players the world over.
See 25 tour dates featuring Level 42
Hipsway are a Scottish pop/new wave band formed in Glasgow in 1984 by ex-Altered Images guitarist Johnny McElhone on bass, and featuring Grahame Skinner (Skin) (vocals), Pim Jones (guitar) and Harry Travers (drums). In 1986, the band released their self-titled debut album, which achieved gold status following a year of solid live performance and promotion. Not quite an overnight success, but rather a slow burn, the album selling through word of mouth and the constant nag of their hit single, The Honeythief, playing everywhere on the radio. The band split up in 1989 following the earlier departure of Johnny McElhone (replaced by Gary Houston) and then Harry Travers. Following a re-release of their debut album 30 years later, Skin, Pim and Gary reformed to play a one-off anniversary show in Glasgow which sold out in two days. On the back of this, the band decided to continue playing special live shows.
See 4 tour dates featuring Hipsway