|Date & Location||Comments|
|24th to 28th March
Rehearsals at "The Joint, London"
Warm-up in Norwich at "Waterfront"
Warm-up in Portsmouth at "Wedgewood Rooms"
Warm-up in London at "Heaven"
|Review by Daniel Booth (source not known)
CUT straight to the encore. The Human League's "Being Boiled", transformed from a shuttering, industrial dirge to the sound of slinky, kinky, ballistic, bombastic, fantastic, frenetic, splenetic, sizzling, fizzling SEXSEXSEXSEX. I dance my legs down to the ankles, and step outside acting brash in Charing Cross, (feeling flash in Leicester Square).
To understand Heaven 17 is to understand that these are the five most important
moments in the history of pop music:
They were pretty fab when they headlined at Heaven in London last year. I'll forgive any duff tracks if they give shows as memorable as that one...
JEREMY DAMSELL, Guildford, UK
Supporting Erasure in Birmingham at "NEC"
|First review of the concert by Paul Lloyd
OK, here it is...my review of the Erasure concert. It was the first night of the UK leg of the "Cowboy Concerts". Got the closest I've ever been to the stage for a concert...about 3-4 people back from the stage! It's nearly all seats in the Arena, except for a small standing only section right in front of the stage.
But first, a word about the support...Heaven 17! They came on for about 30-40 mins and they were totally excellent. Really good. They did all their hits, only 1 of them in the original 80's style. The rest were the same vocal sound, but with a very very cool 90's dance beat behind them. Like revamped music with the original vocals. They finished with the line "We'd like to finish with a song that isn't a Heaven 17 song, but one we've always wanted to sing", at which point they broke into The Human League's "Being Boiled" in a 90's style, my god...it was too good for words. :) And that was after singing "Temptation"! They were just wonderful. :)
Anyway, on to Erasure[...]
To sum up...H17 were excellent, Erasure were too, the new songs came across much better in the live setting and they balanced the old and new songs in equal amounts. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing them again some time...and Heaven 17. :)
Comments by Stephen Banner
I saw H17 live just recently when they supported Erasure and in all honesty
the were excellent, I never expected the crowd to respond as well as they
did. They really gave a good show, you could also tell Mr. Gregory was nervous,
but settled in well and gave the set some stick...
14.000 people had been at this gig.
Supporting Erasure in Bournemouth at "International Centre"
Supporting Erasure in Cardiff at "International Centre"
Supporting Erasure in Brighton at the "Centre"
Supporting Erasure in Manchester at the "NYNEX Arena"
Supporting Erasure in Newcastle at the arena
Headline in Dublin
Supporting Erasure in Glasgow at "SECC"
This concert was recorded and will the the basis
Supporting Erasure in Sheffield at the arena
|Erasure gig review by Sheffield Electronic Press :
...One-hit-wonders Heaven 17 were the support band. Of their set, 'Temptation' was good but the rest didn't impress...
My personal remark to this review: they don't like the sons of the city who raised Sheffield to the 20th century concerning music ? Strange !
Quote from Darran
... went to see H17 support Erasure last month, found that many Erasure fans enjoyed H17's set more than Erasure, The guys were on form especially as they were performing to their Home town. The Highlight of the show must have been when they performed Being Boiled! ...
Authors remark: Strange again, Erasure fans like Heaven 17 better and Heaven 17 is best when performing songs of "other" bands...
Supporting Erasure in London in Wembley
|Excerpts from "Wembley concert review" by Rob Ornee
... There were, in my estimation, about 7000 people there tonight, and everyone left with a great big smile on their face. The one thing that put a smile on my face was the unannounced support act - Heaven 17 !!! Apparently this is the first time they've ever toured, and it has to be said that they were superb. It was a real bonus to have them warm us up. ...
Headline in London at "GAY"
|Info from e-lectric
Appearing late at 2 o'clock in the night they played 9 songs. 'Designing Heaven' was the only new one. The Three seem to be stressed by the tour !
Live PA in London at "Cafe De Paris"
|According to the usenet:
...they have been interviewed on "Muchmusic" the same day...
...they cancelled quite unexpectedly before the show...
Important info from Martyn Ware about the Toronto concert !!!
We were stunned to discover that the promoter asked us not to come over because he claimed that he was going to lose a lot of money as he had only sold 2,000 tickets. This happened a week before we were due to travel, and as far as I know I don't think we've even been offered any compensation.
|Sat 14 June
Cardiff - Music In The Bay
|With Echobelly, Brand New Heavies, INXS, Alisha's Attic, Supernaturals
plus many others
See concert review page for a nice review by Robert Sommerville. Thanks !
|Sat 28 June
London Lawyers Ball
|"Private party" with Heaven 17 playing for one hour at 2:30 a.m. New T-Rex coverversion planned as second encore.|