The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs

with special guest Elettro Domestico

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
Gates 6:30PM | Starts 7:30PM
$69.50 – Rows A through L
$59.50 – Rows M through R
$49.50 – All Remaining Rows

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From its exhilarating opening bars, Made of Rain – the first Psychedelic Furs album in 29 years – sounds like them alone. It’s a joy to hear again, fresher than ever, that unique mesh of sound and layers, that fusion of smooth and stark, of restraint and abandon, or melancholy and rage, of optimism and nihilism, or tougher and tender. Their ageless charisma flows anew. “It’s go that depth and weight of sound,” says Richard Butler as 2020 begins. Talking about the first track, “The Boy that Invented Rock & Roll,” he suggests, “It’s saying rock & roll was born out of feelings like these…” “the ticking veins, this godless dark, the druggy days, the pointless pain… a bag of tears where love is gone.” In a way it’s about Elvis Presley and all those people, but not just any individuals – it’s the feeling which rock & roll, for me, comes from. And of course rock & roll has a great deal of sexuality involved too. The boy is… and idea: I’m not claiming that position for myself!”

The Psychedelic Furs may not have invented rock & roll per se, but their influence since arriving on the post-punk scorched-earth landscape four decades ago has reverberated and resonated among all those who cherish the sweet-and-sour spot where rawness and romanticism meet. “I’m aware of the fact that people cite us an influence,” says Richard, “though I don’t often recognize it in their music. It’s gratifying of course, as it is that there’s still an interested and enthusiastic audience for us. That’s an honor.”

As the Furs witty, poetic, pugnacious onslaughts seared out of punk then sashayed beyond New Wave, launching a fleet of durable hits, they evolved electrically and elegiacally until taking a studio hiatus from 1991. Yet since reconvening as an essential live act at the turn of the century, they’ve found the applause growing louder and louder. People realized how much they loved those songs from the 1980 debut The Psychedelic Furs, 1981’s Talk Talk Talk, 1982’s Forever Now, 1984’s Mirror Moves, 1987’s Midnight to Midnight, 1989’2 Book of Days and 1991’s World Outside, from the early forays like “Sister Europe” and “India” through Pretty In Pink and “President Gas” to radio staples “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat.”  

The six-piece line-up has gelled into a groove-some, guileful beast. With, of course, fellow founder Tim Butler (Richard’s brother) on bass, it features Mars Williams on saxophone, Rich Good on guitar, Paul Garisto on drums, and Amanda Kramer on keyboards. “Oh it’s a good thing,” nods Richard. “We’re all friends, we’re all family.”

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