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Heaven 17 announce two special 40th anniversary celebration shows (2019)

Heaven 17

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING a sold out headline tour in 2018, Heaven 17 have announced two very special shows performing The Human League’s debut albums Reproduction and Travelogue albums for the very first time.

The gigs will be taking place at Sheffield City Hall and London’s Roundhouse in March 2020.

The Sheffield trio Heaven 17, started by one of The Human League’s founding members Martyn Ware, are one of the most important British post-punk bands.

The Human League’s Reproduction and Travelogue, co-written by Ware in 1979 and 1980, have never been performed live in full. Ware and co recorded the album on the brink of the industrial synth/electronic era and went on to influence generations of musicians.

Critically acclaimed, both albums spawned singles Empire State Human and Being Boiled.

Martyn Ware said: “As one of the originators of The Human League, I have always had a passion to make this very exciting project happen. We will recreate the feeling and authenticity of the original experience, featuring all the original instruments, arrangements and set design – reimagining the totally original visual performance. These two concerts may well never be repeated – I strongly recommend you do not miss them.”

Heaven 17 will be covering The Human League’s debut albums alongside some of their own classic tracks. Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10am.

The tour dates are (both March 2020)

19 – Sheffield City Hall
20 – London Roundhouse