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Heaven 17 to perform The Luxury Gap LP in full (2018)

Heaven 17

Story by Jack Foley

HEAVEN 17 are to perform their celebrated and acclaimed 1983 album The Luxury Gap in full across the UK throughout November and December.

The Luxury Gap was the moment when everything just clicked into place to overwhelming effect. It came after the critically acclaimed Penthouse and Pavement in 1981.

The Sheffield trio convinced their sceptical record company that Temptation had to be the next single. A duet between Glenn Gregory and Carol Kenyon, this song of lust, brilliantly framed by a musical structure stormed the charts and remains a momentous classic to this day.

The album itself went to reach number 4 and cemented Heaven 17 as one of the most important British post-punk bands.

35 years later, The Luxury Gap – Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary.

Martyn Ware said: “All of us at H17 HQ are thrilled to announce our forthcoming tour. Our 35th anniversary celebration of The Luxury Gap will be spectacular, and the themes of the songs are more relevant than ever before. Don’t miss it!”

The band will be covering 10 dates this winter performing in full along with some of their classic tracks. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 23 at 10am.

The dates are (all November and December 2018)


9 – Northampton Roadmender
10 – Norwich UEA
16 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
17 – Birmingham O2 Institute
23 – Glasgow O2 ABC
24 – Liverpool O2 Academy
30 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire


1 – Bristol O2 Academy
7 – Manchester O2 Ritz
8 – Sheffield O2 Academy