Poptone announces teased first offering from debut album, announces West Coast tour
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets teams with Diva Dompé as Poptone
Borrowing their name from 1979 seminal P.I.L track, Poptone is bringing back to life the ground-breaking music of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and the otherworldly Tones On Tail, playing a diverse repertoire of their own highly original and hugely influential music.
Their set leans heavily on Tones On Tail, the songs of which have not been performed live for over 30 years! With Diva Dompé faithfully recreating original bassist Glenn Campling’s incredible bass lines, Poptone has essentially resurrected the Tones’ archives. Having played only 27 live dates during their existence, this band remains somewhat of an enigma. Poptone also performs a sprinkling of solo Daniel Ash, a healthy dose of classic Love and Rockets, and a dash of Bauhaus with live sets also featuring the odd inspirational cover to stir things up.
May 10 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
May 11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House Concert
May 13 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom
May 15 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
May 16 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
May 18 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
May 19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 20 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
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