Having already performed a handful of largely sold-out shows on the West Coast, Poptone (Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins of Love and Rockets, Bauhaus, Tones on Tail & Diva Dompe) will be making their way to the East Coast for a round of shows, including Asbury Park, NYC and Boston. Tour dates are listed below.
Bauhaus, Tones On Tail and Love And Rockets... Most musicians would give their right arms to have graced just one of these critically acclaimed bands. Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins were founding members of all three. Now joined by Kevin's daughter Diva Dompe on bass, they have formed a new band called POPTONE.
Poptone have kicked off a career retrospective set list playing songs from all three former bands with a view to writing new material further down the road. Naturally, the set leans heavily on Tones On Tail whose songs have not been performed live for over 30 years. "It's been a real treat to revisit the unique and eclectic Tones on Tail catalog," says Haskins. "I feel that there are many people who didn't get a chance to see us back in the day. So I am excited for them to hear these weird and wonderful songs played live again. With the addition of Bauhaus and Love And Rockets material, it will be a veritable feast for the ears!"
** designates newly added dates
May 30 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
May 31 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
June 2 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
June 3 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
June 4 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ** SECOND DATE ADDED **
June 6 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
June 7 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
June 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
June 22 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
June 23 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
June 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre
July 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall **
July 8- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 9 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
August 3 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony **
August 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre **
August 5 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza **
August 8 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club **
August 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage **