We are giving away a pair of tickets to Howard Jones – Transform Tour 2019 @ Revolution Hall on June 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 24.
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Howard Jones – Transform Tour 2019
June 30, 2019
21+ | Doors 7p, Show 8 p.m. | $49.50 ADV, $50 Doors
More info: revolutionhall.com
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
Howard Jones’ career has always been about the big picture. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist’s songs explore universal themes including enlightenment, transcendence, and seeing past one’s struggles in order to embrace the wider horizon beyond it. He’s sold millions of albums and had 15 top-40 global singles. And while his music often overflows with addictive pop hooks, soaring vocals and creative arrangements, when you dig deeper, you’ll find those larger perspectives embedded within.
Jones remains a household name for anyone who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Global hits including “Things Can Only Get Better,” “No One is to Blame,” “What is Love?” and “New Song” are permanent parts of the pop culture tapestry of the era. Major movies and television shows including Breaking Bad, Bumblebee, GLOW, Eddie the Eagle, Halt and Catch Fire, and Everybody Hates Chris have featured them in recent times. His 1984 debut album Human’s Lib and the 1985 follow-up Dream into Action continue to transcend generations, with 2018 super-deluxe reissues on Cherry Red Records selling out based on pre-orders alone.
“I think the ‘80s work continues to resonate because it offers little chunks of philosophy to listeners,” said Jones. “People have taken the lyrics to heart and they’ve become part of who they are. It’s why I’ve always got a connection to my fans. There are people who say art can’t change the world, but that’s not my view. I think music and lyrics can have a profound effect on people. Otherwise, what’s the point in doing it?”