Howard Jones Announces 2018 U.S. Tour Dates
Howard Jones will spend early 2018 in the United States as he embarks on his latest round of performance dates — a set of solo shows he's dubbed "The Songs and the Stories."
The tour, which features Rachel Sage as Jones' supporting act, is scheduled to begin Jan. 24 in Seattle and continue through March 11, when it's currently set to wrap up with a stop in Detroit. After years of performing sporadically in the States, Jones has recently enjoyed a higher profile at North American venues; in 2017, he returned for a headlining run with his full band, a year after joining Barenaked Ladies and OMD for a package tour.
Jones, who released a three-album best-of set last year, has continued mixing new material — including cuts from his most recent outing, 2015's Engage — in among his hits; as he pointed out in an interview last year, he still finds fresh inspiration in songs from all corners of his career.
"The lyrics are most important to me. And, in a way, some of those songs — or maybe all of them, really — seem more relevant now then they did then," said Jones. "You know, things like 'Things Can Only Get Better' — which is a song that is about when things go horribly wrong, and you think, 'How am I going to get out of this?' I think we're living in times where people need that kind of encouragement. I certainly do in my life."
Look over the full list of currently announced tour dates below, and visit Howard Jones' official site for complete ticketing information.
Howard Jones 2018 Tour Dates
1/24 - Seattle, WA - Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
1/25 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
1/26 - Bremerton, WA - Admiral Theater
1/29 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
1/30 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
2/01 - Riverside, CA - Romano's Concert Lounge
2/03 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
2/04 - Whittier, CA - Whittier College
2/05 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
2/13 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove Underground
2/14 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove Underground
2/15 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center For Performing Arts
2/18 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe, The Big Barn
2/20 - Nashville, TN - City Winery Nashville
2/21 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery Atlanta
2/23 - Hartford, CT - Infinity Music Hall
2/24 - Bay Shore, NY - YMCA Boulton Center For Performing Arts
2/25 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House
2/26 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater 1894
2/28 - Boston, MA - City Winery
3/01 - Rockport, MA - Shalin Liu Performance Center
3/02 - New York, NY - City Winery NYC
3/03 - New York, NY - City Winery NYC
3/04 - Ithaca, NY - Hangar Theater
3/07 - Cleveland, OH - Music Box Supper Club
3/08 - Chicago, IL - City Winery Chicago
3/09 - Carmel, IN - The Tarkington
3/10 - Cincinnati, OH - Live! At The Ludlow Garage
3/11 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall