Psychedelic Furs will be bringing their hard rock sound to Atlantic City on July 27th.
Who are the Psychedelic Furs?
Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in 1977. The band was one of the first wave of English punk rock bands to achieve mainstream success in the United Kingdom. The Psychedelic Furs have released seven studio albums and have had several hit singles, including “Love My Way” and “Pretty in Pink.”
Formed in 1977
The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in February 1977 by brothers Richard and Tim Butler, Duncan Kilburn and Paul Wilson in London. They were one of the first bands to sign to producer shared some bills with Pink Floyd and Siouxsie. The Furs toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. By early 1982, this line-up had disbanded, with the Butlers, Kilburn and Wilson later reconvening to record Forever Now.
First album in 1980
The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band, founded in London in February 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk and new wave movements of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Initially categorized as part of the punk rock and post-punk genres, their music later incorporated influences from alternative rock, classic rock, dance-rock, and electronica to become what has been described as “dark but witty pop songs”.
The Psychedelic Furs’ first album, The Psychedelic Furs, was released in March 1980. It included their breakthrough single “Love My Way”, which helped propel the album to No. 18 in the United Kingdom.
Second album in 1981
The Psychedelic Furs’ self-titled debut album was released in March 1977 to critical acclaim. It was released in the US in 1981 by Columbia Records. The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite, and featured the singles “Sister Europe”, “Shock”, and “Mr. Jones (Thomas Hardy)”. The band’s second album, Talk Talk Talk, was released in 1981 and produced by Todd Rundgren. It featured the singles “I Wanna Sleep with You”, “Dumb Waiters”, and “Swimming Horse”.
The Psychedelic Furs’ Music
Psychedelic Furs is known for their dark and sexy hard rock. With hits like “Pretty in Pink” and “Love My Way,” the band has solidified their place in rock history. They’re currently on tour and will be making a stop in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 5th.
The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in 1977. The mainstay of the band is singer Richard Butler, who founded the group with his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar. Originally, they were part of the British post-punk scene with other bands such as Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Cure. However, their sound developed into something more radio-friendly by the early 1980s.
The Psychedelic Furs are known for their 1981 hit single “Pretty in Pink,” which was later used as the title track and theme song for the 1986 John Hughes film Pretty in Pink. The band has continued to tour and release new music over the past three decades, and their influence can be heard in the work of modern hard rock acts such as the Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails and Interpol.
New Wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock. New wave moved away from blues and rock and roll sounds to create pop music that incorporated electronic and experimental music, mod, disco, and pop. Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming more radio-friendly with artists such as Blondie, the Cars, and Talking Heads.
Post-punk is a type of rock music that emerged in the late 1970s as a reaction against punk rock. The term “post-punk” was first used by music critic Simon Reynolds in his 1981 publication Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984, which described the era as a “schismatic” moment within popular music.
Characteristically, post-punk groups rejected the standard rock and roll template of guitars, bass, and drums; instead, they experimented with a wide range of instrumentation and song structures. In addition to featuring unconventional instrumentation, post-punk groups often eschewed traditional song structures in favor of more experimental arrangements.
Common themes among post-punk groups include urban decay, anxiety, isolation, and paranoia. Many post-punk groups were also influenced by anarchism, existentialism, and Surrealism.
The Psychedelic Furs in Atlantic City
The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band that was founded in 1977. The band’s music has been described as a cross between punk rock and new wave. They will be performing at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 5, 2019.
May 18, 2019
The Psychedelic Furs will be bringing their hard rock sound to Atlantic City on May 18, 2019. The band is best known for their hits “Love My Way” and “Pretty in Pink”, but they have a wide range of other great songs as well. Fans can expect to hear all of the band’s hits when they come to town.
Showboat Hotel & Casino
The Psychedelic Furs will bring their hard rock sound to the Showboat Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on Friday, May 11. The show will start at 8 p.m.
The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 and rose to prominence in the 1980s with their hit singles “Love My Way” and “Pretty in Pink.” The band released seven studio albums before going on hiatus in 1991. The Psychedelic Furs reunited in 2000 and have been touring and releasing new music ever since.
Tickets for the show are $35 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.