DJ Jake Rudh saved me from my biggest concert error of 2017! I saw Poptone on the First Avenue Calendar but my senile brain did not make the connection to the artists behind the name. Daniel Ash! Kevin Haskins! Love and Rockets! Tones on Tail! BAUHAUS!!!! What the heck was I not thinking!
The show will be Saturday Night at First Avenue. Tickets are still available HERE. So if you ever owned and outfit that was all black (and not a little black dress – that goes for us guys as well, I’m not judging) – BE THERE!!!
Opening will be Trance Farmers and Twin Cities icon DJ Jake Rudh (like we could keep him away from that show!)
Poptone is a retrospective project, featuring Daniel Ash (vocals, guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums), and Diva Dompé (bass, backing vocals), revisiting the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets.
“Kevin and I get along really well, like a house on fire, we’re really different personalities, which is why it probably works,” says Daniel Ash about long-running bandmate of numerous bands in the last three decades. Poptone embraces all aspects of their careers – from the legendary Bauhaus, timeless band Tones on Tail, and chart-topping alt-rockers Love and Rockets. “Kevin’s an obvious choice,” says Daniel. “He’s played in all three bands – Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets. We’ve been searching for a bass player, and to make a long story short, [Kevin’s daughter] Diva plays bass. We auditioned her, and she plays great, she looks great and the chemistry is great.” Empowered by the sudden attention from an almost undetectable announcement on band’s website, Poptone quickly became a major topic of attention for sites like Slicing Up Eyeballs, mxdwn, Gothpost, among others.
Jul 06 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
Jul 08 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Jul 09 Metro Chicago, IL
Jul 26 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
Aug 03 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 04 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Aug 05 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Aug 06 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Aug 08 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Aug 10 The Ballroom at The Outer Space Hamden, CT
Aug 11 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Aug 12 The National Richmond, VA