The Psychedelic Furs Announce Fall 2021 Tour Dates, Supporting ‘Made of Rain’

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In Late July 2020, The Psychedelic Furs returned with Made of Rain, the heralded English band’s first new record in 29 years (click here to read our feature chat with Richard Butler about the album).

The COVID-19 pandemic, of course, prevented the Furs from properly touring in support of the record, but this week the band announced plans for just that — a sizable fall tour that runs from September into November, with Spacehog’s Royston Langston providing main support from October 16-November 20.

15 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
16 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
17 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
19 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
27 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
28 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
29 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3

01 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
02 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
03 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05 – Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Junction
15 – Scottsdale, AZ – Showroom at Talking Stick Resort
16 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
17 – Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center
19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
20 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
21 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin
23 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
29 – Clearwater, FL – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
30 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live Orlando
31 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

2 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
3 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
5 – York, PA – Appell Center for the Performing Arts – Strand Theatre
7 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
9 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
10 – Phoenixville, PA – Colonial Theatre
12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
13 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
14 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot
16 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
17 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
19 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
20 – Albany, NY – Empire Live

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In our chat with Butler, he discussed the context behind this new album:

“I’m really making records for those people who come down and see us. Myself first, but I do think of myself performing them when we’re writing them and working on them, and I would hope that the people that come down and see our shows will enjoy them. And that’s about as far as it goes.

We’d be foolish to be writing songs to try and get on pop radio, at this point. That’s not going to happen.”

That’s a refreshing take, and is exemplary of the freedom the Psychedelic Furs had in the studio when working on this new material.

Said Butler of the process:

“It’s interesting how it worked. The members of the band would send me ideas, and I’d work from those. Rich Good lives up in the desert in California somewhere. Tim, my brother, is in Kentucky. Mark is in Chicago. And Paul Garisto is in Baltimore. They’d send me ideas. I’d sit down, and with some ideas nothing would come to me. With other ideas, I’d come up with a melody pretty quickly, and I’d write lyrics and send it back. And then back and forth it went.”


  • Tom Wintercorn says:

    I’m really glad that the Furs are about to tour again. I’ve been a fan since the 1980’s, and totally love your work.
    I’m looking forward to hearing the newest album.
    I hope the tour is successful and fun for you and your many fans. Please play California, especially the San Francisco area as soon as possible. Thanks !!! 😀

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