About Howard Jones with Support: Blancmange

Running time  Curfew: 11:00pm

Howard Jones became a household name in the ‘80s and ‘90s with global hits including 'Things Can Only Get Better', 'No One is to Blame', 'What is Love?', 'Pearl in the Shell', 'Like To Get To Know You Well' along with his debut 'New Song' which are all etched into pop culture history. Since his 1984 debut album 'Human’s Lib' and the 1985 follow-up 'Dream into Action' he continues to transcend generations and has sold millions of albums worldwide and continues to reach new audiences with millions of plays a month on streaming services.

Jones’ debut challenges the listener to ‘challenge their preconceived ideas’. Jones States “I think my 80’s work still resonates through the generations because of the positive message in the lyrics. I’ve always believed that music can give the listener a boost, especially when things in life prove challenging. Things can only get better when we realise the power of our own actions and engagement.”

Jones music has featured across multiple major movies and television shows including Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, Glow, Transformers and Eddie the Eagle. Howard pioneered the use of electronics with his early solo performances combining synthesisers and electronic percussion. His latest 5 piece band fuses technology and more traditional Instrumental skills from Nick Beggs(bass) and Robin Boult(guitar)

From Grammy performances with Stevie Wonder to Live Aid, where Howard performed Hide & Seek, Jones has amassed multiple career highlights. These include celebrated albums such as 2005’s ‘Revolution of the Heart’ and recent critically acclaimed releases ‘Transform’ and 2022’s ‘Dialogue’ along with sell-out performances around the world.

Blancmange will be joining Howard as very special guests and will be performing iconic hits such as ‘Living on The Ceiling’, ‘Don’t Tell Me', ‘Waves’ and ‘Blind Vision’ taken from their seminal albums ‘Mange Tout’ and ‘Happy Families’. Blancmange will also be performing newer material from recent albums such as Private View and Commuter 23, which includes live favourite 'Last Night (I Dreamt I Had A Job)'.

Booking Info

£36.50, £46.50, £129 (VIP)

Ticket commission

*Some events may carry a £3 - £4 ticket commission; charged per ticket. This is charged when you book through B:Music’s Box Office – online, by phone or in person. Any advertised prices will include any per-ticket fee that may apply.

Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 289 6343.

A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the Access Scheme, email boxoffice@bmusic.co.uk or call us on 0121 289 6343.

Getting here

  • Symphony Hall
    Broad Street
    Birmingham
    B1 2EA
  • More info