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The Human League

The Human League Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 257,426
Category 80s, Alternative, Decades, Pop, New Wave Alternative
Concerts
Jun
28
Retro c trop - Tilloloy 2024
Tilloloy
Tickets
Jul
06
Let's Rock! – Southampton 2024
Southampton
Tickets
Aug
03
Colchester Castle Park
Colchester
Tickets
Aug
31
Darlington Arena
Darlington
Tickets
Nov
15
Filadelfia Convention Center
Stockholm
Tickets
Nov
17
Rockefeller
Oslo
Tickets
Nov
19
VEGA - Musikkens Hus, Store VEGA
Copenhagen
Tickets
Nov
20
Docks
Hamburg
Tickets
Nov
21
Huxleys Neue Welt
Berlin
Tickets
Nov
24
Carlswerk Victoria
Köln
Tickets
Nov
27
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels
Tickets
Nov
29
De Roma
Antwerp
Tickets
Nov
30
De Roma
Borgerhout
Tickets
Dec
05
Utilita Arena Cardiff
Cardiff
Tickets
Dec
06
AO Arena
Manchester
Tickets
Dec
07
Utilita Arena Birmingham
Birmingham
Tickets
Dec
09
The Brighton Centre
Brighton
Tickets
Dec
10
Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth
Tickets
Dec
12
OVO Hydro
Glasgow
Tickets
Dec
13
First Direct Arena
Leeds
Tickets
Dec
14
OVO Arena Wembley
London
Tickets
About The Human League
The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977. Originally a minimal post-punk synthesiser-based group from Sheffield, UK, they became one of the most successful new wave acts of the 80s. The only consistent band member is vocalist and songwriter Phil Oakey. Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh were both working as computer programmers in 1977, and combined a love of pop music (such as glam rock and Tamla Motown) with avant garde electronic music. They acquired a Roland System 100 synthesizer and began to create music in their own rehearsal facility. Initially they formed a group called The Dead Daughter, which then became The Future with featured bassist Adi Newton. Newton left to form the outfit Clock DVA. Ware and Marsh searched for a vocalist, but their first choice, Glenn Gregory (who would be the lead singer of their later band, Heaven 17), was unavailable. Ware instead decided to invite Philip Oakey, an old school friend, and a hospital porter at the time to join the band, "apparently by leaving a note stuck to his door". Oakey accepted the invitation, despite never having been in a band before. Shortly after, they decided to call themselves The Human League. A collection of demos from this period was released on CD in 2002, titled The Golden Hour of The Future, compiled by Richard X. The original lineup of The Human League debuted in 1978 with the single "Being Boiled", a dark proto-industrial track that would later become extremely influential on later industrial metal musicians (namely Trent Reznor of the Nine Inch Nails). This single and it's follow-up "Empire State Human" were modest sucesses, however the group's albums - 1979's "Reproduction" and 1980's "Travelogue" - did not sell. This caused a rift in the band, and in 1980, Ian Marsh and Martyn Ware left the group. Following the split of the original line-up, Phillip Adrian Wright (their live slide projectionist) fully joined the group and Oakey & himself released another flop single, "Boys and Girls". In order to fulfil their European tour commitments, they recruited bass player Ian Burden, and fronted the band with two singers, Susanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall, schoolgirls whom they had met in a Sheffield nightclub, and managed to complete the tour. In 1981, Virgin Records paired them with former Stranglers producer Martin Rushent, and the first result was the single "The Sound of the Crowd", which saw them at last achieve success in the singles chart. Guitarist Jo Callis (formerly of The Rezillos) was now recruited to the band, and with Rushent at the helm, The Human League recorded their most successful album to date, "Dare!". It achieved huge success, fuelled by its further hit singles, "Open Your Heart", "Love Action" and most famously "Don't You Want Me", which reached number one in the UK charts during the Christmas of 1981 and was one of the biggest selling singles of that year, and it also charted at number one in the US during the summer of 1982. These three releases were accompanied by striking promo videos ("Love Action" based on the movie The Graduate). During their Dare! phase, the Human League were often associated with the New Romantic movement. The band also had a number of other hits but their success faded towards the mid-1980s. Arguably, one problem was the length of time the band took to make a record. Dare! was followed by the six-song EP Fascination! (featuring hit singles "Mirror Man" and "Fascination") as a stopgap, and it took three years to release a full-length follow-up album, "Hysteria". In 1985, outside of the Human League, Oakey scored a huge hit single in collaboration with one of his idols, synth pioneer Giorgio Moroder, with the single "Together in Electric Dreams", taken from the film soundtrack to Electric Dreams. The pair proceeded to record an entire album for Virgin, Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, but this met with rather less success. In 1986, the group found themselves in creative stagnation, struggling to record material to follow up on their previous success. Key songwriter Jo Callis departed, replaced by drummer Jim Russell, and Virgin paired the League up with cutting-edge American R&B producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The result was the "Crash" album. The album featured much material written by Jam and Lewis' team, and showcased their distinctive DX7-led sound, making it quite a departure from previous Human League material. It did provide an American number one single, "Human", but other singles made smaller chart impact. The following tour saw keyboardist Neil Sutton join the line-up and also keyboardist/guitarist Russell Dennett. Since 1990, their resident engineer on and off stage has been David Beevers. Following Dennett's departure in 1996, Nic Burke has been his replacement for live work since 2001. The Human League are still touring as of 2007, most recently with a UK live tour of their Dare! album combined with other hit singles from throughout the band's history.
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Genres
80s, Alternative, Decades, Pop, New Wave Alternative
Band members
Joanne Catherall, Philip Oakey, Susan Ann Sulley
Photos
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What fans are saying
Chris
5 / 5
Superb performance by Human League. 40 years on and they just get better
The SSE Arena, Wembley London, United Kingdom
Dec 12, 2021
Agerbeck
4 / 5
Great show. Great Sound. Nice to go to a live concert with THL.
Store VEGA København V, Denmark
Nov 13, 2018
Mike
5 / 5
Awesome, one of the best concerts I have seen in years
The Astor Theatre Perth, Australia
Mar 18, 2024
Lynne
5 / 5
Excellent show. Human League were Brilliant as was Midge Ure
Newcastle City Hall Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nov 28, 2018
Simon
5 / 5
Absolutely amazing concert The human league are still brilliant
Manchester Arena Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 25, 2018
Denis
5 / 5
Played all the classics from Dare album God night
SEC Armadillo Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 26, 2018
Julian
4 / 5
It was fantastic 10/10 love it
Palais Theatre Saint Kilda, Australia
Mar 16, 2024
Ian
4 / 5
Get better every time I see them!
Eventim Apollo London, United Kingdom
Dec 14, 2018
Linda
5 / 5
Nice shows for a low price.
TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 03, 2018
Verakso
3 / 5
Nice trip down memory lanes
Store VEGA København V, Denmark
Nov 15, 2018
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The Human League Tour Cities
Stockholm, Sweden Brighton, United Kingdom Borgerhout, Belgium Berlin, Germany Birmingham, United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom Glasgow, United Kingdom Copenhagen, Denmark Köln, Germany Oslo, Norway Tilloloy, France Colchester, United Kingdom Bournemouth, United Kingdom Brussels, Belgium London, United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Hamburg, Germany Antwerpen, Belgium Cardiff, United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom Darlington, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions About The Human League

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is The Human League on tour?

Yes, The Human League is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming The Human League concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The The Human League tour is scheduled for 21 dates across 21 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is The Human League scheduled to play?

The Human League is scheduled to play 21 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the The Human League tour start?

The Human League’s tour starts Jun 28, 2024 and ends on Dec 14, 2024. They will play 21 cities; their most recent concert was held in Tilloloy at Château de Tilloloy and their next upcoming concert will be in Brighton at The Brighton Centre.

What venues is The Human League performing at?

As part of the The Human League tour, The Human League is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 28 - Tilloloy, Hauts-de-France @ Château de Tilloloy
Jul 06 - Southampton, United Kingdom @ Southampton Common
Aug 03 - Colchester, United Kingdom @ Colchester Castle Park
Aug 31 - Darlington, United Kingdom @ Darlington Arena
Nov 15 - Stockholm, Stockholms län @ Filadelfia Convention Center
Nov 17 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
Nov 19 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA - Musikkens Hus, Store VEGA
Nov 20 - Hamburg, 04 @ Docks
Nov 21 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt
Nov 24 - Köln, NRW @ Carlswerk Victoria
Nov 27 - Brussels, Brussels @ Ancienne Belgique
Nov 29 - Antwerp, Flemish @ De Roma
Nov 30 - Borgerhout, Belgium @ De Roma
Dec 05 - Cardiff, WLS @ Utilita Arena Cardiff
Dec 06 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ AO Arena
Dec 07 - Birmingham, West Midlands @ Utilita Arena Birmingham
Dec 09 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ The Brighton Centre
Dec 10 - Bournemouth, United Kingdom @ Bournemouth International Centre
Dec 12 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ OVO Hydro
Dec 13 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ First Direct Arena
Dec 14 - London, United Kingdom @ OVO Arena Wembley
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