The Human League

From10 July 2019to18 August 2019

The Human League

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The Human League is an English new wave band formed in Sheffield. Making electronic synthpop music since 1977 the band is comprised of Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. The only consistent member of the band is Philip Oakey.

The Human League came into being in 1977. The group was united in their quest to create an avant-garde, fresh, electronic music that relied on the technology of their day. The group began to gain traction and popularity after they hired a Director of Visuals and began including video clips and extreme lighting within their sets. The sheer entertainment value coupled with the fresh sounds of singles such as “Being Boiled” won the group the beginnings of their following, but this fan base grew exponentially with the release of “Don’t You Want Me”.

The Human League are considered to have started the second wave British Invasion of the United States after their breakthrough single “Don’t You Want Me” went to number one in the US and multiple countries around the world. The song and the band inspired multiple new wave artists and exploded the electronic, avant-garde music scene.

The band has released nine studio albums since 1979. Five were top 20 hits in the UK and two were top 40 hits in the US. The band’s most successful album was 1981’s “Dare” which hit the number one spot in the UK, Sweden, New Zealand, and Canada and peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. It was this album that contained the platinum-selling single “Don’t You Want Me” as well as “Open Your Heart” and “Love Action (I Believe In Love)”.

Having sold more than 20 million records worldwide, the band has certainly been influential on individuals and bands worldwide. Bands such as Moby and the Pet Shop Boys as well as Little Boots all attribute their sound and style to The Human League. The Human League has toured extensively across the globe and in 2007 they toured with a performance of the setlist from their hit album “Dare”. Fans were so excited about this special performance that the band managed to sell out nearly every date. One thing’s for certain when it comes to any live performance from The Human League: they’ve still got it!

 

Wednesday 10 July 2019

The Human League

Proms Arena Lytham Green, Lytham St. Annes, UK

 

Friday 12 July 2019

The Human League

with Belinda Carlisle and ABC

Audley End, Essex, UK

 

Sunday 14 July 2019

The Human League

Lytham Festival 2019

Proms Arena Lytham Green, Lytham St. Annes, UK

 

Thursday 15 August 2019 – Sunday 18 August 2019

The Human League

W-Fest 2019

Amougies, Belgium

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