Is The Psychedelic Furs still touring together?

The Psychedelic Furs are well known for their song "Pretty in Pink," featured in the same titled John Hughes film.
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The long overdue eighth studio album by The Psychedelic Furs was released in 2020, months later than expected due to delays created by the pandemic. Titled Made of Rain, the album received positive reviews and was the band's first new music in 30 years.

The Psychedelic Furs, who were initially categorized as new wave, were formed in 1977 by brothers Richard Butler and Tim Butler, vocalist and bassist, respectively. The original members consisted of the Butler brothers, Duncan Kilburn on sax, Paul Wilson on drums, and Roger Morris on guitars. Two years later, Vince Ely replaced Wilson with John Ashton, who was added as a second guitarist. The band's self-titled debut album was released in 1980 and became a success in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and Australia.

The band's second studio album, Talk Talk Talk, was released in 1981 and achieved the band's first real success in the United States. The album, which featured the original version of "Pretty in Pink," debuted on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2002, the album was reissued on vinyl and included bonus tracks.

By 1986, they would record the soundtrack version of the song featured in John Hughes's "Brat Pack" film Pretty in Pink. Said to have inspired the film, Butler has stated that the movie's interpretation of the single didn't mesh with the lyrical content. The film chronicles love and social cliques in an 80s American high school. This single became the band's biggest hit in the US and the UK and was featured on the platinum-selling soundtrack for the film.

The Psychedelic Furs announce new tour dates

Recently, many outlets have reported that The Jesus and Mary Chain will begin a tour with The Psychedelic Furs and Frankie Rose in 2024. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 29 at the Franklin Music Hall and will conclude in Inglewood, California, at the YouTube Theater on November 9.

The band has several tour dates ahead of the recently announced tour. They will be at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL, and more North American dates after a string of dates in Portugal and Spain.

Tickets for all of the band's tour dates can be purchased on The Psychedelic Furs' official site.

Listen to the latest album by The Psychedelic Furs (below) or wherever you stream music. The album debuted at No. 11 on the Top Current Albums chart in the U.S. and No. 13 in the U.K.