If you remember the movie “pretty in pink” then you’ll remember the title track from The Psychedelic Furs. They’ll be performing in Vancouver at the Commodore on Wednesday July 19th. Doors open at 8 PM and the show’s at 9 PM. Tickets go on sale through www.livenation.com on Friday, April 7 at 10 AM.
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Some other 80’s “alternative”bands, as they were referred to “way back when”, are also heading to the coast. Echo & The Bunnymen whose “Bring On The Dancing Horses” was also on the “pretty in pink” soundtrack, will be in Vancouver with The Violent Femmes. They’ll perform at the PNE Amphitheatre on Aug 3. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the show at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale April 7 at 10 AM.
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Years ago, I played my cassette version of “pretty in pink” out, to the point of it warbling and I had to use a pencil to wind it back up. I loved that movie and loved the soundtrack. I think perhaps in retrospect, that listening to that album, is what got me interested in “alternative” music.
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In the meantime here’s Live Nation’s info on these upcoming concerts.