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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Exclusive Interview: Psychedelic Furs Discuss Current 'Singles' Tour & New Music

Psychedelic Furs
The eighties are back in such a huge way right now that it's not at all surprising to see so many acts hitting the stage again to play all of their classic hits. That said, it only makes sense that the Psychedelic Furs will be stopping at Montclair's historic Wellmont Theater on Saturday, October 7th as one of the stops of their 2017 North American "The Singles Tour." Best known for the song "Pretty in Pink", which was used in classic hit Hollywood film of the same name, the Furs was formed back in the late 70's by Richard (lead vocals) and Tim (Bass) Butler. The brothers fell in love with the music of the UK rock scene and decided to start a band that would feature their own unique sound. Success came pretty quickly as songs like "Love My Way" and "The Ghost In You" found themselves climbing Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
I had an opportunity to speak with Tim Butler recently and he was more than happy to reflect on the Furs legacy while teasing a little about their future plans.
Q: Tim, thanks so much for a few minutes of your time. I know that you and the rest of the band have been on "The Singles Tour" since March. How has it been for you this time out on the road?
We have been all over the place it seems- South America, Europe, England and now the United States. We still really enjoy getting out there and playing. Especially when we get on stage and hear people singing our songs. There's no greater thing than to hear an audience sing back to you the songs that you wrote, maybe forty years ago! It makes us feel like maybe we've done something that is a lasting contribution to pop music. 

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