The Grand Theater | Ledyard, Connecticut
This September, you can take a nostalgic trip to the ‘80s when you come down to Mashantucket, Connecticut! Music fans can get a taste of the era’s glory days when they see critically-acclaimed bands new wave powerhouses, The Psychedelic Furs, and Squeeze! These two prolific groups conquered the ‘80s with their sensational hits, and now they’re set to light up the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods! On Saturday, 9th September 2023, fans can look forward to a plethora of incredible new wave and pop rock staples, such as The Furs’ “Love My Way,” “Ghost In You,” and “Pretty in Pink.” Meanwhile, Squeeze also belted out numerous bangers, “Tempted,” “Up the Junction,” “Cool for Cats, and more! This coveted show in Connecticut is part of The Furs’ and Squeeze’s co-headlining tour, which will cover 26 cities in North America! If you love retro music, this is your chance to party like it’s 1986! So hurry and score tickets now to celebrate the magic of the era through incredible live music!
Post-punk and new wave music purveyors, The Psychedelic Furs, made their debut on the U.S. dance chart in 1979. Their first-ever single, “We Love You,” peaked at number 77. The following year, their follow-up single, “Sister Europe,” made its entry into international territories, such as Australia and New Zealand. These releases are spawned by the band’s debut self-titled debut album, which made its appearance on both the U.K. and U.S. charts. Led by the illustrious Richard and Tim Butler, the six-member group emerged in the late ‘70s from London, England.
They steadily maintained commercial success across the world throughout the ‘80s. In 1981, the band came out with one of their biggest staples, “Pretty in Pink.” The single peaked at number 43 on the U.K. chart. A popular 1986 American film was named after the song and the band later re-recorded a new version just for the soundtrack. During an interview, Richard Butler mentioned that the song was inspired by two women he knew in London – one was his girlfriend, and the other, a girl he met in a pub. The song is featured in the band’s sophomore effort, Talk Talk Talk, which became their career-defining album. The Furs released several more commercially successful efforts for the rest of the decade, most of which entered the U.K. chart’s Top 20. Their 1982 and 1984 albums, Forever Now and Mirror Moves, sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S., each earning a gold certification.
English rock outfit Squeeze was founded in the mid-'70s by original members Chris Difford and Glen Tilbrook. The band began entering the U.K. chart in 1979 upon releasing their sophomore effort, Cool for Cats. The record spawned several hit singles, “Goodbye Girl,” “Up the Junction,” and the celebrated titled track. Critics praised the album for its “hard-edged power pop” sound and “herky-jerky rhythms.”
In 1981, Squeeze released their most iconic album, East Side Story. The album featured their biggest hit single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, “Tempted.” The song peaked at number 8, making it their highest-charting single on the U.S. chart. Meanwhile, the album spawned “Labelled with Love,” which reached number 4 on the U.S. chart. The song is the band’s second highest-charting single after “Cool for Cats” and “Up the Junction,” which peaked at number 2 in the U.K.
Catch The Psychedelic Furs and Squeeze deliver their exhilarating sets at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Saturday, 9th September 2023! Tickets are now available!