Book of Love continue to celebrate their 30th anniversary with two upcoming special concert dates in San Francisco and Houston this month featuring all four members: Ted Ottaviano, Susan Ottaviano, Jade Lee and Lauren Roselli. The two “reunion shows” will be held at Numbers in Houston on February 18th and at DNA Lounge in San Francisco on February 19th.
Last year saw the release of the band’s compilation album, “MMXVI: The 30th Anniversary Collection (Remastered)” and this year they have plans to release a new EP with remixes as well as live tracks from these upcoming reunion show concerts.
Today, I also had an opportunity to interview Ted Ottavanio as part of my podcast program, which you can listen to here: LINK
You can check out my review of their 2013 show at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco here: LINK
Below is the official press release with the latest information:
Book of Love Announces Additional 30th Anniversary Tour Stops Featuring the Four Original Members
The band will also release a new EP of remixes and live recordings from their 2016 tour
(November 17, 2016) New York, NY — Due to the overwhelming success of Book of Love’s sold out 30th Anniversary reunion show at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, the band today announced two additional shows in early 2017. All four original members, in a rare appearance, will perform at Numbers in Houston, TX on February 18th and DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA on February 19th.
The band also announced a new EP All Girl Band, which will be available digitally and on CD beginning February 17, 2017. The EP will feature remixes by Alex Hush, Lost In Stars, NightClub and Echoing Green. It will also include live versions of their classic hits recorded during their 2016 tour.
To purchase tickets for Houston, visit: NumbersNightclub.com/2016/10/13/Book-of-Love/
To purchase tickets for San Francisco, visit: DnaLounge.com/calendar/2017/02-19.html
About Book of Love
One of the premiere first wave electronic groups, Book of Love emerged out of the New York City scene in the mid-’80s and was signed by the legendary Seymour Stein to Sire Records. On April 1, 1986, art-students-turned musicians Ted Ottaviano, Susan Ottaviano, Jade Lee and Lauren Roselli released the band’s debut album.
Between 1986 and 1993, the band released four albums and had a steady string of influential club hits, including the classics “Boy” and “I Touch Roses”, the ebullient “You Make Me Feel So Good”, and “Pretty Boys & Pretty Girls/Tubular Bells” which crossed over on the Billboard Hot 100. The band’s music was featured in the classic films Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Silence of the Lambs, and American Psycho.
In 2016, Book of Love marked their 30th anniversary with the release of a new compilation album “MMXVI – Book of Love – The 30th Anniversary Collection”. The band has been promoting the album with a continuing tour across the U.S in over a dozen cities.
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