Level 42 will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of their first ever single ‘Love Meeting Love’ [which was recorded and released in 1980] in 2020 and will do so with all cylinders firing and sounding fresher than ever. AEG Presents is delighted to announce that the band will undertake the 24-date ‘From Eternity To Here’ UK tour in 2020. Tickets will be on sale from 10:00am on Friday 25 October 2019 via aegpresents.co.uk & http://www.level42.com
The ‘From Eternity To Here’ UK tour will see the band play the length and breadth of the country. After everything that they have achieved, they have no interest in slowing down. “No way!” says bassist and frontman Mark King; “Touring with the band this year has been about as much fun as I can remember having had on the road and, if you had asked me back in 1980 if I thought we would be selling out theatres around the world when I was sixty years old, I probably would have laughed! Hand on heart, this year has been amazing. Re-invention can be a wonderful thing!” Mark King is a musician who has truly created a sound and style all of his own and is in constant demand, both from the fans and from his peers – he’s just been announced as a special guest on Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins’ forthcoming record.
Level 42 is a band with nothing to prove, but all the desire to continue their run at the top. To date the band and Mark have released 14 studio albums, 7 live albums, the Sirens’ EP, and 6 compilation albums, had 18 top 40 singles, including the era-defining ‘Lessons in Love’, ‘Something About You’, ‘Leaving Me Now’, ‘Running in the Family’, and ‘Hot Water’, sold out Wembley Arena for a total of 21 nights and sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. In short, they have proven to be one of the most successful British bands ever and, with the recent re-issues of the band’s vast catalogue on Universal Music, and the ‘Collected’ series on CD and Vinyl, it is clear they continue to set the benchmark for British Jazz Funk. The ‘Eternity Tour DVD 2018’ is available at www.level42.com
The ‘From Eternity To Here’ UK tour in 2020 is a chance for the band’s fans to celebrate the fortieth anniversary and check in once again with a truly class act: Level 42 continue to set the standard. Don’t miss them.
Say hello to my new studio rig. It’s the new Little Mark Vintage Gold Line head, and it sounds amazing. Loads of punch, and bags of tone. I’m a very happy boy, and can’t wait to get it out on the road. Thank you Marco.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to tell you of the passing of our dear friend and brother Boon Gould.
Dorset Police confirmed that he was found dead at his home on Tuesday morning.
You are at peace now Boon, no more pain mate.
Thank you for everything.
The DVD was filmed on the UK leg of the Eternity Tour 2018 at Brighton Dome on October 24th. and is the full set:
Running In The Family
The Sun Goes Down
The Machine Stops
Good Man In A Storm
A Floating Life
Leaving Me Now
The Chinese Way
The Chant Has Begun
Something About You
Heaven In My Hands
Lessons In Love
Hit makers Level 42 will embark on a 19-date Eternity Tour of the UK in October 2018 following last year’s sell-out shows in the UK and Europe. The dates will also feature special guests The Blow Monkeys.
Mark King, front man and bassist, said:
“We can’t wait to get on the road again in the UK in 2018, it’s always such a hoot, and our fans are always a joy to play to. The band is ever evolving, and reinvention, both musically and in the way we present ourselves, has become something of a tradition for Level. The Eternity Tour will be a chance for us to showcase this once again, and we’ll be playing all our best material as well as some new tracks, and maybe a few deeper cuts too. We are also very happy to welcome The Blow Monkeys as special guests for the tour, how cool is that!”
We are pleased to announce a softcover edition of ‘Level 42 – The Worldwide Visual Discography’, the unique new book from Level 42 collector, Paul Waller, officially authorised by Mark King. Hardcover copies sold out in just 3 days so we have decided to do a softcover run for fans who missed out.
The book covers the worldwide discography from 1980-2017 in incredible detail and features never seen before photographs. Presented in gloss-laminated 300gsm softcover, with 150gsm silk inset. Its 272 pages feature over 1,200 photographs and detailed release notes. Fans are describing it as a thing of beauty!
Priced at £25+P&P and released on 17th November 2017, it can be pre-ordered now at www.level42book.com