2018 proved to be another very busy year for Level 42 with a tour of Scandinavia, 17 festivals played, and all this ahead of a 32 date sold out UK & European tour in October and November, so the band could be forgiven for wanting to take things a little easier after 38 years in the saddle. “No way!” says bassist and front man 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!”
2019 will see the next chapter of the Eternity Tour as the guys take to the road with a string of festivals and concerts already in the diary, and venues booked for 2020… 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 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 of the 1980’s, and with the recent re-issues of the bands vast catalogue on Universal Music, and the ‘Collected’ series on CD and Vinyl, it is clear they continue to be a benchmark for British Jazz Funk at the highest level.
The Eternity Tour DVD will be available soon.
Level 42 are:
Mark King bass/vocals
Mike Lindup keys/vocals
Nathan King guitar/vocals
Sean Freeman sax/vocals
Dan Carpenter trumpet/vocals
Nichol Thomson trombone/vocals
Pete Ray Biggin drums