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JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON Australia Tour 2008

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON Australia Tour 2008

As founder and former front man of Ultravox! until 1979, and subsequently via his solo projects, John Foxx's work has helped pave the way for a generation of electronic musicians. His debut album, 1980's Metamatic, is today regarded of one of the most pioneering albums in electronic music and created a new wave blueprint for the likes of The Human League, Gary Numan, Duran Duran and, in more recent years, The Faint to follow. Metamatic hit a cultural vein again 20 years later when Ladytron, Adult, Tiga and co were drawn to its minimalist, analogue approach.

In the 90s, John worked with Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass) and LFO, while some of the major electronic acts of that period, such as Aphex Twin, Leftfield and Dave Clarke, were also fans. Ever exploring audio and visual concepts, John's work continues through to the present day, including collaborations with Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and his ongoing recording and live performance relationship with Louis Gordon, with John's graphics, films and photographic images being exhibited in several major international cities including New York and London, as well as gracing the front covers of books by Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson and Anthony Burgess.

John's projects have included the ongoing Cathedral Oceans and 2006's instrumental concept album Tiny Colour Movies, both of which John has performed live, accompanied by continuous visuals.

Today John Foxx is held with high regard in the electronic music scene. While still lecturing in art and design and working as an exhibiting artist, John's music has been cited as influential from bands as diverse as The Klaxons – clearly indicating that his music still maintains the mysterious magnetism and splendour that shaped a generation of music fans and bands alike, almost 30 years ago.

Coinciding with the critically acclaimed recent release of a remastered Metamatic and the proposed New Year release of a compilation of John's works, John is embarking on a tour of Australia presenting both live performances of his current work and back catalogue, together with performances of Tiny Colour Movies at selected venues, with the following confirmed dates:

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON: Sunday the 4th of May, 2008 : Brisbane, The Tivoli
Address : 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 4006, Queensland
Telephone : (07) 3852 1711
Fax : (07) 3257 1583
Web :
Also includes a performance of Tiny Colour Movies

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON: Tuesday the 6th of May, 2008 : Adelaide, Fowlers Live
Address : 68 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Email :
Web :
Including DJ Trip

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON: Thursday the 8th of May, 2008 : Melbourne, Corner Hotel
Address : 57 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne 3121, Victoria
Telephone : (03) 9427 9198
Fax : (03) 9427 9646
Email :
Web :
Including Support

JOHN FOXX: Friday the 9th of May, 2008 : Melbourne, ACMI - a screening of Tiny Colour Movies
Address : Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria
Telephone : (03) 8663 2583
Web :

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON: Saturday the 10th of May, 2008 : The Metro Theatre
Address : 624 George Street, Sydney 2000, New South Wales
Telephone : (02) 9550 3666
Fax : (02) 9550 2990
Email :
Web :
Also includes a performance of Tiny Colour Movies

"…full of amazing and visionary ideas" (The Klaxons)

"…can even teach Brian Eno a music-and-visual lesson or two" (Record Collector)