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Postby Afront » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:54 am

Bands that have supported the Human League on major tours (excluding "retro" shows):


2003: John Foxx
2004: Trademark
2005: Hoboken
2006: Neosupervital and Matchsticks. Also Joy Electric (US)
2007: Onetwo and Cassette Electrik
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Postby decophile » Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:28 pm

On those tours, was it the same support band for all the shows?
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Postby Pauline » Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:14 pm

Yes, though Neosupervital couldnt do the first few gigs in 2006, so it was some other band (cant remember who). But Neo were the main support, and did the main part of the tour.
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Postby One Man » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:03 pm

I saw the drummer from Hoboken yesterday at the Wireless festival. He was playing bongos for Calvin Harris. IIRC, he was the stand in drummer for Hoboken on the HL tour 2005.
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Postby Pauline » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:09 pm

Yeah he was.

I assumed Calvin Harris was a DJ, so even though i love *the Girls* and *Acceptable*, i never even considered going to see him when he played here recently. Now that i know it's a proper band, im a bit gutted :/

Anyhoo - back on topic....

This year, again, i'd LOVE to see Matinee Club support....
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Postby marcelm » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:28 am

I've ssen them all in the UK & I liked John Foxx the most :-)

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Postby Electric Dream » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:52 pm

Well, I think you all know that my vote goes to MATINEE CLUB! :P :rolleyes: www.myspace.com/matineeclub
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Postby Anna » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:31 pm

I will never forget 'OXO Boy' - Blair.

I had to sit through his set in case someone nicked my seat.
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Postby JJ » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:36 pm

I thought Blair were excellent! They (he) had a real energy and I really enjoyed the set (twice) and hunted down the singles afterwards. Unfortunately they were better live than on cd. However, I think it's Derrick Carter the famous DJ that has done a remix of one track - 'Life?' that goes for mega bucks on eBay.

I've seen Heaven 17 support THL but only at a one-off School Disco thing in Bournemouth. The headline band that night was...wait for it...Doctor & The Medics!
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Postby decophile » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:51 pm

my wish list:

Starbase 109
- brilliant, actually poignant comedy
- myspace.com/starbase109

Joy Electric
- sugary synthpop solo artist (Ronnie Martin), very danceable, opened for THL at a show in California last year
- myspace.com/joyelectric

The Rorschach Garden
- excellent, clever-cute German synthpop band, a bit John Fox-sounding on the vocals
- myspace.com/therorschachgarden

That help, JJ? :-)
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Postby JJ » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:13 pm

I have genuinely never heard of any of them. :)
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Postby Pauline » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:38 am

Joy Electric is cool :cool:
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Postby decophile » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:13 pm

Prince Poppycock!!! Hahahahaha....

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Postby Only Human » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:35 pm

Match sticks were the other band that were on last year with neo supervital
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Postby Boiled Being » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:24 am

Matchsticks were brill at the Apollo last year . . . the lead singer's a nutter!
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Postby ive known you 4 too long » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:26 am

Matchsticks have split up shame really as they were entertaining last year. my fave was neosupervital..saw him in dublin in march of 2006 when he supported the league as well ..i wonder if anybody knows who that guy was who suppoted them the night before.at vicar street.
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Postby r3d3 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:53 pm

so who were the support in the early days? ..pre dare
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Postby Danny C » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:33 pm

Pre-Dare, the League were the support, for artists like Def Leppard, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Iggy Pop.

Blair was the best support act I've seen the League have; the others (Foxx, Trademark, Hoboken) left me underwhelmed, although they were all moderately entertaining.
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Postby cs15 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:23 pm

On the Crash tour I believe we had 'Drum Theatre' as support when I saw them in Liverpool at The Empire. One Hit wonders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ9wbAE53yA

On the Dublin date of the same tour they were supported by 'Those Handsome Devils' if memory serves me correctly.
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Postby Afront » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:26 pm

Bands that have supported the Human League on major tours (excluding "retro" shows):

198x: Drum Theatre, Those Handsome Devils
2003: John Foxx
2004: Trademark
2005: Hoboken
2006: Neosupervital and Matchsticks. Also Joy Electric (US)
2007: Onetwo and Cassette Electrik
2008: Heaven 17 and ABC
2010: (We Are) Performance and Celine & Nite Wreckage
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Postby robgrillo » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:23 pm

Neosupervital has a new album out, aint got it yet but hope its as good as his first one was.
I thought Hoboken were going to break through when 'Beauty Queen' was released...sadly not as they seem to be defunct now.
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Postby egrorian » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:34 am

Yes, Neosupervital was terrific support, played his self titled album again today and thoroughly enjoyed. The League have generally had superior support acts compared to most - Trademark, NSV and OneTwo have been amongst the most enjoyable and memorable support acts I've seen in almost 25 years of gig-going.

I vaguely recall Drum Theatre from the Crash tour and how two girls in Glasgow Barrowlands audience in the front row centre places were only there to see them and promptly left immediately afterward.
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Postby Sencecil27 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:21 am

Wow, thanks for the link! I just found Sparks discussing the League in 1979:

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