Add to Calendar20220311 19:0020220311 23:59:00America/New_YorkThe Psychedelic FursDoors open at 7:00 PM. More show details at: https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/the-psychedelic-furs/The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair, NJ 07042
A vocalist/multi-instrumentalist who owes a heavy debt to the glam rock of the 1970s, Royston Langdon purportedly became inspired to pursue his chosen career at age twelve after seeing legendary rockers Queen perform live. Born Royston William Langdon on May first, 1972 in Leeds, England, Langdon did however discover music well before viewing Freddie Mercury in tights. Joining the Leeds Parish Church choir at age seven along with older brother Antony, Langdon developed an interest in music early. Various band projects ensued and eventually the brothers Langdon found themselves in New York City. Legend has it that 19-year old Royston made the move in a gesture of support to the already expatriated Antony who was suffering a bad break-up with his then girlfriend. There, working as an intern at Baby Monster Studios, the younger Langdon met producer Bryce Goggin who had previously worked with The Lemonheads and Trey Anastasio. The two struck up a friendship and later Goggin produced the first Spacehog single “In The Meantime”. After a series of critically lauded, but commercially dissapointing albums, the members of Spacehog decided to part ways and Langdon soon began work on a solo album.
About The Psychedelic Furs
All tickets for the original date (11/17/21) will be honored for this rescheduled date.
New wave icons the Psychedelic Furs built a career on mysterious pop songs guided by the world-weary and unmistakable vocals of Richard Butler plus an always-evolving sound that started off as stark post-punk then took detours into synth pop, dance rock, and mainstream alternative. Along the way, they released a classic album that fused the energy of punk with the brightness of new wave (1981’s Talk Talk Talk) and a string of singles highlighted by “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” and “Heartbreak Beat” that proved popular and influential. Their classic song “Pretty in Pink” became the inspiration for the film of the same name and others showed up regularly in movies and TV shows. Though the band ran aground in the early ’90s, they returned a decade later to launch a successful career as a live act, and with their 2020 album Made of Rain, proved they could still deliver epic and meaningful records.