Sunday, August 14, 2022
The Psychedelic Furs / -X-
All Tickets Include OC Fair Admission

The Psychedelic Furs may not have invented rock and roll, but their influence since arriving on the post-punk landscape four decades ago has resonated among those who cherish the sweet-and-sour spot where rawness and romanticism meet. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs have amassed a multitude of major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing eight studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, a live concert DVD and inspiring one of the most iconic motion picture soundtracks of all time. Their latest release “Made of Rain” became the Furs’ second highest charting UK album ever.

Formed in 1977, ~X~ quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA’s flourishing punk scene. Their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980 to 1993. Their first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift, are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2020, X celebrated the 40th anniversary of Los Angeles with a surprise release of Alphabetland – their first new studio album, featuring the original lineup, in 35 years. The band continues to tour with the original lineup: Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake.