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NEW WAVE ICON/SYNTH PIONEER HOWARD JONES LAUNCHES SMART PHONE APP TO ACCOMPANY MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT “ENGAGE”

(New York, NY) – Always one to embrace new technology, the forward-thinking electronic music pioneer Howard Jones has just launched a free new smart phone app to accompany the forthcoming premiere performances of his new multi-media project, ENGAGE. The app is available now and will come to life at ENGAGE performances later this month and beyond. The London premiere of ENGAGE has been set for Friday, February 20th at Indigo At The O2, whilst the Los Angeles premiere will take place at the Saban Theatre on Friday, February 27th. Also included is the exclusive new track, “Human Touch,” taken from ENGAGE, available only to those who download the app. Imagined by Howard Jones and created by Simon Fletcher of SPACESTREAM.com, Howard Jones’ ENGAGE app for iPhone can be downloaded here and here for Android.

Entirely fan-funded by PledgeMusic, ENGAGE is Howard Jones’ most ambitious work to date, incorporating specially-commissioned visuals with music and an interactive live show. ENGAGE is inspired by such diverse musical genres as electronica, contemporary classical and pop, fusing this audio mélange with other visual and literary arts such as ballet, modern dance and philosophy. The audience is invited to participate via the new ENGAGE smart phone app, customized clothing and fluorescent make-up. To check out the official trailer, please visit www.howardjones.com. ENGAGE will be released commercially as a DVD/CD package later this year. Howard Jones will perform a greatest hits sets immediately following the ENGAGE performances in London and Los Angeles, and will also be playing select cities in the United States with his greatest hits set. Please see below for tour dates.

Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene in 1983, with his very English songwriting and pioneering synthesizers. His first two albums HUMAN’S LIB and DREAM INTO ACTION were worldwide hits. HUMAN’S LIB reached #1 in 1984 in the UK and featured the hits “New Song,” and “What Is Love?” In 1985, Jones released the follow-up, DREAM INTO ACTION, which quickly became a Top Ten Platinum album in the United States and featured the smashes: “Things Can Only Get Better,” “Life In One Day,” “No One Is To Blame,” and “Like To Get To Know You Well.” Howard Jones has sold over 8 million albums worldwide and continues to make new music and tour the world.

HOWARD JONES performs live at Mavericks in Jacksonville, FL on Friday March 27th. Tickets and more info at http://jaxlive.com/

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