Howard Jones

Saturday, October 15, Summit Music Hall, 303-487-0111.

Within a year of getting his start in the early '80s, Howard Jones performed on Top of the Pops and subsequently garnered a record deal that resulted in the 1984 release of his debut album, Human's Lib. While he wasn't quite an overnight sensation, his career took off quickly, and his first album made him a pop star with a single in the John Cusack vehicle Better Off Dead. Then, with the success of 1985's Dream Into Action and the hit song "Things Can Only Get Better," he became something of an '80s music icon. His mixture of melodic soulfulness, buoyant yet atmospheric synth work and warmly charismatic stage presence set Jones apart from many of his contemporaries. Catch him playing his first two albums in their entirety at the Summit as he proves that he's still got it.

 
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