ON THE RADAR: Where Are They Now? Passion Nouveau Comes Home
Detroit electro-pop veterans, Passion Nouveau, are returning to the D in order to perform some of their classic tunes at the Magic Stick on Friday, June 15th.
Having had moderate success in the 1980’s, Passion Nouveau has built a local following that remains loyal today. Serving as a staple opening band for many of the biggest pop acts of the 80’s, including Duran Duran and Flock of Seagulls, they gained national recognition and were heard on many radio stations across the country.
With band members living in various parts of the country, they are excited to come home and perform with their buddies in Haflife (who share Passion Nouveau drummer Vern Blevins), SuperLast (featuring reality TV star Rich Pyle of TRU TV’s Hardcore Pawn) and the Science Fair.
It has been a long road for Passion Nouveau, from their beginnings playing with bands like the Romantics at venues like Bookies , the band disappeared off the radar for a while, but their return to the spotlight in 2011 as an opening act for Missing Persons at L.A.’s Key Club prompted the fellas to pick up where they left off, bringing shades of neon back to the forefront.
Scenes may have come and gone, but the quality bands stand the test of time and it stands testament to the quality of Passion Nouveau that the old standards don't sound dated at all. Best of all, they will be airing them all in Detroit on June 15.
Stay tuned for more Passion Nouveau coverage and while you're at it, pick up your tickets here!