HOWARD Jones returns for a UK tour in November, his first since 2014, with his new and extended Electric Band; following a 24 date headline tour of the USA.

The tour will also coincide with a brand new best of Howard Jones release entitled BEST (1983-2017). 

Audiences can expect to hear many of Howard’s chart topping singles as well as new songs that featured in the recent Eddie the Eagle film (2016) and his 2015 multi-media Engage project.

It was in 1983 that multi-instrumentalist Howard Jones first burst onto the contemporary music scene with his very British songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics. He set out his manifesto in his very first single New Song where the lyrics called on the listener to “throw off your mental chains”. 

Along with New Song, his first two albums, the twice platinum, number 1 selling Human’s Lib (1984) and Dream into Action, the Gold selling record that peaked at no 2 in 1985, brought Howard a host of Top 10 hits including Things Can Only Get Better, What Is Love?, Pearl in the Shell, Like to Get to Know You Well, Hide and Seek and No One Is To Blame, which reached no 1 in the USA. He also performed at Live Aid (Wembley Stadium) in 1985. 

This show will be heading to the Tramshed, Cardiff, on November 29. For more information go to

The South Wales Argus has teamed up with the event to offer a pair of tickets to the show.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question: Which is one of Howard Jones top 10 hits?

1) Things Can Only Get Worse
2) Things Can Only Get Nicer
3) Things Can Only Get Better 

Send your answer, name, address and contact details on a postcard to Howard Jones Competition, Samantha Newman, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN. Terms and Conditions at

Closing date: November 18, 2017.