New wave icons the Psychedelic Furs deliver intimate Velvet Session at Hard Rock Hotel

click to enlarge MAGGIE BUTLER
Maggie Butler
The Psychedelic Furs have spent decades toeing that very tricky line between being enigmatic dark-pop icons and John Hughes soundtrack mainstays in ways that many of their ’80s contemporaries haven’t managed. Hence, they retain a certain mystique and underground cachet, while their hit singles regularly get drunkenly bellowed at high-school reunions and old wave nights. The band isn’t chained to one particular song; they can effortlessly toss out a stacked deck of hits across albums like Talk Talk Talk and Mirror Moves. They visited the City Beautiful last back in 2017 for a heavy show at the Plaza with Bash & Pop, but this gig is even more notable for its intimacy. The U.K. post-punk band are returning to Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel to headline their Velvet Sessions series. This isn’t the band’s first Velvet Sessions rodeo – they’ve played this event several times, with sunglasses firmly in place and dramatic gestures on lock, naturally.

6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 | Hard Rock Hotel, 5800 Universal Blvd. | 407-503-2000 | hardrockhotelorlando.com | $41.54

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Universal Orlando, 5800 Universal Blvd. I-Drive/Universal

407-503-7625

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