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Synth-pop pioneer Thomas Dolby has announced an upcoming two-disc retrospective, Hyperactive and tour dates for a new multimedia show, “An Evening of Music and Storytelling With Thomas Dolby” that will come to the Sellersville theater on August 1st. Dolby himself describes the show thusly:

“In this intimate solo performance, Thomas will allow members of the audience to randomly pick songs from his 30-year catalog. He will tell the story behind the genesis of each, while simultaneously deconstructing its musical parts, synth sounds, and lyrics. The resulting music will be output from his laptop and keyboards, and projected on a screen behind him, along with personal photos and memorabilia. Each performance will therefore be a slightly different audiovisual experience, with surprises each night.”

Full tour dates are listed below and tickets are on sale now. Hyperactive is due out 7/27 on BGM Masters. Take a moment to view the iconic video for Dolby’s sensational 1982 hit “She Blinded Me With Science” below.

Hyperactive tracklist:


  1. Hyperactive!
  2. Europa And The Pirate Twins
  3. Radio Silence
  4. Screen Kiss
  5. Valley Of The Mind’s Eye
  6. I Scare Myself
  7. The Devil Is An Englishman
  8. Windpower
  9. Dissidents
  10. Eastern Bloc
  11. Airhead
  12. Cruel
  13. The Ability To Swing
  14. Neon Sisters



  1. She Blinded Me With Science
  2. One Of Our Submarines
  3. The Flat Earth
  4. Beauty Of A Dream
  5. Budapest By Blimp
  6. I Love You Goodbye
  7. Urges
  8. Pulp Culture
  9. Close But No Cigar
  10. Leipzig
  11. Silk Pyjamas
  12. May The Cube Be With You
  13. Airwaves
  14. My Brain Is Like A Sieve


Tour Dates
Wed. July 25 LOS ANGELES, CA Largo at the Coronet
Fri., July 27 LOS ANGELES, CA Microsoft Theater (supporting Blondie)
Mon. July 30 ALEXANDRIA, VA (DC) The Birchmere
Tues. July 31 ANNAPOLIS, MD Ram’s Head
Wed. Aug 1 SELLERSVILLE, PA (PHILADELPHIA) Sellersville Theater
Fri. Aug 3 NEW YORK, NY The Cutting Room
Sat. Aug 4 NATICK, MA Natick TCAN Center for the Arts
Sun. Aug 5 NEW HAVEN, CTState House
Mon. Aug 6 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Dante Theater
Wed. Aug 8 BALTIMORE, MDCenter Stage