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Psychedelic Furs, Colin Quinn Coming to Musikfest Cafe

The band who made "Pretty in Pink," and former Saturday Night Live cast member to appear at SteelStacks in April.

Colin Quinn (courtesy, ArtsQuest)
Colin Quinn (courtesy, ArtsQuest)

British post-punk pioneers The Psychedelic Furs and stand up comic and former TV host Colin Quinn have been scheduled to appear at the Musikfest Café for shows in April, ArtsQuest announced last week.

Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-wielding brother Tim, The Psychedelic Furs produced a string of hits in the early 1980s including “Love My Way,” “Heartbreak Beat,” and “Pretty in Pink,” which was an inspiration for the classic John Hughes film of the same name.

The Psychedelic Furs are scheduled to appear at the SteelStacks venue on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34 and $44.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show Remote Control.

In 1995 he landed a spot on Saturday Night Live, where he entertained audiences for five seasons.

After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, in which he served as the show’s host, creator and executive producer, from 2002 until 2004.

Quinn will appear at the Musikfest Café as part of his “Unconstitutional Tour” on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $40.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. ArtsQuest members can start buying tickets three days early at 10 a.m., Tuesday. They’ll be available at www.artsquest.org and 610-332-3378.

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