Stepping through Salt Lake City on its "Lonely Planet" tour, the The will perform Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Saltair.
The tour is based on the modern/alternative group's recent album, "Dusk," which features "Love Is Stronger than Death," the soundtrack for an AIDS awareness video.The song was selected from more than 100 CDs sent to Vanderpool Films in March. The video, which will be run on MTV and other music channels, portrays real people with AIDS and HIV, and features an acoustic version of the song.
"Dusk" was released last November and contains 10 new songs, including "Lonely Planet."
For the "Lonely Planet" tour, Matt Johnson, London-based founder, songwriter and lead singer of the The, has lined up Europeans D.C. Collard (Hammond organ, piano) and Dave Palmer (drums) from the band's recording of "Dusk" and three Americans: Keith Joyner (guitar, backing vocals), Jared Nickerson (bass) and Jim Fitting (harmonica).
The The's first and only previous tour comprised 100 sell-out shows in 14 months though 22 countries in Europe, North America, Australasia and the Far East.