It’s been 40 years since the release of their seminal album Luxury Gap and Heaven 17 are out on tour to celebrate.

All of the tracks played tonight from both that album and Penthouse and Pavement sounded as fresh as ever and went down a storm with a well sold crowd at the O2 in Bournemouth.

Glen Gregory and Martin Ware started strong with Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry quickly followed by Key To The World and Who’ll Stop The Rain.

The sound was excellent as were the two backing singers and keyboard player.

Glen Gregory is an excellent frontman who is constantly moving and engaging with the crowd, he seemed to be having a great time and that energy and enthusiasm really bridged the gap between the stage and the crowd.

Many of the memories and stories focused on the early days of both heaven 17 and The Human League who were one and the same for a period of time.

They shared a studio with The Human League whilst recording Luxury Gap and Dare and the close musical relationship between the two bands.

In fact it was an acoustic version of their The Human Leagues massive Don’t You Want Me Baby which resulted in a mass sing along with everyone in the venue joining in.

My Favourite track of the night was a high energy fast paced (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thing but it was run close by plenty of the other songs that made it on to the set list.

Come Live With Me and Penthouse and Pavement were strong contenders as was Play To Win.

Of course they finished the main set with Temptation followed by an excellent two song encore made up of Let's Dance and the excellent Being Boiled.

A great night of electronic dance music at its best.