'80s icon Howard Jones is heading back on tour next month, and currently has 25 U.S. dates on the books between March and July. Jones, who'll squeeze a string of UK dates between the two North American legs, kicks things off on March 21st at Salt Lake City, Utah's Eccles Theater, and winds the trek down on July 13th at Las Vegas' Cannery Casino Hotel -- which, coincidentally, falls on the 34th anniversary of Jones' solo performance at Live Aid at London's Wembley Stadium.

Howard Jones, who was a synth pop pioneer, will always be best known for his batch of MTV-favorite hit singles from the ’80s, including "No One Is To Blame" (#4), "Things Can Only Get Better" (#5), "What Is Love" (#33), "Life In One Day" (#19), and "Everlasting Love" (#12), among others.

Jones is no stranger to massive crowds -- having been among the performers at the historic 1985 Live Aid concerts. He told us today, he's far more comfortable playing club dates and theaters: "There is more contact because with the arenas they can’t get to you unless you go out. And if you go out into the. . . Y’know, I did it a few times and it, sort of, caused a riot and that’s not good for the other people that are playing. So in the club tours it’s much easier to see people."

Howard Jones U.S. tour dates (subject to change):

March 21 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater
March 22 - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar Performing Arts Center
March 23 - Parker, CO - Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE)
March 24 - Fort Collins, CO - Performance Hall, Lincoln Center
March 26, 27 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi's Jazz Club
March 29, 30 - Honolulu, HI - Blue Note Hawaii
June 6 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre
June 7 - Uncasville, CT - Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino
June 9 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
June 12 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
June 13 - New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
June 14 - Union, ME - Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery
June 15 - Niagara Falls, ON - Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
June 16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues - Cleveland
June 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's Cincinnati
June 19 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
June 20 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues - Chicago
June 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
June 22 - Kansas City, MO - Ameristar Casino Kansas City
July 4 - Oroville, CA - Feather Falls Casino & Lodge
July 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Saban Theatre
July 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Backstage Live
July 13 - Las Vegas, NV - Cannery Casino Hotel

AUDIO: HOWARD JONES ON PERFORMING IN CLUBS