ABC

From07 April 2019to12 July 2019

ABC

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ABC are an English new wave band from Sheffield. They formed in 1980, and have undergone several lineup changes over the years.

Frontman Martin Fry is the only permanent member of ABC, having never left the band since their formation in 1980; it’s also true that the band themselves have never officially disbanded over the course of their three-decade-plus career, which perhaps beggars belief given the undeniable fluctuation of the fortunes over the course of that time. They enjoyed their greatest success in the eighties – perhaps unsurprisingly, given the popularity of the new wave genre during that decade – and their 1982 debut album ‘The Lexicon of Love’ contains most of their early hits. ‘Tears Are Not Enough’ hit the top twenty in the UK, as did ‘Poison Arrow’, which would go on to feature in the eighties-set video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

It was the 1985 record ‘How to Be a…Zillionaire’ was the group’s biggest success on the other side of the Atlantic, with the single ‘Be Near Me’ seeing ABC hit the top ten in the U.S. for the first time. Since 1990, the group has effectively only comprised Fry, but he continues to use the name to tour – he’s especially popular on the eighties nostalgia circuit – as well as record new material, with ‘Traffic’ released in 2008.

 

Sunday 07 April 2019

ABC

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea, UK

 

Monday 08 April 2019

ABC

Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, UK

 

Tuesday 09 April 2019

ABC

Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

 

Thursday 11 April 2019

ABC

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK

 

Friday 12 April 2019

ABC

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK

 

Saturday 13 April 2019

ABC

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK

 

Monday 15 April 2019

ABC

Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK

 

Tuesday 16 April 2019

ABC

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

 

Saturday 11 May 2019

ABC

with Richard Blade

Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach, CA, US

 

Friday 12 July 2019

ABC

with The Human League and Belinda Carlisle

Audley End, Essex, UK

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