Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows, ABC have announced a brand new U.K. tour for October performing all their greatest hits. This new full band show will also see them being joined by non-other than Kid Creole and The Coconuts.
Of the new tour Martin Fry said, “Here’s an opportunity to open up the ABC songbook and journey through all the hits. Lexicon to Lexicon. ABC to XYZ. See you there.”
ABC were formed in Sheffield in the 1980s when they decided they wanted fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision. ABC’s debut album The Lexicon Of Love (‘82) went to No 1 and sold over a million records. To date ABC have released 8 studio albums: The Lexicon Of Love (’82), Beauty Stab (’83), How To Be A Zillionaire (’85), Alphabet City (’87), Up (’89), Abracadabra (’91), Skyscraping (’97) and Traffic’ (’08). A mere 34 years since the release of their landmark debut album ABC returned with their resounding triumph The Lexicon Of Love II which immediately entered into the top 5.
Joining the tour as special guests are Kid Creole and The Coconuts who for over 35 years has been entertaining music lovers around the world. Kid Creole and The Coconuts was born out of the burning embers of the brilliant and trailblazing Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.
Born in the Bronx (New York), August Darnell (the Kid) is a man of multiple cultures, inclinations and personalities. His love of the big band tradition is evident: he travels with 10 musicians who all share his love of the ultimate musical tapestry. Their live shows have become the stuff of legend. Annie I’m not your Daddy, Stool Pigeon, I’m a Wonderful thing, Baby, Endicott, My Male Curiosity and many more memorable tunes are guaranteed to make you shake your body.
On joining the tour Kid Creole said, “When I listen to the music of ABC, I am reminded of good times and delicious poison arrows. It is an honour to share the stage with Martin Fry. Music lovers, get ready for a funky good time! Hachachacha!”
The Tour, which starts at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on November 2nd, comes to the prestigious Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday 3rd November.
Tickets are available to purchase from the Philharmonic Hall Box Office from 10am on Friday 31st March.