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HERE AND NOW TOUR

Here are the stars from the 80’s who perform their greatest hits on the Here And Now Tours. The artist’s songs stretch over two decades and are as fresh today as they were yesterday.

Sinitta   SINITTA
Sinitta made her debut in 1986 with "So Macho". The euphoric "Toy Boy" established the catchphrase of summer 1987 reaching number one in Japan. Further hits include "Cross My Broken Heart", "I don't Believe in Miracles", "Right Back to Where To We Started From" and "Love On A Mountain Top"..
   
Rick Astley   RICK ASTLEY
With UK's bestselling single of 1987, "Never Gonna Give You Up", Rick topped the UK chart for five weeks, and went number one in fifteen other countries, including two weeks at number one in America. Other hits that followed include "When I Fall In Love/My Arms Keep Missing You", "Together Forever", and "Take Me To Your Heart".
   
Midge Ure   MIDGE URE
The lead vocalist of ULTRAVOX performs a set of the biggest hits by ULTRAVOX along with a few solo ones. A few of the hits include "Vienna", "All Stood Still", "All Stood Still", "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes", "Reap The Wild Wind", "The Voice", "Hymn", "No Regrets" "If I Was". Throughout the career of ULTRAVOX they had 9 top 10 hits and sold in excess of 20 million records.
   
Living In a Box   LIVING IN A BOX
The group will be reforming for The Here And Now Tour with the original members, this is the first time they would have played together in over 17 years. Their first hit, the haunting “Living In A Box”, the song title of the same name of the band became a huge club number 1 hit and reached number 5 in the charts in 1987. Other hits followed including “Blow The House Down”, “Room In You’re Heart” & Scales Of Justice”
   
Bucks Fizz  

THE ORIGINAL BUCKS FIZZ
CHERYL BAKER, MIKE NOLAN, BOBBY GEE & SHELLEY PRESTON
The original members of BUCKS FIZZ will be reuniting for the first time since 1989 and performing a selection of the biggest hits of BUCKS FIZZ. It is 23 years this year since BUCKS FIZZ won The Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with “Making Your Mind Up”, the song that went straight to number 1 and launched their hugely success International career. Hit after hit followed, including the Christmas number 1 of 1981 “The Land Of Make Believe”, Piece Of The Action”, “My Camera Never Lies”, “Now Those Days Are Gone”, “New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)”, “If You Can’t Stand The Heat” & “Run For Your Life” to name but a few

   
Nik Kershaw   NIK KERSHAW
One of the artistes from the 80's that not only wrote his own songs but wrote for many established acts including ELTON JOHN, LULU & CHESNEY HAWKES, for whom he wrote "I Am The One And Only". A few of Nik's own hits include "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", "Wouldn't It Be Good", "Dancing Girls, "The Riddle", "Wide Boy", & "Don Quixote"
   
Limahl   LIMAHL
The former lead singer of KAJAGOOGOO will perform hits of KAJAGOOGOO such as the number 1 hit "Too Shy", co written and produced by Nick Rhodes of DURAN DURAN and "Ooh To Be Aah". After LIMAHL left the band he went on to have solo success including the title song of the film "Never Ending Story"
   
HEAVEN 17 ABC
Fronted by Martin Fry, ABC led the way for many successful bands coming out of Sheffield. They went on to have hits around the world such as “Tears Are Not Enough”, “Poison Arrow”, “The Look Of Love”, “All Of My Heart” & “When Smokey Sings”
ALTERED IMAGES   ALTERED IMAGES
Fronted by the dynamic Clare Grogan, Altered Images bust onto the music scene in 1981 hitting the number 2 slot with “Happy Birthday”. Various hits followed including “I Could Be Happy”, “See Those Eyes”, “Don’t Talk To Me About Love” along with 3 top 30 albums, “Happy Birthday”, “Pinky Blue” & “Bite”.
BELINDA CARLISLE   BELINDA CARLISLE
Since her departure from The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle has gone on to become one of the most successful female performers around. Hits include “I Get Weak”, “Circle In The Sand”, “Leave A Light On”, “We, Want The Same Thing”, “In Too Deep” and the number 1 classic “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
CHINA CRISIS   CHINA CRISIS
From 1982 to 1987 China Crisis spent 92 weeks on the charts with hits including “Christian”, “Wishful Thinking” & “Black Man Ray”
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT   CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
Considered to be one of the hippest bands of the 80’s, Andy Warhol even appeared in one of the bands videos. Hits include ‘Name And Number’, ‘Hang On In There Baby’, ‘Down To Earth’ and ‘Misfit’.
DEAD OR ALIVE   DEAD OR ALIVE
Fronted by the dynamic Pete Burns, Dead Or Alive were the first group to sell over 1 million 12’s singles and became the biggest selling worldwide single for PWL for “You Spin Me Round, (Like A Record)”, reaching number 1 in 32 countries. Hits followed such as “Lover Come Back To Me”, “In Too Deep”, “Brand New Lover”, “Something In My House” & “That’s The Way (I Like It)”
ELKIE BROOKS ELKIE BROOKS
One of the UK’s most successful female artists, Elkie has been performing to sell out crowds for over 25 years and has sold over 9 millions records in The UK alone. Her album “Pearls” spent 79 weeks in the charts and peaked at number 2. Elkie has had hit after hit including the classics “Lilac Wine”, “Pearls A Singer”, “Fool If You Think It’s Over”, “Don’t Cry Out Loud”, “Only Love Can Break You’re Heart” & “No More The Fool”
GO WEST   GO WEST
Scored 9 Top 40 hits including ‘Call Me’, ‘Don’t Look Down’, ‘Faithful’ and the classic hit ‘We Close Our Eyes’.
HEAVEN 17   HEAVEN 17
Pioneers of the Synth Sound the band produced the classic album ‘Penthouse And Pavement’ and the hits ‘Temptation’ and ‘Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry’.
HOWARD JONES   HOWARD JONES
A leader in the Synth sound Howard Jones had an impressive run of hits throughout the 80’s & 90’s including “New Song”, “What Is Love”, “Like To Get To Know You Well”, “Look Mama” & “Things Can Only Get Better”
JENNIFER RUSH JENNIFER RUSH
Jennifer had the biggest hit of 1985 and one of the biggest hits of the 80’s with the haunting “The Power Of Love”, the song stayed at number 1 for weeks and stayed in the charts for 32 weeks!. Follow-ups include “Flames Of Paradise” a duet with ELTON JOHN and “Ring Of Ice”
KIM WILDE   KIM WILDE
Kim performed on the first Here And Now Tour and absolutely stole the show after 15 years of not appearing on stage. She will be back in December to belt out her hits such as “Cambodia”, “Chequered Love”, “You Came”, “You Keep Me Hanging On”, “View From A Bridge”, “Never Trust A Stranger”, “If I Can’t Have You” and the massive “Kids In America”.
KOOL AND THE GANG KOOL AND THE GANG
Not many bands can claim to have had as many hits as Kool & The Gang, 22 top ten hits over a period of 10 years, over 207 weeks in the charts and sales of over 140 million worldwide. Come and hear hit after hit such as “Ladies Night”, “Too Hot”, “Celebration”, “Jones Vs Jones”, “Steppin Out”, “Get Down On It”, “Ooh La La la, Let’s Go Dancin”, “Joanna”, “Fresh”, “Cherish”, “Straight Ahead” etc
MUSICAL YOUTH MUSICAL YOUTH
Who can forget Musical Youth, the midlands own pop outfit who burst onto the scene with their own version of “Pass The Duchie”, reaching number 1 in the charts in 1982. Other hits followed such as “Youth Of Today”, “Never Gonna Give You Up” and the massive hit with DONNA SUMMER “Unconditional Love”
NICK HEYWARD   NICK HEYWARD
The Haircut 100 frontman went on the secure hits in his own right including ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ and ‘Blue Hat For A Blue Day’. Haircut 100 hits include ‘Favourite Shirt’, ‘Love Plus One’ and ‘Fantastic Day’.
PAUL YOUNG   PAUL YOUNG
Paul’s unmistakable soulful voice has made him one of the most respected British singers of all time. Hits include ‘Love Of The Common People’, ‘Every Time You Go Away’, ‘Come Back And Stay’, ‘Senza Una Donna’ and the number one ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’.
SPANDAU BALLET   Hadley, Norman and Keeble
Spandau Ballet were without doubt one of the most successful groups to come out of the 80’s. Today original members Hadley, Norman & Keeble continue to perform many of the classic hits such as “To Cut A Long Story Short”, “Chant No.1”, “Gold”, “Through The Barricades”, “Muslebound”, “Only When You Leave” and the worldwide number 1 “True”
THE BELLE STARS   THE BELLE STARS
The group first recorded “Iko Iko” in 1982 but went on to have a much bigger hit the next time round when it was featured in the Tom Cruise movie “The Rain Man”. Other hits for The Belle Stars include “The Clapping Song”, “Sweet Memory” & “Sign Of The Times”.
THE HUMAN LEAGUE   THE HUMAN LEAGUE
From their first major hit, “The Sound Of The Crowd”, The Human League have stayed in a league of their own throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Several of those hits include “Love Action”, “Open Your Heart”, “Being Boiled”, “Mirror Man”, “(Keep Feeling) Fascination”, “Human”, “Tell Me When” and the infectious worldwide number 1 “Don’t You Want Me”, which was the Christmas number 1 in 1981.
   
  THE POINTER SISTERS
Without a doubt The Pointer Sisters are world leaders when it comes to female vocal groups, their unique sound has acclaimed them worldwide success and this will be the first time they have appeared in The UK since 1985. Who could forget such gems as “I’m So Excited”, “Automatic”, “Jump(For My Love)”, “Slow Hand”, “Should I Do It” and from the film Beverley Hills Cop “Neutron Dance”
TOYAH   TOYAH
The colourful character Toyah exploded onto the charts in 1981 with the track “It’s A Mystery”. She followed this up with hits such as “I Want To Be Free”, “Thunder In The Mountains” & “Brave New World”
T’PAU   T’PAU
Fronted by Carol Decker performed on the first Here And Now Tour and make a welcome return in 2003. T’PAU were also one of the first acts to have both a number 1 single and number 1 album in the charts at the same time with “China In Your Hand” & Bridge Of Spies”. Some if their other hits include “Secret Garden”, “Valentine” & “Heart And Soul”
 
VISAGE VISAGE
Fronted by the outstanding personality of Steve Strange, Visage became one of the cult groups of the 80’s when their first release “Fade To Grey” went number 1 in 21 countries. Visage continued to have hits such as “Mind Of A Toy”, “The Damned Don’t Cry” & “Night Train” and Steve also became known as the host of the club scene with his hugely successful club in London, The Blitz.
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BROTHER BEYOND
Fronted by Nathan Moore, Brother Beyond had many hits in the 80s including the Top 20 hits "The Harder I Try", "He Ain't No Competition" and "Be My Twin".



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