OK, one may wonder why we’re giving this one a plug but bear with me. The 80s were one of the “good” musical decades. Metal and rock were still up there in terms of quality, and many of the bands who are still big today were running riot then, having started rolling in the 70s – Maiden were playing arenas, KISS were enormous, Megadeth and Metallica were releasing their early classics. And the pop music wasn’t the banal crap we were force-fed in the 90’s, so radio was still worth listening to.
In fact, on regular radio and in the charts you could still expect to hear a fair few songs that now find themselves being broadcast on the likes of Classic Rock and Planet Rock – Toto, Europe, Bon Jovi, Van Halen and so on.
Which brings us to this upcoming tour from the people who make those “NOW…” albums, which are currently well past number 100 and which, over recent years, have been (let’s be honest) utter shit due to modern pop music being… well… utter shit. So what better way to revive the brand than to take us back to them decent music was popular?
The world’s best-selling compilation album series is heading out on its very own live show tour, transporting the hits of one of the most pop-tastic decades to cities across the UK this November.
NOW That’s What I Call The 80s LIVE celebrates all that is great about the decade that saw household names rise to prominence featuring the giant hits of Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham!, Madonna, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Billy Joel to name but a few.
Not just for fans who grew up singing, dancing and partying to the hits, but also for those who have since discovered the classic 80s magic, this live concert of throwback fun reimagines the most iconic tracks back-to-back with a power house live show band and sensational singers performing era-defining hits including: “Relax”, “Uptown Girl”, “It’s Raining Men”, “Gold”, “Purple Rain”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Living On a Prayer”, “Come On Eileen”, “Africa”, “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”, “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life”, “The Final Countdown” and many more.
Tickets for Now That’s What I Call The 80s – LIVE are available via raymondgubbay.co.uk
- De Montfort Hall, Leicester – 15th November 2019
- Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 16th November 2019
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – 17th November 2019
- Usher Hall, Edinburgh – 23rd November 2019
- Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow – 24th November 2019
- Royal Festival Hall, London – 29th November 2019
- St David’s Hall, Cardiff – 1st December 2019