‘THE LEXICON OF LOVE’ ORCHESTRAL TOUREXTRA DATES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
The classic album performed in its entirety plus their other greatest hits across the UK in February 2024
with the Southbank SinfoniaConducted by Anne Dudley
The Lexicon Of Love The 40th anniversary edition released on 4 August
‘The Lexicon of Love Live’ from Sheffield is available now
Due to demand ABC have announced an extra five dates to their UK tour in January and February 2024 which sees them perform the timeless debut album “The Lexicon of Love” album in its entirety. The new dates include shows in Southend, Stoke, London, Cardiff and Bournemouth.
Martin Fry’s timeless ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ went straight to number one upon release. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, the album spawned timeless tracks such ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, and ‘All Of My Heart’. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time.
The Lexicon Of Love Orchestra tour first came to fruition in 2009 with countless 5 star reviews from a one off show At The Royal Albert Hall with Martin donning his iconic gold lame suit. It sees Martin joined by the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley as conductor for a truly magical evening celebrating this pop masterpiece. Next year will be 15 years since that first partnership that sees audiences returning again and again.
Tickets for the extra dates go on sale Friday 21st July at 10am while all other dates are on sale now via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. VIP Packages are also available https://sjm-vip.com/.
ABC fronted by Martin Fry were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted to 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 9 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 36 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.
Worldwide hits and six studio albums later; ABC demonstrate that even now over 40 years on from ‘The Lexicon Of Love’, Martin Fry’s song-writing and musicianship is still as contemporary as it was in the beginning.
In June 2022 ABC toured The Lexicon of Love with the full symphonic Orchestra to celebrate 40 years since its original release. The magic was captured at their hometown gig in Sheffield on the very date of release 40 years on… for this release ‘The Lexicon of Love Live’ which is available now in the following formats on Live Here Now Records: 2 x CD / 3 x sparkly purple Vinyl & as a collector’s edition book & 3 CD.
Further 40th anniversary celebrations continue with a very special reissue to be released on 4 August. The 4LP and blu-ray box is available to pre-order now from here. The 4-LP/Blu-Ray celebratory edition, overseen by Martin Fry, contains the half-speed Abbey Road remaster by Miles Showell and a further three records putting material on vinyl for the first time including the album performed live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1982 and a premiere commercial release of the ‘Special Remix’ of The Look Of Love.
Last week Sky Arts showed a very special concert filmed last year for Greatest Albums Live. Watch again via Now TV.
ABC THE LEXICION OF LOVE EXTRA DATES
Monday 29 Southend Cliffs PavilionTuesday 30 Stoke Regent Theatre
Thursday 01 London PalladiumFriday 02 Cardiff St David’s Hall Saturday 03 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
ABC THE LEXICION OF LOVE – DATES ON SALE NOW
Monday 05 Brighton DomeTuesday 06 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Thursday 08 Sheffield City Hall Friday 09 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Saturday 10 Gateshead Sage Monday 12 Birmingham Symphony Hall Tuesday 13 Bath Forum Thursday 15 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Friday 16 Manchester Bridgewater Hall Saturday 17 London Palladium
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