Here and Now Tour 2008
Sunday 18th May 2008
- Doors Open:
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
Following the success of over 15 outside Here & Now shows, Metro Radio Arena are proud to announce the seventh Here & Now arena tour for May 2008 taking the North East back to the fabulous 80s on Sunday 18th May 2008 featuring the absolute greatest artists playing only the hits.
The line up is as follows:
RICK ASTLEY - was from the famous Stock, Aitken & Waterman stable where he was discovered as a tea boy. Rick went onto have many hits that included his No 1 single 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (which was also the best selling single of 1987 and won a Brit for Best single the following year), a cover of the classic ballad 'When I Fall In Love' 'Together Forever', 'Whenever You Need Somebody', 'Take Me To Your Heart', 'She Wants To Dance With Me' and 'Cry For Help'. No other British solo male can match his 7 consecutive top ten hits in that decade.
BANANARAMA - the girl band of the eighties and one of the most successful girl bands of all time - this sassy duo which comprises of original members Sara Dalin and Keren Woodward take to the stage for their first Here & Now tour. Their many hits include 'Cruel Summer', 'Robert De Niro's Waiting', 'Venus', 'Love In The First Degree', I Want You Back and 'It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It' Really Saying Something, Shy Boy and 'Na Na Hey Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye amongst many others. The band also featured on the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas' as well as covering 'Help' with French & Saunders for Comic Relief.
ABC - featuring the iconic Martin Fry, were one of the bands that defined the decade. With his gold lame suit and suave looks ABC made an impact on our hearts as well as the charts. Their hits include 'The Look Of Love', 'All Of My Heart', 'Shoot That Poison Arrow' all taken from one of the 80s most classic and timeless albums 'Lexicon Of Love', other hits include 'When Smokey Sings' and 'How To Be A Zillionaire'.
PAUL YOUNG - most recently seen on ITV1s Hells Kitchen, Paul has a genuine soul voice and hits that have spanned the decades. This former singer with the Q-Tips returns for this tour after appearing on the very first one in 2001 to great critical acclaim. Paul will sing a selection of his hits from 'Wherever I Lay My Hat', 'Love Of The Common People', 'Come Back & Stay' to 'Everything Must Change'.
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT - Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot graced the covers of every pop magazine in the country during the late eighties. With their unique brand of cool pop they enjoyed a string of top ten hits that included 'Down To Earth', 'Misfit' and 'Hang On In Their Baby' as well as other hits that included 'Name & Number' and 'Ordinary Day'.
JOHNNY HATES JAZZ - formed in 1987 this good looking trio were true pop stars winning the hearts of many teenage girls. Their classic pop hits included the top 5 hit 'Shattered Dreams'. 'Me and My Foolish Heart', 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Heart Of Gold' and 'Turn Back The Clock' (which featured Kim Wilde on backing vocals), their album of the same name went to No. 1 and went double platinum in the UK selling over 4 million copies worldwide.
CUTTING CREW - this Grammy nominated band fronted by the enigmatic Nick Van Ede are best known for their classic songs '(I Just) Died In Your Arms' (No 1 in 17 countries selling over 3 million copies) and 'I've Been In Love Before' (which sold over 2 million copies).
Tickets costing £34.50 go on sale Thursday 4th October 2007.