DunDee 80s

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DunDee 80s is one of the most exciting events to join the city’s summer music calendar, featuring ABC, Hue & Cry, Midge Ure, Go West and China Crisis all on one stage at Dundee Slessor Gardens on Saturday 24th August!

Fans can expect a truly incredible festival line-up of the cream of 80s icons; this is retro revival at its finest, promising a night of evocative fun and some of the best tunes from the decade!

Featuring

ABC

ABC appearing at this event

ABC were one of those groups who come along once a decade to effect a paradigm shift in the way music is heard and made, one of those groups who move the music forward, alerting us to the possibilities of strange combinations, employing radical ideas yet never confusing arrogance with ambition. They kick-started the Eighties with their own brand of pop for the new decade. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude they released their first single, ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, in the autumn of 1981. More hits followed in rapid succession. ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ and ‘All Of My Heart’. On its release in May 1982 their debut album ‘The Lexicon of Love’ crashed straight into the album charts at number one. Although they continued to release more albums over the years, they eventually made an acclaimed sequel to their debut, releasing 'The Lexicon of Love II' in 2017. ABC continue to tour extensively throughout the world, playing sell-out concerts from London‘s Royal Albert Hall to California’s Hollywood Bowl. Whether performing as a band, or performing with an Orchestra, Martin Fry remains the consummate show man.

See ABC tour dates

Hue & Cry

Hue & Cry appearing at this event

Brothers Pat and Greg Kane from Glasgow whose compositions and performances took the best of American jazz and soul and made it hip and trendy. Supporting everyone from Madonna and U2 to Ray Charles and James Brown, they set the charts alight with a string of hit singles and albums in the late 1980s.

See 15 tour dates featuring Hue & Cry

Midge Ure

Midge Ure appearing at this event

From Slik and The Rich Kids to Ultravox and Band Aid, Midge has produced consistently innovative and excellent pop music. Fronting Ultravox, Midge had nine top 10 albums and sold in excess of 20 millions records in the UK alone before moving on to an equally successful solo career. His most successful song though remains the multi-million selling Do They Know It's Christmas, which he co-wrote with Bob Geldof.

See 12 tour dates featuring Midge Ure

Go West!

Go West! appearing at this event

Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, Go West! went on to have huge commercial success, establishing the pair as one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the eighties. Producing hits such as We Close Our Eyes and Goodbye Girl, the pair have continued working together to this day and are still producing chart topping hits.

See 2 tour dates featuring Go West!

China Crisis

China Crisis appearing at this event

Formed in 1979 in Kirkby on Merseyside, China Crisis are essentially vocalist/keyboardist Garry Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. With hits including 'Wishful Thinking', 'Black Man Ray' and 'King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up)', their distinctive AOR-fuelled pop songs were everywhere in the '80s, spending a total of 92 weeks in the charts. Who said the '80s were all bad? China Crisis, for instance, were largely considered one of the better musical things about that much-maligned decade. The guys continue to tour and play festivals today.

See 24 tour dates featuring China Crisis

Slessor Gardens

  • Dundee
  • DD1 1AR
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