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The XYZ Tour: ABC, Kid Creole and The Coconuts
Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows, ABC have announced a brand new UK tour for October performing all their greatest hits. This new full band show will also see them being joined by Kid Creole and The Coconuts.
This event takes place at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
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.
ABC tour dates
Disco king August Darnell aka Kid Creole who had several hits in the '80s including 'Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy' and 'Stool Pigeon'. Kid is ably supported by his outrageous backing singers The Coconuts. Still playing 80's festivals and events, the Kid has also branched out in recent years into musicals, most notably the touring production of 'Oh! What A Night'.
Kid Creole and The Coconuts tour dates