The 1980s are coming to Hull
The 80s Invasion Tour is back with a bang in 2019 and features six of the decade’s most popular acts visiting the Bonus Arena, Hull, on Friday 1st November.
This tour features Sister Sledge, Jason Donovan, Five Star, Martika, Hue & Cry and Living in a Box featuring Kenny Thomas.
SISTER SLEDGE sold millions of records worldwide with the album ‘We Are Family’, produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. They went onto have multiple chart anthems that include the UK hits ‘Lost In Music’, ‘We Are Family’, ‘Thinking Of You’, ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ and the No.1 ‘Frankie’ that remained at the top of the UK charts for 4 weeks. At present Sister Sledge consist of original members Debbie and Kim alongside Tanya (niece of one of the original members).
JASON DONOVAN rose to fame as Scott Robinson in Neighbours and went on to have an extraordinary successful pop career with the duet with Kylie ‘Especially For You’ (No. 1), ‘Too Many Broken Hearts’ (No. 1) and ‘Sealed With A Kiss’ (No. 1). When he played Joseph in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, he had a No 1 hit with ‘Any Dream Will Do’.
MARTIKA made an immediate impact on our shores with the No 5 hit ‘Toy Soldiers’, released in 1989. Other hits followed that included ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘More Than You Know’, Love Thy Will Be Done’ (written by Prince) and ‘Martika’s Kitchen’. She has sold a total of four million albums worldwide.
FIVE STAR formed as teenagers and had a string of soul-pop hit singles in the 1980s. With their self-designed costumes and choreographed dance routines, they made a huge impact on the UK pop music scene. Their debut album, ‘Luxury Of Life’ reached number 12, spending 70 weeks on the chart, and sold over 300,000 copies, earning Five Star a platinum disc. The singles ‘All Fall Down’ and ‘Let Me Be The One’, became worldwide hits, whilst ‘System Addict’ became their first UK top 10 hit. The band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane made a huge impact in the late 80s with the HUE AND CRY albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’, as well as hit singles ‘Labour of Love’, ‘Ordinary Angel’, ‘Violently’ and ‘Looking for Linda’. To date, Hue and Cry have sold in excess of two million records worldwide.
LIVING IN A BOX FEATURING KENNY THOMAS was formed in Sheffield and had several hit singles that included ‘Living In A Box’ that reached No.5. Their two albums reached gold status – ‘Living In A Box’ & ‘Gatecrashing’. The band features original members Marcus Vere and Tich alongside new vocalist double platinum double award-nominated Kenny Thomas.
Tickets go on general sale 9am on Friday 5th April from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444*
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