80s Invasion comes to Royal & Derngate

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Get your leg warmers out as the 80s will hit Royal & Derngate in Northampton in the new year.

Big Country, Midge Ure, Nick Heyward and Curiosity Killed The Cat are the bands bought together for The 80s Invasion tour.

Tony Denton Promotions has organised the event coming to Northampton on Friday March 4 at 7.30pm.

The acts will perform their biggest hits – its all killers and no fillers - with record sales of over 20 million, 200 gold, platinum & silver discs and numerous awards between them this is THE 80’s show not to be missed! 

Big Country were formed in 1981 and with their debut album release two years later The Crossing broke the band massively worldwide with their classic singles Fields Of Fire, Chance and signature song In A Big Country, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving the record to 3 prestigious US Grammy nominations. 

Midge Ure is a recipient of many awards that include Ivor Novello and Grammy awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records. Musical success is seldom measured in time spans of more than a few years, so the fact that by the time Midge’s single If I Was went to No 1 in 1985 he had already crammed several musical lifetimes into a 10 year professional career speaks volumes - Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and of course the most famous one off group in musical history Band Aid had by then all had the guiding hand of his musical navigation.

Ultravox was a major influence on the new romantic and electro-pop movements of the early ‘80s. Their successful trademark was combining Midge’s powerful guitar riffs with sweeping synthesiser motifs, enigmatic imagery and state-of-the-art visuals.

Nick Heyward’s music career began when he formed Haircut 100 in 1981. The band had four UK Top 10 singles – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl), Fantastic Day, Love Plus One and Nobody’s Fool turned Nick into a major pop pin up.

Curiosity Killed The Cat instantly became one of the hottest and most popular bands of the late eighties after forming in 1986.

While gaining a large teen following, Curiosity Killed The Cat’s appeal was far wider, their cool, funky, distinctive music being a very long way from typical teen fodder. Curiosity Killed The Cat’s many hit singles include Down to Earth, which peaked at number 2 in the charts and sold 1.5 million worldwide, Misfit, Ordinary Day, Hang On In There Baby and Name and Number. which later went on to be a hit single for De La Soul. Curiosity Killed The Cat’s debut album.

Tickets for the show can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.