ABC THE XYZ TOUR 2017 EXTRA DATE ADDED
THE XYZ TOUR 2017
PERFORMING ALL THE GREATEST HITS
+ special guests Kid Creole and The Coconuts
EXTRA DATE ADDED AT NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY 7 APRIL
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 non-other than Kid Creole and The Coconuts. Due to demand an extra date has been added at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall for Sunday 12th November.
Of the new tour Martin Fry said “Here's an opportunity to open up the ABC songbook and journey through all the hits. Lexicon to Lexicon. ABC to XYZ. See you there. "
ABC were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision. ABC’s debut album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (‘82) went to No 1 and sold over a million records. To date ABC have released 8 studio albums: ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (’82), ‘Beauty Stab’ (’83), ‘How To Be A Zillionaire’ (’85), ‘Alphabet City’ (’87), ‘Up’ (’89), ‘Abracadabra’ (’91), ‘Skyscraping’ (’97) and ‘Traffic’ (’08). A mere 34 years since the release of their landmark debut album ABC returned with their resounding triumph “The Lexicon Of Love II’ which immediately entered into the top 5.
Joining the tour as special guests Kid Creole and The Coconuts who for over 35 years has been entertaining music lovers around the world. Kid Creole And The Coconuts was born out of the burning embers of the brilliant and trailblazing Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.
Born in the Bronx (New York), August Darnell (the Kid) is a man of multiple cultures, inclinations and personalities. His love of the big band tradition is evident: he travels with 10 musicians who all share his love of the ultimate musical tapestry. Their live shows have become the stuff of legend. ‘Annie I’m not your Daddy’, ‘Stool Pigeon’, ‘I’m a Wonderful thing, Baby’, ‘Endicott’, 'My M ale Curiosity' and many more memorable tunes are
Guaranteed to make you shake your body. On joining the tour Kid Creole said:
"When I listen to the music of ABC, I am reminded of good times and delicious poison arrows. It is an honor to share the stage with Martin Fry. Music lovers, get ready for a funky good time! Hachachacha!"
*TICKETS FOR NOTTINGHAM ARE ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY 7 APRIL*
Tickets for all other dates are selling fast. Don’t miss out.
Thursday 02 November MANCHESTER BRIDGEWATER HALL
Friday 03 November LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC
Saturday 04 November LONDON PALLADIUM
Monday 06 November BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
Tuesday 07 November BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
Thursday 09 November YORK BARBICAN
Friday 10 November SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
Saturday 11 November GATESHEAD SAGE
*Sunday 12 November NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL*