News & Features 12 Jul, 2023

ABC Announce The Lexicon Of Love Orchestral Tour In 2024

ABC Announce The Lexicon Of Love Orchestral Tour In 2024

‘The Lexicon of Love’ Orchestral Tour Announced 
The classic album performed in its entirety plus their other greatest hits across the UK in February 2024 
with Southbank Sinfonia 
Conducted by Anne Dudley 

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th July at 10am here.


Monday 05 Brighton Dome 
Tuesday 06 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 
Thursday 08 Sheffield City Hall 
Friday 09 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 
Saturday 10 Gateshead Sage 
Monday 12 Birmingham Symphony Hall 
Tuesday 13 Bath Forum 
Thursday 15 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 
Friday 16 Manchester Bridgewater Hall 
Saturday 17 London Palladium 
The Lexicon Of Love The 40th anniversary edition released on 4 August 
 A 4-LP & Blu-ray set containing new album mixes as well as material never before released on vinyl alongside sleeve notes by Martin Fry 
'The Lexicon of Love Live’ from Sheffield is available now 

Ahead of their Sky Arts concert airing this Friday and to celebrate 15 years performing the iconic and timeless debut album “The Lexicon of Love” album in its entirety, ABC have announced a full UK tour for February 2024 including a date at London Palladium.  
Martin Fry’s timeless ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ went straight to number one upon release. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, the album spawned timeless tracks such ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, and ‘All Of My Heart’. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time.   
The Lexicon Of Love Orchestra tour first came to fruition in 2009 with countless 5 star reviews from a one off show At The Royal Albert Hall with Martin donning his iconic gold lame suit.[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER] It sees Martin joined by Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley as conductor for a truly magical evening celebrating this pop masterpiece. Next year will be 15 years since that first partnership that sees audiences returning again and again.  

ABC fronted by Martin Fry were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted to 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 9 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 36 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. 
Worldwide hits and six studio albums later; ABC demonstrate that even now over 40 years on from ‘The Lexicon Of Love’, Martin Fry’s song-writing and musicianship is still as contemporary as it was in the beginning.