Lost Eighties Tour
A Flock of Seagulls, John Waite, When in Rome UK, The Motels, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Gene Loves Jezebel and The Escape Club share the stage at AVA Amphitheater to bring you the “Lost Eighties” tour 2012.
A Flock of Seagulls are an English New Wave band originally formed in Liverpool by brothers Michael “Mike” Score (keyboards, vocals) and Alister “Ali” James Score (drums), with Frank Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar). The group had a string of international hit singles including “I Ran (So Far Away)”, “Space Age Love Song,” “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)” and “The More You Live, the More You Love”, and became notable in the 1980s for their MTV video for the song “I Ran (So Far Away)”.
John Waite is an English musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, he scored several international hits, including 1984’s “Missing You”, a #1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart.
When in Rome UK are an English New Wave Group, featuring original vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann of When In Rome. They are best known for their 1988 singles ‚ÄúThe Promise‚Äù and “Heaven Knows”.
The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer”, each of which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song “Total Control” reached #4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis (born January 19, 1951), the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called “The Motels featuring Martha Davis” in 1998; as of 2010 she continues to appear under that name with various line-ups of musicians.
Naked Eyes is a British New Wave band that rose to prominence in the early 1980s. Originally a duo, the band is known largely for its singles: a cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David standard “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favorite), as well as the band’s subsequent hits “Promises, Promises”, “When the Lights Go Out” and “(What) In the Name of Love.”
Animotion is a 1980s U.S. New Wave/synthpop band from Los Angeles, California best known for their songs “Obsession” (written by Michael Des Barres and Holly Knight), “Let Him Go”, “I Engineer” and “Room to Move”. Formed in 1983 from the remnants of a retro science-fiction band called Red Zone, they signed a record deal with Polygram Records in 1984 and made three albums.
Gene Loves Jezebel are a gothic rock band founded in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s. They scored a string of hits, with the singles “Desire,” (1986) “Jealous” (1990) and “Break The Chain” (1993).
The Escape Club spent their formative years playing the U.K. circuit in the Post-Punk, New Romantic early Eighties. They picked up a large live following and in the Summer of ‚Äô88 they burst onto the World stage with their Grammy nominated, number 1 hit, ‚ÄòWild Wild West,‚Äô the title track of their platinum selling album which also included the hit songs, ‚ÄòShake for the Sheik‚Äô and ‚ÄòWalking Through Walls‚Äò. They release their next album “Dollars & Sex” in 1991 and saw tracks “Call It Poison” and the gold-certified “I’ll Be There” climb the charts.