The decade of fun and flamboyancy, the era of music videos, the 12 inch, compilation CD’s and some of the most enduring popstars in the world! Essential 80’s brings the very best live compilation of chart topping 80’s artists to the stage this September for a nostalgic tour of everyone’s favourites!


80’s heart throb Paul Young, shot to fame with his much loved album No Parlez, followed by a steam of top 10 hits such as Wherever I Lay My Hat, which hit the number 1 slot in 1983 Love of The Common People, Everytime You Go Away’ & Everything Must Change.  He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single Feed The World and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Well known as a loyal & loving family man Paul is also a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana!

Carol Decker of T’Pau, broke hearts with her powerful vocals on huge hits  such as China in Your Hands  (Number 1 for 5 weeks in the Official Uk Top 40) and the uniquely arranged Heart and Soul their debut single that reached number 4 . The flame haired songstress became a teen icon in the 80’s for many a young girl who aspired to be like her! Their 1987 album Bridge of Spies is as synonymous with the 80’s as Carol’s trend setting pineapple hair do!

Scottish duo Hue & Cry were a force majeure with their high energy hit Labour Of Love. The band consistently skirted around the top 20 throughout the 80s, their seminal Hue and Cry album Rote, was released to not only huge acclaim but to multi-platinum success, spawning the singles ‘Ordinary Angel’, ‘Violently’ and ‘Looking for Linda’.


Sept 2022

Fri 23 – Stockton Globe
Sat 24 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sun 25 Halifax Victoria Theatre
Tue 27 Northampton Derngate
Wed 28 Cardiff  St David’s Hall
Fri 30 Weymouth Pavilion Theatre

Oct 2022

Sat 01 Stevenage Concert Hall
Sun 02 Peterborough New Theatre
Tue 04 Bury St Edmunds  Apex
Wed 05 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Fri 07 Portsmouth Guildhall
Sat 08 Torquay Princess Theatre
Mon 10 Woking New Victoria Theatre
Tue 11 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 12 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Fri 14 Sheffield City Hall
Sat 15 Hull City Hall
Sun 16 High Wycombe The Swan
Tue 18 Stoke Victoria Theatre
Wed 19 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thu 20 London Indigo at the O2

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    1. We don’t know the answer to that question Helen, but as you can see they’re playing a lot of other venues as well – maybe you can get to one of those instead?

      1. Have you please got a list of the other venues? As we have a credit note from paying fir the concert in Torquay for 8 people x

  1. The concert on the 24th September 2022 in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall is it cancelled??

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