The classic album performed in its entirety plus their other greatest hits across the UK in 2024
with Southbank Sinfonia
Conducted by Anne Dudley
Due to demand ABC have announced an extra five dates to their UK tour in January and February 2024 which sees them perform the timeless debut album ‘The Lexicon of Love’ in its entirety. The new dates include shows in Southend, Stoke-on-Trent, London, Cardiff and Bournemouth.
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. It sees Martin joined by Southbank Sinfonia and long-time 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.
Booking is now open. Tickets are available online at www.atgtickets.com/stoke.