The best of the 80s is coming back to Australia in November 2019! Abstract Entertainment is proud to announce five of the biggest 80s international music acts – Go West, Wang Chung, The Cutting Crew, A Flock Of Seagulls and Australia’s own Pseudo Echo is bringing the best of the 80s back with an East Coast tour. The incredible lineup features some of the best artists of the era!
Go West: the much loved duo Peter Cox and Richard Drummie enjoyed massive international success with hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me and Don’t Look Down. Their biggest hit was The King Of Wishful Thinking which featured on the soundtrack to Pretty Woman and was a US Top 10 Hit.
Wang Chung: This English new wave band formed in the early 80s but enjoyed their biggest success in the mid 80s with songs such as ‘Let’s Go!’, ‘Everybody Have Fun Tonight’ and ‘Hypnotize Me’. The phrase ‘Everybody Wang Chung Tonight’ became a popular phrase in the 80s and is still recognised now! It has been referenced on various TV shows and movies including The Simpsons, Cheers, Veronica Mars, That 70s Show, The Spy Who Shagged Me and so many more.
Cutting Crew: This English rock band formed in 1985 and are best remembered for songs such as ‘(I Just) Died in Your Arms’, ‘I’ve Been in Love Before’, ‘One for the Mockingbird’, and ‘Everything But My Pride’.
A Flock Of Seagulls: This Liverpool New Wave/ Synth-pop band formed in 1980 and enjoyed international success with their single I Ran (So Far Away) in 1982. Other singles include ‘Space Age Love Song’, ‘Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)’, and ‘The More You Live, the More You Love’. They became notable in the 1980s for their video for ‘I Ran (So Far Away)’. The band won a Grammy Award in 1983 for their instrumental ‘D.N.A’.
Pseudo Echo: Pseudo Echo continues to be one of Australia’s favourite live bands. Achieving chart success in the 80s with singles such as ‘Listening’, ‘A Beat For You”, ‘Love A Adventure’, ‘Don’t Go’ and many more. Their biggest hit ‘Funky Town’ went to #1 in 1986 and achieved top 10 charts in Canada, the US and New Zealand. Fronted by the enigmatic Brian Canham, Pseudo Echo continue to release original music while still playing their big 80s hits to fans across Australia.