The 80’s Invasion Tour is back with a bang in 2019 and features seven of the iconic decade’s most popular acts that are coming together on one stage across 12 cities in the UK this autumn.
The tour arrives at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Wednesday October 30 and features Sister Sledge, Jason Donovan, The Fizz, Five Star, Martika, Hue & Cry and Living in A Box featuring Kenny Thomas.
Sister Sledge sold millions of records worldwide with the album ‘We Are Family’, (produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards). They went onto have multiple chart anthems that include the UK hits ‘Lost In Music’, ‘We Are Family’, ‘Thinking Of You’, ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ and the No.1 ‘Frankie’ that remained at the top of the UK charts for 4 weeks. At present Sister Sledge consist of original members Debbie and Kim.
Jason Donovan rose to fame as Scott Robinson in Neighbours and went on to have an extraordinary successful pop career initially with Stock Aitken & Waterman. Jason’s many hits include ‘Nothing Can Divide Us’ (No. 5), the duet with Kylie Minogue ‘Especially For You’ (No. 1), ‘Too Many Broken Heart’s’ (No. 1), ‘Sealed With A Kiss’ (No. 1) and ‘Every day I Love You More’ (No.2). When he starred in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, he had a No 1 hit with ‘Any Dream Will Do’.
Martika the US pop singer-songwriter and actress made an immediate impact on our shores with the No 5 hit ‘Toy Soldiers’ released in 1989. Other hits followed that included ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘More Than You Know’, Love Thy Will Be Done’ (written by Prince) and ‘Martika’s Kitchen’.
Family group, Five Star formed as teenagers and had a string of soul-pop hit singles in the 1980s. With their self-designed costumes and choreographed dance routines, they made a huge impact on the UK pop music scene. The singles ‘All Fall Down’ and ‘Let Me Be the One’, became worldwide hits, whilst ‘System Addict’ became their first UK top ten hit.
The Fizz consist of Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston & Mike Nolan, who as Bucks Fizz won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest. They became household names thanks to their iconic skirt ripping routine to their No 1 hit ‘Making Your Mind Up’ which sold more than 15 million worldwide. They have had numerous other hits that include the No.1’s ‘Land Of Make Believe’ and ‘My Camera Never Lies’.
Hue & Cry are brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane who made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the hit singles ‘Labour of Love’, ‘Ordinary Angel’, ‘Violently’ and ‘Looking for Linda’.
Living in a Box featuring Kenny Thomas formed in Sheffield and had several hit singles that included ‘Living In A Box’ that reached No.5. “Love is the Art”, “Blow the House Down” and “Room in Your Heart” which reached No. 5. The band features original members Marcus Vere and Tich alongside new vocalist double platinum double award nominated Kenny Thomas. Kenny, who was cited by Quincy Jones as a ‘great vocalist’, had hits with ‘Thinking About You Love’ & ‘Outstanding’ among others.
For ticket details visit motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk