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News: Go West, Nik Kershaw And T’Pau Combine For ‘Alternate ’80s Tour’

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(UK) Together they have enjoyed millions of record sales around the world and dominated the charts during the 80s. Along with Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, they musically paved the way for what would become 80s pop culture. Now as Go West celebrate their 30th anniversary, the band unite with singer songwriter Nik Kershaw to present a series of special concerts. The collaboration will see the artists work together on new interpretations of some of their hits plus a few surprises along the way.

Richard Drummie of Go West said “We’ve been fans of Nik since day one. I can still remember vividly one sunny summer’s day at my brother’s flat above a wine bar in Richmond playing ‘Know How’ from The Riddle album at 11 on his new stereo. Blew me away! Our paths have crossed many times over the years and we’ve always had such a laugh, we thought it would be fun to get up on stage and squeeze out a few sparks. It’s a monster bonus having Carol on the tour.. She’s an old friend and we’ve played with her many times. She always sets the place alight”.

Nik Kershaw commented “I’m thrilled and excited to be joining my old mates Go West on tour in the UK this coming Autumn. I’ve been a big fan of theirs ever since first hearing that awesome opening lick of “We Close Our Eyes” in the back of a cab on my way to Heathrow. I was off on a world tour and “Go West” (the album) ended up being the soundtrack to it.
30 years on, I relish this opportunity to finally collaborate with Peter & Richard and can’t wait to join them on stage to mash up some tunes together. Getting to hear Carol’s amazing voice every night will be the icing on the cake.”

With very special guest, T’Pau, Carol Decker’s searing vocals will remind us why songs such as “China In Your Hand”, “Heart And Soul”, “Valentine” serve to remind us of an epic decade in pop. Carol said ” I have known Nik, Pete and Richard since our big old bad old days in the 80’s. Loved their respective hits and admire their voices .It was a privilege to be Nik’s opening act back in 1987, a great start to my career. This will be a power house tour of some of the best songs and artists of one of the most creative musical decades”

Go West and Nik Kershaw Together In Concert – 2015 show dates
With Very Special Guest T’Pau

Tickets available here!

16th October – Glasgow | Royal Concert Hall
17th October – Dundee | Caird Hall
18th October – Aberdeen | Music Hall
19th October – Edinburgh | Usher Hall
22nd October – Leicester | De Montfort Hall
23rd October – Crawley | The Hawth
24th October – Cambridge | Corn Exchange
26th October – Southport | Theatre
27th October – High Wycombe | Swan Theatre
29th October – Gateshead | The Sage
30th October – Birmingham | Town Hall
1st November – Sheffield | City Hall
3rd November – Tunbridge Wells | Assembly Hall
6th November – Basingstoke | The Anvil
7th November – Bournemouth | Pavilion Theatre
8th November – Dartford | Orchard Theatre
11th November – Ipswich | Regent Theatre
12th November – Portsmouth | Guildhall
14th November – York | Grand Opera house
15th November – Liverpool | Philharmonic Hall
19th November Eastbourne | Congress Theatre
20th November – Nottingham | Royal Concert Hall
21st November – Blackpool | Grand Theatre
22nd November – Halifax | Victoria Theatre
24th November – Guildford | G-Live
25th November – Torquay | Princess Theatre
26th November – St Albans | Alban Arena
27th November – Southend | Cliffs Pavilion
29th November – Folkestone | Leas Cliff Hall
2nd December – Manchester | Palace Theatre
4th December – London | Indigo O2