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ABC The Lexicon of Love 40th Anniversary Tour 2024: Dates, venues and win tickets

11 July 2023, 06:00 | Updated: 16 April 2024, 11:48

ABC The 40th Anniversary Tour

ABC's iconic album The Lexicon of Love will be performed in full, 40 years after its release.

ABC's The Lexicon of Love is still one of the most iconic LPs ever released by a British group, so don't miss your chance to hear it performed in full by Martin Fry.

Released on 21st June 1982, The Lexicon Of Love went straight to number one upon release, and gave the world Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, Tears Are Not Enough, and All Of My Heart.

Fans will get to hear all of these 80s anthems as Martin takes to the stage backed by the Southbank Sinfonia Conducted by Anne Dudley. They will also perform their other greatest hits.

ABC 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 the Lexicon of Love new dates

To date ABC have released nine studio albums; The Lexicon Of Love, Beauty Stab, How To Be A Zillionaire, Alphabet City 87, Up 89, Abracadabra, Skyscraping and Traffic.

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 longtime 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 The 40th Anniversary Tour 2024 UK dates:

  • Mon 29th January 2024 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion – new show
  • Tue 30th January 2024 - Stoke Regent Theatre – new show
  • Thursday 1st February 2024 - London Palladium – new show
  • Friday 2nd February 2024 - Cardiff St David’s Hall – new show
  • Saturday 3rd February 2024 - Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre – new show
  • Monday 5th February - Brighton Dome
  • Tuesday 6th February - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
  • Thursday 8th February - Sheffield City Hall
  • Friday 9th February - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
  • Saturday 10th February - Gateshead Sage
  • Monday 12th February - Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • Tuesday 13th February - Bath Forum
  • Thursday 15th February - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Friday 16th February - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
  • Saturday 17th February - London Palladium

Win Tickets to the 40th Anniversary Tour:

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ABC announce Lexicon Of Love orchestral tour dates for 2024

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ABC will return to the road with a new orchestral tour celebrating their seminal debut album, ‘The Lexicon Of Love’.

Martin Fry and co. have joined forces with Southbank Sinfonia and long-time collaborator Anne Dudley for the run of February 2024 shows, which will feature the album played in full alongside hits from their catalogue. 

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Topping the charts upon its release in 1982, the LP features the Top 20 hit singles Tears Are Not Enough , Poison Arrow , The Look Of Love and All Of My Heart . 

Opening at the Brighton Dome on February 5, the tour will take in Nottingham, Sheffield, Glasgow, Gateshead, Birmingham, Bath, Liverpool and Manchester before concluding at The London Palladium on February 17.

Tickets go on sale 10am BST on July 14.

The full list of tour dates is below.

5 – Brighton Dome, Brighton

6 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

8 – City Hall, Sheffield

9 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

10 – Sage, Gateshead

12 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

13 – Forum, 13

15 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

16 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

17 – The Palladium, London

It’s not the first time Martin has revisited the album ; the group returned to the UK Top 5 back in 2016 with ‘The Lexicon of Love II’ – an album he never saw himself making.

“I mean, 1983 would have been the right time but it did very well,” the singer told RETROPOP earlier this year. “For years I’d been avoiding the idea but after doing an orchestral show at the Royal Albert Hall I looked out into the audience and I could see and feel how much the songs from the original album meant to them. 

“They’d been through a time capsule like I had of, you know, kids growing up, failed marriages, businesses falling apart, shit happening to them, and yet there they were singing along. It was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting to see what was happening to them now as elder statesmen?’ and that’s where the germ of the idea for ‘The Lexicon of Love II’ came from.”

It was originally called ‘The Lexicon of a Lost Ideal’ until someone at the record company heard the tracks and suggested the eventual title. “If they’d suggested that at the beginning, I’d never have finished it because it would have been too intimidating,” he laughed. 

“But I embraced the idea, like ‘If there can be 37 episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’, why can’t there be another episode of ‘The Lexicon of Love’?”

READ MORE: Martin Fry: ‘If there can be 37 episodes of Breaking Bad, why can’t there be another episode of ‘The Lexicon of Love?’

Connor Gotto

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ABC Announce The Lexicon Of Love Orchestral Tour In 2024

ABC Announce The Lexicon Of Love Orchestral Tour In 2024

‘The Lexicon of Love’ Orchestral Tour Announced  The classic album performed in its entirety plus their other greatest hits across the UK in February 2024     with Southbank Sinfonia  Conducted by Anne Dudley 

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th July at 10am here.

ABC THE LEXICION OF LOVE FEBRUARY 2024 

Monday 05 Brighton Dome  Tuesday 06 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall  Thursday 08 Sheffield City Hall  Friday 09 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall  Saturday 10 Gateshead Sage  Monday 12 Birmingham Symphony Hall  Tuesday 13 Bath Forum  Thursday 15 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall  Friday 16 Manchester Bridgewater Hall  Saturday 17 London Palladium      The Lexicon Of Love The 40th anniversary edition released on 4 August   A 4-LP & Blu-ray set containing new album mixes as well as material never before released on vinyl alongside sleeve notes by Martin Fry    'The Lexicon of Love Live’ from Sheffield is available now 

Ahead of their Sky Arts concert airing this Friday and to celebrate 15 years performing the iconic and timeless debut album “The Lexicon of Love” album in its entirety, ABC have announced a full UK tour for February 2024 including a date at London Palladium.     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.[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER] It sees Martin joined by Southbank Sinfonia and longtime 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.  

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ABC announce The Lexicon Of Love Orchestral Tour

By Classic Pop | July 10, 2023

Lexicon of Love orchestral tour

The Lexicon Of Love went straight to No.1 upon its release in 1982, spawning such singles as Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, Tears Are Not Enough and All Of My Heart. 

The Lexicon Of Love Orchestra tour first came to fruition in 2009 from a one off show At The Royal Albert Hall with frontman Martin Fry once again donning his iconic gold lame suit. It sees Martin joined by Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley as conductor. 

Tickets go on sale Friday 14 th July at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk . VIP Packages are also available .

abc tour lexicon of love

Further 40th anniversary celebrations continue with a very special reissue to be released on 4 August. The 4LP and Blu-ray box is available to pre-order now from here .

The 4LP/Blu-ray celebratory edition, overseen by Martin Fry, contains the half-speed Abbey Road remaster by Miles Showell and a further three records putting material on vinyl for the first time including the album performed live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1982 and a premiere commercial release of the ‘Special Remix’ of The Look Of Love .

Additionally, on Friday 14 th July at 10pm, Sky Arts be showing a very special concert filmed last year for Greatest Albums Live. Watch via Freeview Channel 11, Sky Channel 130 and Now TV .  

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ABC THE LEXICON OF LOVE LIVE DATES – FEBRUARY 2024

Monday 05    Brighton Dome

Tuesday 06   Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Thursday 08    Sheffield City Hall

Friday 09        Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Saturday 10  Gateshead Sage

Monday 12    Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tuesday 13   Bath Forum

Thursday 15    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Friday 16        Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Saturday 17  London Palladium

TICKETS ON SALE:

Friday 14 th July At 10am

www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk .

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‘THE LEXICON OF LOVE’ ORCHESTRAL TOUR EXTRA DATES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND

The classic album performed in its entirety plus their other greatest hits across the UK in February 2024

with the Southbank Sinfonia Conducted by   Anne Dudley

The Lexicon Of Love The 40th anniversary edition released on 4 August

‘The Lexicon of Love Live’ from Sheffield is available now

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” album in its entirety. The new dates include shows in Southend, Stoke, 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 the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime 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.

Tickets for the extra dates go on sale Friday 21st July at 10am while all other dates are on sale now via www.gigsandtours.com  and  www.ticketmaster.co.uk . VIP Packages are also available  https://sjm-vip.com/ .

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.

In June 2022 ABC toured The Lexicon of Love  with the full symphonic Orchestra to celebrate 40 years since its original release. The magic was captured at their hometown gig in Sheffield on the very date of release 40 years on… for this release ‘ The Lexicon of Love Live’  which is available now in the following formats on Live Here Now Records:  2 x CD / 3 x sparkly purple Vinyl & as a collector’s edition book & 3 CD.

Further 40th anniversary celebrations continue with a very special reissue to be released on 4 August. The 4LP and blu-ray box is available to pre-order now from  here . The 4-LP/Blu-Ray celebratory edition, overseen by Martin Fry, contains the half-speed Abbey Road remaster by Miles Showell and a further three records putting material on vinyl for the first time including the album performed live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1982 and a premiere commercial release of the ‘Special Remix’ of The Look Of Love.  

Last week Sky Arts showed a very special concert filmed last year for Greatest Albums Live. Watch again via  Now TV .

ABC THE LEXICION OF LOVE EXTRA DATES

January 2024

Monday 29        Southend Cliffs Pavilion Tuesday 30      Stoke Regent Theatre

February 2024

Thursday 01    London Palladium Friday 02         Cardiff St David’s Hall Saturday 03     Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

ABC THE LEXICION OF LOVE – DATES ON SALE NOW

FEBRUARY 2024

Monday 05       Brighton Dome Tuesday 06      Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Thursday 08    Sheffield City Hall Friday 09          Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Saturday 10     Gateshead Sage Monday 12       Birmingham Symphony Hall Tuesday 13      Bath Forum Thursday 15   Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Friday 16          Manchester Bridgewater Hall Saturday 17     London Palladium

TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA WWW.GIGSANDTOURS.COM  AND  WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.UK

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ABC Announce Extra Dates For ‘The Lexicon of Love’ Orchestral Tour

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” album in its entirety. the new dates include shows in southend, stoke, 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 the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime 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.   Tickets for the extra dates go on sale Friday 21st July at 10am while all other dates are on sale now via www. gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk . VIP Packages are also available https://sjm-vip.com/ . 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.   In June 2022 ABC toured  The Lexicon of Love  with the full symphonic Orchestra to celebrate 40 years since its original release. The magic was captured at their hometown gig in Sheffield on the very date of release 40 years on… for this release ‘ The Lexicon of Love Live’ which is available now in the following formats on Live Here Now Records:  2 x CD / 3 x sparkly purple Vinyl & as a collector’s edition book & 3 CD.   Further 40th anniversary celebrations continue with a very special reissue to be released on 4 August. The 4LP and blu-ray box is available to pre-order now from here . The 4-LP/Blu-Ray celebratory edition, overseen by Martin Fry, contains the half-speed Abbey Road remaster by Miles Showell and a further three records putting material on vinyl for the first time including the album performed live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1982 and a premiere commercial release of the ‘Special Remix’ of The Look Of Love.   Last week Sky Arts showed a very special concert filmed last year for Greatest Albums Live. Watch again via Now TV .    ABC THE LEXICION OF LOVE EXTRA DATES January 2024 Monday 29       Southend Cliffs Pavilion Tuesday 30      Stoke Regent Theatre February 2024 Thursday 01   London Palladium Friday 02         Cardiff St David’s Hall Saturday 03     Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre   ABC THE LEXICION OF LOVE – DATES ON SALE NOW FEBRUARY 2024 Monday 05       Brighton Dome Tuesday 06      Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Thursday 08    Sheffield City Hall Friday 09          Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Saturday 10     Gateshead Sage Monday 12       Birmingham Symphony Hall Tuesday 13      Bath Forum Thursday 15   Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Friday 16          Manchester Bridgewater Hall Saturday 17     London Palladium  

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Sheffield’s most stylish lead singer looks back on a career-defining record and how it came to be

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There was a lot of interesting British music happening in the early ‘80s. And a fair bit of that interesting music was happening in Sheffield. As electronic rhythms and synths overtook the scuzzed guitars and flying snot of punk, the South Yorkshire City - long the heart of the UK’s steel industry (its cutlery was mentioned as early as the 14th century in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales) - seemed a perfect home for this futuristic machine music.

“Sheffield was right in the middle of a musical explosion,” explains ABC’s Martin Fry, who was then a student living in the city’s notorious Hyde Park. “I suppose all cities have a sound - the Liverpool sound or the Manchester sound - but Sheffield at that particular point in time seemed to be physically dragging music into the new decade. You would be walking down somewhere like West Street and all of the knackered old industrial units were spilling over with noise.”

Out of those industrial units came bands like Clock DVA, Cabaret Voltaire, Chakk, Thompson Twins, Vice Versa and, of course, Human League.

“I remember going to see Human League - we’re talking way before all the hits happened - and being left absolutely speechless. The entire audience was standing there, jaws hitting the floor. We had never heard anything like it from a British band: sinister, oddly shaped, electronic pop music. And we’d certainly never seen anything like it: you couldn’t take your eyes off their frontman, Phil Oakey. [Even now, over 40 years later, Human League’s early performances still feel frighteningly radical; check YouTube for a 1978 Granada TV version of Being Boiled and The Path of Least Resistance from the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1979.]

“That was the exact moment when my life fell into place,” adds Fry. “I saw my own future. I wasn’t going to work in an office or get a job in a factory… I was going to join a band.”

Fry, barely into his 20s, was actually asked to join as keyboard player for one of those bands that were helping to shape Sheffield’s sound, Vice Versa. But when the rest of the band heard his voice, the music began to take a few strange twists and turns. While their new songs were still electronic-ish, they also felt surprisingly funky and soulful. Vice Versa were about to turn into ABC.

“I’m still not sure how that change happened,” says Fry. “One minute, we were on the dole, signing on in Sheffield, and the next, we’re in London and we’ve had a Top 20 single with Tears Are Not Enough [released in 1981]. Things were happening so fast that it felt like we were having to do double takes all the time. Hang on a minute, we’re in Tony Visconti’s studio, being produced by Trevor Horn. And David Bowie’s popped in to say hello.”

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“No, it was Mark [White, ABC’s guitarist]. He went to the toilet and standing next to him in the urinals is Bowie.”

Fry is speaking over Zoom from his holiday in Barbados, but the sun-kissed face on my computer screen is still struggling to comprehend the craziness of ABC’s meteoric rise. He’s laughing, raising his eyebrows, shrugging his shoulders and shaking his head all at the same time.

“Sometimes, life can be fucking weird!”

We all know what happened next. Tears Are Not Enough was followed by another single, Poison Arrow (Top 10 in the UK, Top 20 in Europe and Top 30 in the US), followed by The Look of Love (Top 5 in the UK and a US Dance number one), followed by a debut album, The Lexicon of Love (a UK number one and worldwide sales of a million-plus). Martin Fry, the ex-student who used to live on baked beans and out-of-date bread in that iffy Hyde Park flat, became one of the era’s most recognisable stars.

In the ensuing decades, there were more successful albums and hit singles. The band lost some members and gained some, and Fry took a break for a few years and worked with artists as varied as Tackhead and M People. Along with Spandau Ballet, Human League, Rick Astley, Heaven 17 et al, Fry and ABC were also caught up in the ‘00s retro-festival explosion that gave these ‘80s acts a well-deserved second wind.

ABC have toured solidly since then and it was one of those shows that turned into the band’s most recent release, The Lexicon of Love Live. Recorded last summer at Sheffield City Hall - where else! - it features Fry and a full orchestra, roaring through the album, start to finish. Plus a few extras like When Smokey Sings and (How to Be a) Millionaire.

“Because the original album ended up sounding very stylish and sophisticated [thanks no doubt to Trevor Horn’s precise production and Anne Dudley’s arrangements], it’s easy to forget that ABC and The Lexicon of Love were made in the grey Thatcherite gloom of Sheffield in the late-’70s and early-’80s,” says Fry. “Yes, I was wearing a gold lame suit on Top of the Pops, but whenever I think about that period, I automatically drift back to that flat, 99 Roland Row, and the incredible panoramic views across the city. Like all precocious youngsters, we thought of ourselves as outsiders and being so high above the streets only added to that feeling of ‘otherness’. Ha ha! I was David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth,” Fry laughs.

“Hyde Park was full of working class families going about their business and, to be honest, they probably hated having to share the neighbourhood with arty student wankers like me,” he continues. “Well, I know they hated us because we used to get bricks thrown at our windows and at us. I remember one night, we were walking over to the pub for our usual pint of whatever was the cheapest beer they’d got, and somebody chucked a telly at us. Well, I don’t know if they chucked it at us, but we always went a different way to the pub after that.

“Eventually, it did all get a bit too much when I heard about a murder that had happened on the estate and realised that it was in the flat next door!

“But here’s the thing… I absolutely loved living in that flat and I loved being in Sheffield. ABC was formed there and the sound we made in those very early days came directly as a result of my life in the city. For me - that younger version of me - the late-’70s was the most amazing time. And Sheffield was the most amazing place. I was independent, away from home, getting a bit of money thanks to the student grant, staring out across this magical city, listening to Bowie and Roxy Music, the Ramones, Smokey Robinson, all set against the continual clattering rhythm of the steel mills.

“Put that lot together and, somehow, you end up with ABC and The Lexicon of Love!”

ABC ’s The Lexicon of Love Live is out now via Live Here Now Recordings. The band will be playing shows in the US, Europe and various UK festivals throughout the summer.

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ABC’s Martin Fry’s to hit the road for most intimate tour

Flamboyant and charismatic, Martin Fry enjoyed worldwide success as the lead singer of 80s New Romantics ABC.

Now he’s hitting the road this autumn, for his most intimate nationwide tour yet.

Performing the hit songs of his career from Poison Arrow to The Look Of Love, and from Be Near Me, to When Smokey Sings, Martin will also share his personal stories of more than four decades in the music industry.

Formed in Sheffield in 1980, ABC redefined glamour and cool with their distinctive debut album The Lexicon of Love, which fizzed with bright ideas, and achieved TransAtlantic success.

Martin harked back to a golden era of luxe, as though Cole Porter had been re-imagined among the narrow streets of Sheffield. Little wonder his sleek, opulent, and beautiful debut album retains the affection of listeners four decades on. With good reason, it has stood the test of time.

ABC – An Intimate Evening With Martin Fry follows a sold-out tour of the UK, which included three sell-out nights at London Palladium, and coincides with the publication of his autobiography – That’s the look, that’s the look… The Look of Love.

Martin says: “I have been very lucky in my career to have played venues around the world from massive arenas in the States to Sheffield Town Hall in my hometown, where we marked 40 years of The Lexicon of Love. However, this tour really is something a bit different; an opportunity for stripped-back music and conversation with my fans. It will be really special, I can’t wait.”

The tour kicks off at the Carnegie Hall, Workington, on October 9, 2024. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 25, at 10am, at local venues. See the full tour dates at www.awaywithmedia.com/tours

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Abc - the lexicon of love, the album in full performed with an orchestra.

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Unique. Lavish. A masterpiece returns.

ABC performs ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ in its entirety, plus their other greatest hits with Southbank Sinfonia Conducted by Anne Dudley.

‘The Lexicon Of Love’ was first released in 1982 and went straight to number one. 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.

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.

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ABC are an English new wave band from Sheffield. They formed in 1980, and have undergone several lineup changes over the years.

Frontman Martin Fry is the only permanent member of ABC, having never left the band since their formation in 1980; it’s also true that the band themselves have never officially disbanded over the course of their three-decade-plus career, which perhaps beggars belief given the undeniable fluctuation of the fortunes over the course of that time. They enjoyed their greatest success in the eighties - perhaps unsurprisingly, given the popularity of the new wave genre during that decade - and their 1982 debut album ‘The Lexicon of Love’ contains most of their early hits. ‘Tears Are Not Enough’ hit the top twenty in the UK, as did ‘Poison Arrow’, which would go on to feature in the eighties-set video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

It was the 1985 record ‘How to Be a...Zillionaire’ was the group’s biggest success on the other side of the Atlantic, with the single ‘Be Near Me’ seeing ABC hit the top ten in the U.S. for the first time. Since 1990, the group has effectively only comprised Fry, but he continues to use the name to tour - he’s especially popular on the eighties nostalgia circuit - as well as record new material, with ‘Traffic’ released in 2008.

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Having been a fan of ABC since the release of their excellent first album, you could definitely say I am a fan! Martin Fry still has it! With all his suave and dapper style, he still can sing you into a musical trance! The smooth style of his vocals still ring true. The band that backed him was equally impressive. Excellent musicianship and great jamming solos! We had to wait 2 and a half hours for the show to start, but it was well worth it. The venue was a relatively new one and occupied the audience with a steady stream of 80's music and videos. We were right in front and closest to Martin! He was so gracious at the end of the show, that he signed my pristine and well preserved vinyl copy of "How to be a Millionaire" right on the stage after the encore! The show was fantastically intimate and the band played all the great hits. My personal favorites were "Be Near Me" and "When Smokey Sings". All the songs sounded perfect, like they were right off the record! Martin even stuck around outside to take photos with fans and sign one item each. But I got more than one signed. He. He. When I met him outside, he actually spent more time talking with me than any of the other fans because he liked my Siouxsie shirt and we joked around for a few minutes much to the dismay of the venue's retarded security staff. It was an excellent ABC performance and although that was the last show of the tour, I highly recommend seeing ABC if and when they come back to the states! It will definitely be memorable!

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Sunday 8th November. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. ABC. Sunday night in Theatre land. Willy Wonka has given up the venue tonight for ABC performing the whole of Lexicon of Love with the Southbank Sinfonia.

It’s all very civilised in the circle of the Theatre Royal and the orchestra enters the stage to polite applause. The band come on and the first half of the show is a selection of tunes from across the ABC back catalogue including three new songs with ‘Flames of Desire’ being the highlight for me.

However, this is very much the starter for tonight’s main course. I felt Martin Fry was holding a little back for the second half of the set and boy did he deliver.

Fry belying his years turns the clock back thirty years and delivers a faultless, almost, run through of the classic Lexicon of Love. Everyone knows the words to all of the songs and there’s very little filler on this classic pop album. The orchestra adds something to the proceedings and the format works really well.

Tonight’s show is being filmed and for continuity purposes we have 4 ever 2 gether repeated a couple of times but it all adds to the magic of the evening.

A great night out bringing back memories of the eighties and we’re all humming the tunes all the way back to the station.

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There’s probably no single genre of music that represents the eighties quite as accurately, or as obviously, as new wave; it genuinely is synonymous with the decade, and among its genuine success stories were ABC, who formed in Sheffield back in 1980, right in time for the sound’s explosion. Their debut album The Lexicon of Love was a huge success on both sides of the Atlantic, topping the charts in the UK and making the top twenty-five over in the U.S., and spawned a slew of hits that were not only successes in terms of sales and radio play at the time, but continue to stand up as classics of the genre today, especially their signature song ‘Poison Arrow’. Although singer Martin Fry now remains the sole original member - he tours with a new backing group for the most part, with David Palmer only briefly rejoining him as part of VH1’s Bands Reunited programme in 2004 - the ABC name continues to be used for both live shows and new material, with Fry still proving himself both an engaging frontman and a fine singer, too. They regularly line up alongside other eighties acts like T’Pau and Rick Astley, so there’s plenty of opportunity for a multi-faceted blast of nostalgia where their shows are concerned, too.

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New wave is a genre that is definitely enjoying a well deserved investment of interest from a modern audience. The easy listening vibes of Eurythmics and Spandau Ballet are now once again frequenting airwaves and one of the most popular UK artists of the new wave era was Sheffield outfit ABC. Martin Fry and company never stopped recording and touring yet they failed to recreate the commercial success of early releases including 'The Lexicon of Love' and 'Beauty Stab'.

This has never deterred the fans though who continue to pack out venues to hear classic tracks such as 'Poison Arrow' alongside newer releases. There has been a wonderfully 80s feel to all of ABC's releases and the tone does not change throughout the night. Even the newer material is accompanied by a large amount of brass instruments and catchy percussion before the saxophonist takes his moment during a complex instrumental solo. The energy levels are at fever pitch as Martin closes the evening with a double hit finale of 'When Smokey Sings' and 'The Look of Love'.

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The band was great and Martin as classy as ever. It's a rare treat to get ABC stateside, so I was thrilled by the band, the songs, etc. Viva Live, Millionaire, Be Near Me highlights for me. But with that said, I was disappointed in the crowd that talked throughout the entire Retro Futura lineup. They were too busy noshing on chicken salad sandwiches and Prosecco to get off their rear ends to dance, show appreciation to the musical acts, etc. Chastain Park Ampitheater is a great venue -- I traveled from New Orleans to attend. But I won't go back unless the seated section is GA, as it is for numerous shows there. I didn't sign up for a garden party. And the number of people just absolutely trashed drunk afterward is absurd. Its BYOB there so be forewarned if there is table seating for the concert you've waited a lifetime to see, you might consider traveling a bit further to find a more appreciative audience. I bet Retro Futura does the same too -- every one of the six acts in this tour commented about how lame the audience was. Sad.

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Was in UK for just four days June 2022. Saw Lisa Stansfield (amazing!) and Simply Red near Canterbury--great weather. The next day it was a tossup ABC in Bristol or Simple Minds at Blenheim Palace near Oxford the next day. I chose Simple Minds and it was rained out the entire concert. the brits had a great time but I wished the whole night I had chosen ABC in Bristol for their 40th anniversary tour. Will see them soon---must seem them in Ojai California state-side July 2022.

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Great show at a great venue. The orchestra sounded fantastic and ABC as gòod as they always have. Only amazing point is that how come they didnt do more hits?

The first hall of the show was good but lacking in recognisable hits. They are hugely talented and sound fantastic but we had to wait until the 2nd half when lexicon of love was played before standing up and dancing was required. 37 years and their hits are as rare and valuable as his gold jacket.

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Saw ABC live at a small pub in a northern Melbourne (Vic) several years ago and wow have they still got it, Martin is a smooth and polished performer and vocally still excellent. Now with the recent release of the Lexicon Of Love II I wait with great anticipation of a new tour of Australia..come on down under again please!!

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Fantastic show! Orchestra was amazing,new songs and old. Up dancing in the aisles.

First time I've seen ABC live. Took my son with me who is a converted fan. Who would have thought 34 years since Lexicon of Love....

Staff at the venue were very helpful and attentive.

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ABC is fantastic live!! My wife and I had such a great time last night at the Retro Futura concert at the Wiltern Theater - 07/29/2018.

If you get a chance to see them live, don't even think about it. You will not be disappointed. Martin Fry is one classy rock star!

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The hits earned their place in pop history. From Poison Arrow to The Look Of Love, from All Of My Heart, and Be Near Me, to When Smokey Sings, ABC were the band that redefined glamour and cool. Led by the charismatic Martin Fry, they enjoyed TransAtlantic success as The Lexicon of Love proved as artful as a Warhol silkscreen, and glossier than Marilyn’s lipstick. ABC’s The Lexicon of Love was a brilliantly distinctive debut album, fizzing with bright ideas, and unapologetically flamboyant.

Frontman Martin Fry harked back to a golden era of luxe, as though Cole Porter had been re-imagined among the narrow streets of Sheffield. Little wonder his sleek, opulent, and beautiful debut retains the affection of listeners four decades on. With good reason, it has stood the test of time. And so has Martin Fry, who will bring an evening of stripped-back music and conversation to UK theatres in celebration.

His intimate tour follows a sold-out tour of the UK, which included three sell out nights at London Palladium, and coincides with the publication of his autobiography. That’s the look, that’s the look… The Look of love.

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Due to exceptional demand, ABC have announced further dates to their UK tour including a show at York Barbican. The tour sees them perform the timeless debut album “The Lexicon of Love” album in its entirety.

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 the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime 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.

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