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Past Event

ABC: The Lexicon of Love

Mon 5 Feb 2024
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The classic album is performed in full alongside ABC's other greatest hits

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 LoveTears 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 lamé 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 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.

Worldwide hits and seven 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

'Lavish, intricate, spirited and funky' – ***** The Daily Telegraph 

'The Glossy pop funk still sounds not just remarkably fresh, but remarkably consistent' – **** The Guardian 


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