A mere 34 years since the release of one of the landmark albums of the 80s, ABC return to the scene of their most resounding triumph with the May 27th release of ‘The Lexicon Of Love II’ on the Virgin EMI label.
To follow its release ABC will be touring across the UK this October accompanied by the Southbank Sinfonia. ABC will be performing the iconic debut album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ in its entirety plus all the greatest hits and tracks from ‘The Lexicon Of Love II’ including BBC Radio 2 A listed single Viva Love.
Sonically doffing its cap to the original, ‘The Lexicon of Love II’ features 10 brand new songs from the pen of ABC kingpin Martin Fry abetted by various musical cohorts. It might take a less innocent, more experienced view on affairs of the heart than its million selling predecessor, but it still concludes that all you need is love. Martin Fry said:
“We performed a show at the Albert Hall a couple of years ago to mark the 30th anniversary of The Lexicon of Love. It struck me there and then that it was time to make a sequel. To explore those themes once again and to look at love through the eyes of a man in later life. Now the years have passed, my perspective on life and love has changed. I wanted to make an album that reflected that.”
Foremost among Fry’s collaborators on the new album is Academy Award winning musician and composer Anne Dudley, who arranged the strings on the original Lexicon and has been the long standing conductor on ABC’s critically acclaimed sold out orchestral shows. Anne has provided orchestral arrangements that give ‘The Lexicon Of Love II’ its signature sound, and has co written two of the key songs on the album: ‘The Love Inside The Love’ and ‘Brighter Than The Sun’.
Fri 21 Oct 16 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Sat 22 Oct 16 Newcastle City Hall
Mon 24 Oct 16 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tue 25 Oct 16 London Royal Festival Hall
Wed 26 Oct 16 Brighton Dome
Fri 28 Oct 16 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Sat 29 Oct 16 Sheffield City Hall
Sun 30 Oct 16 Bristol Colston Hall
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