ABC to play The Lexicon of Love at 30th anniversary London gig
Story by Jack Foley
TO CELEBRATE 30 years since the release of debut album The Lexicon of Love ABC will perform the album in its entirety at London Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
The show will be accompanied by Southbank Sinfonia and conducted by critically-acclaimed musician and composer, Anne Dudley.
The show also follows the resounding success and critical acclaim of ABC’s performance of the album at The Royal Albert Hall in 2009.
ABC are widely credited with kick-starting the ’80s with their own brand of pop for the ‘new decade’. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude they released their first single, Tears Are Not Enough, in the autumn of 1981. More hits followed in rapid succession, including Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love and All Of My Heart. Upon its release in May 1982 their debut album The Lexicon of Love crashed straight into the album charts at No.1.
The Theatre Royal show will see ABC perform all their greatest hits before performing The Lexicon of Love in its entirety.
Tickets for the show are £65, £45 and £35 and they go on sale on Friday, September 7 at 10am.