Thursday, August 2, 2018, 8 p.m.
or nearly three decades, fans of the British pop band The Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the most iconic bands of the eighties. Now Tom Bailey, with a new band, will be touring and performing most of the big Thompson Twins hits. Formed in 1977, the original Thompson Twins trimmed down their line-up in 1982 to a three piece of Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway as they adopted a more electronic synthesizer based sonic line-up. Tom Bailey was the singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and, along with lyricist Alannah Currie, composed and arranged the Thompson Twins music.
The Thompson Twins had huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Songs such as Hold Me Now, Doctor Doctor, You Take Me Up and Love On Your Side provided the soundtrack for so many people’s lives worldwide in the mid-eighties. The Thompson Twins also enjoyed big success on the US dance chart with Lies, In the Name of Love and Hold Me Now, all reaching No 1.
In 1985 The Thompson Twins played Hold Me Now at Live Aid in Philadelphia and also performed the Beatles Revolution with Madonna. In 1988 they had another No 1 dance chart hit in the US with In the Name of Love 88.
Tickets are $65 and $50 Regular, $60 and $45 Faculty/Staff, $55 and $40 Students
Discounted tickets for Faculty, Staff and Students are available by phone or in person at the Box Office.