Iconic ’80s hitmaker Tom Bailey performs at Brighton’s Concorde 2

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Tom Bailey, from ’80s act the Thompson Twins, plays Brighton’s Concorde 2 on Sunday, June 19 (7pm).

Spokeswoman Maria Philippou said: “For nearly three decades, fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the most iconic bands of the ’80s. Now The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, with a new band, will be touring and performing Thompson Twins hits in 2016.

“Following a successful first festival performance in the UK in August 2014 in front of 40,000 people, Tom Bailey went straight into a highly-successful 17-date tour of the USA headlining with Howard Jones, Midge Ure and China Crisis. The US tour included Tom making a special guest appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and playing to a 4,000 strong audience at LA’s Greek Theatre.

“The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey features Tom Bailey on vocals, keyboards, guitar, harmonica and percussion.

“His all-female band features Angie Pollock (Peter Gabriel) on vocals and keyboards, Amanda Kramer (The Psychedelic Furs) on vocals and keyboards and Paulina Szczepaniak on electronic drums.

“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-80s. In 1985 The Thompson Twins played ‘Hold Me Now’ at Live Aid in Philadelphia and also performed the Beatles’ Revolution with Madonna on backing vocals and Nile Rodgers on guitar.”

Tickets for the show cost £24. Call the Concorde 2 on 01273 673311.

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