Flamboyant and charismatic, Martin Fry enjoyed worldwide success as the lead singer of 80s New Romantics ABC.
Now he’s hitting the road this autumn, for his most intimate nationwide tour yet and will appear at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on 1st November 2024. Tickets on sale from 10am Thursday 25th January.
Performing the hit songs of his career from Poison Arrow to The Look Of Love, and from Be Near Me, to When Smokey Sings, Martin will also share his personal stories of more than four decades in the music industry.
Formed in Sheffield in 1980, ABC redefined glamour and cool with their distinctive debut album The Lexicon of Love, which fizzed with bright ideas, and achieved TransAtlantic success.
Martin harked back to a golden era of luxe, as though Cole Porter had been re-imagined among the narrow streets of Sheffield.
Little wonder his sleek, opulent, and beautiful debut album retains the affection of listeners four decades on. With good reason, it has stood the test of time.
ABC – An Intimate Evening With Martin Fry follows a sold-out tour of the UK, which included three sell-out nights at London Palladium, and coincides with the publication of his autobiography – That’s the look, that’s the look… The Look of Love.
Martin says: “I have been very lucky in my career to have played venues around the world from massive arenas in the States to Sheffield Town Hall in my hometown, where we marked 40 years of The Lexicon of Love. However, this tour really is something a bit different; an opportunity for stripped-back music and conversation with my fans. It will be really special, I can’t wait.”