The Empire Theatre in Blackburn will host a nostalgic night for fans of 80s music, featuring two of the UK’s most iconic bands from the era.
From Gold to Rio, celebrates the music of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran and comes to the Blackburn Empire next month, on Friday 1st November.
With over 20 top 10 hits, the show will feature 2 hours of non-stop, classics including Gold, Rio, True, Save A Prayer and Girls on Film performed by a full live 8-piece band.
Steve Burch, manager of the Empire Theatre said: “From Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era, which ruled the charts for over a decade.
“For the very first time the music from two of the UK’s most iconic bands will be celebrated in one power packed show and we can’t wait to host it for the Empire Theatre fans.
“So, if you’re a Duranie, a Spandy, a Wild Boy or a Soul Boy, then this is something you don’t want to miss.”
The live band has more than 30 years’ professional experience, featuring Lee James who is widely recognised as the most authentic performer to Tony Hadley, playing across the UK and Europe for over 10 years. Lee has performed with Tony on various occasions, including BBC’s The One Show and is endorsed by Gary Kemp and Tony himself.
Lee James said: “I’ve been fronting my own tribute to Spandau Ballet for almost 14 years. Over the years, I’ve asked the audience who they liked best, Spandau or Duran? On many occasions it’s been pretty much 50/50 but the biggest response was always when I asked if they liked both bands.
“A few years ago, I met my business partner Andy Fox and I was looking for a drummer for my Spandau Ballet show and mentioned the idea to form a Spandau and Duran Duran tribute. We got our heads together and after a lot of hard work, we formed From Gold to Rio.”
Blackburn Empire Theatre presents ‘The Greatest Hits of Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran’ on Friday 1st November at 7:30pm. Tickets are £18.50.
Available online here from the Booking Office in person or by phone (Monday to Saturday 10am to 12:30pm) at 01254 685 500.