Bananarama reunite for new tour after 30 years


A once-in-a-lifetime cultural event that’s been exactly thirty years in the making, British pop powerhouse Bananarama touch down in 2018 for their first four dates in North America, as the original three-piece lineup – Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, and Siobhan Fahey. First up, the ladies take over Los Angeles on February 20 before gigs in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York. Check out the full itinerary below.

A special fan pre-sale goes live Wednesday October 11th while general on-sale begins Friday October 13th. As they will sell out fast, get tickets online.

This marks a very important first for the trio. Prodigal sister Fahey amicably split from the group back in 1988-thirty years to the date of this forthcoming tour. Even though Dallin and Woodward carried on as Bananarama, performed around the globe, and released six albums, they never properly toured in their initial incarnation with Fahey. That changes in 2018.

This reunion celebrates their enduring legacy as a three-piece and the seminal albums they recorded together such as Bananarama [1984], True Confessions [1986], and Wow! [1987]. Expect to hear show-stopping and stunning renditions of era-defining singles, including the Hot 100 #1 smash “Venus”, Top 5 hit “I Heard A Rumour”, “Cruel Summer”, “Robert De Niro’s Waiting”, and more.

The North American tour comes hot on the heels of their first UK tour as a three-piece this fall.

“America, you’ve been waiting for this one!” the trio comments about the North American dates. “It took a little while, but we’re finally coming to North America as a trio, and we’re so excited to give you an unforgettable show. Thanks for your patience. It’s going to be worth it!”

Cited in the Guinness Book of Records as “the most successful girl group of all-time” for achieving more hit singles than any female band in history, Bananarama forever changed the face of pop music worldwide. Blending pop, dance, and new wave with fresh fashion-forward fire and unbreakable confidence, they notched a total of thirty inescapable hit singles such as the immortal Hot 100 #1 “Venus,” “Cruel Summer,” and many more. To date, combined sales exceed 40 million and counting.

February 20, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
February 21, 2018 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
February 23, 2018 Toronto, Ontario Danforth Music Hall
February 24, 2018 New York, NY Playstation Theater

Author: Buddy Iahn

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