Soft Cell have been announced for an outdoor concert at St Anne’s Park on Saturday June 3rd 2023, with special guests Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Heaven 17 on support.
That’s a fine ’80s synth pop bill in one go.
Tickets from €49.90 plus fees go on sale at 9am Friday 9th December at Ticketmaster.ie
Soft Cell (Marc Almond and Dave Ball) released four UK Top 20 albums between 1981-1984, spawning hits such as Memorabilia’, ‘Torch’, ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’; and of course their boundless, era-defining No.1 hit ‘Tainted Love’.
After performing to a sold-out crowd at The O2 in London in 2018, 2022 spawned a brand new Top 10 album ‘*Happiness Not Included’, featuring hit single Purple Zone (with Pet Shop Boys), as well as recent UK and North American tours celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) were formed by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys in the late 70s, and are known for their trademark electronic sound, achieving hits throughout the 80s including ‘Souvenir’, ‘Joan of Arc’, ‘If You Leave Me’, and the anti-war anthem ‘Enola Gay’.
Formed after a split from The Human League, were formed in 1980 in Sheffield, and achieved chart success with hits including ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’, ‘Play To Win’, and ‘Temptation’, cementing their status as one of the most forward-thinking bands of the decade.