From: State Theatre New Jersey:
State Theatre New Jersey presents Lost 80’s Live on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8pm. The Lost 80’s line-up features some of the most iconic bands from the 1980s including A Flock of Seagulls; Wang Chung; Bow Wow Wow; Farrington and Mann, Original Vocalists of When in Rome UK; Naked Eyes; and Animotion. Tickets range from $48-$98.
Lost 80’s Live is the longest running retro tour where nostalgic fans can see their favorites 80’s bands performing live on one stage for one epic night. The experience is timeless and has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. Lost 80’s Live was created 14 years ago by Rob Juarez of The Boss Booking Agency (TBBA) and is co-produced by TBBA, Jim Hanzalik of World One Presents, and Jeff Epstein and Jeff Allen of Universal Attractions Agency (UAA).
About the Artists
Flock of Seagulls are best known for their hit “I Ran” and the music video that accompanies it. Other top Flock of Seagulls hits include “The More You Live, The More You Love,” “Space Age Love Song,” and “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You).”
Wang Chung made a name for themselves in Britain with their song “Dance Hall Days,” which peaked at number 16 on America’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, but it was the song “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” that made them a household name. Wang Chung’s other hits include “Let’s Go!” and “Don’t Let Go.” Wang Chung also provided the score to the 1985 cult film To Live and Die in L.A.
Bow Wow Wow and its lead singer Annabella Lwin rocked the airwaves in the 80’s with hits such as “I Want Candy,” “Do U Wanna Hold Me?,” “Go Wild in the Country,” and “C30, C60, C90, Go!”
Farrington and Mann. Original Vocalists of When in Rome UK have sold over 1.8 million records. Farrington and Mann’s hit song “The Promise” was number #1 on the dance chart for seven weeks. The band’s other hits include “Heaven Knows,” “Wide, Wide Sea,” and “Childs Play” that also reached the top 100. Farrington and Mann were introduced to a whole new set of fans when “The Promise” was featured in the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite.
Exploding on the scene with the top 10 hit “Always Something There to Remind Me,” the band Naked Eyes remained a constant presence on MTV and on the U.S airwaves. Other hits for Naked Eyes include “Promises Promises” and “When The Lights Go Out.”
Animotion with lead singers Bill Wadhams and Astrid Plane came onto the music scene when their album Living on Lust was voted one of the top 10 albums of 1982. The band followed up that success with their smash hit “Obssession,” which continues to play on radios stations across the country 30 years after its initial release.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.