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ABC

Oval Hall
Tickets from £39.20 (inc. booking fee)

Performing 'The Lexicon of Love' in its entirety
With the Southbank Sinfonia
Conducted by Anne Dudley

“Lavish, intricate, spirited and funky” ***** - The Daily Telegraph.
"His baritone as suave as his three piece suit…. He [Martin Fry] still has a mean falsetto, still finishes each line with that debonair flourish" **** - The Times.
“The glossy pop funk still sounds not just remarkably fresh, but remarkably consistent” **** - The Guardian.

Back by popular demand, Sheffield's own ABC will be touring across the UK in 2019 performing the iconic debut album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ in its entirety plus all their greatest hits, including a hometown show at Sheffield City Hall. Once again ABC will be joined by the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley who will conduct the evening.

‘The Lexicon Of Love’ was first released in 1982 and went straight to number one. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, the album spawned timeless tracks such ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, and ‘All Of My Heart’. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time.

On the new tour Martin Fry said: “For me the excitement is building. This truly is my favourite show to perform. There’s a magical combination at play in the spark between the band, the orchestra and of course Anne Dudley conducting. It all adds to a very special evening!”

Martin Fry’s combination of sly northern wit and subversive intelligence, pop flamboyance and rock swagger, gold lame and lyrics that deal with treachery make this album still as contemporary as it was in the beginning.


Tickets for ABC: The Lexicon of Love (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.

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