New Wave Icon THOMPSON TWINS’ TOM BAILEY to Return to North America for First Time in Six Years as Co-Headliner of Totally Tubular Festival This Summer

(New York, NY) – As previously announced, new wave icon Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will return to North America for the first time in six years as co-headliner of the Totally Tubular Festival this summer. An 80s alternative music lovers’ dream, the package tour also features co-headliner Thomas Dolby, along with Modern English, Men Without Hats, The Romantics, Bow Wow Wow, Tommy Tutone and The Plimsouls.

The North American tour dates will also include shows with just the “two Toms” – Tom Bailey and Thomas Dolby only. Please see below for the current itinerary; more dates will be added.

Of his return to North America, Tom Bailey commented, “It’s been way too long since we toured North America, so I’m especially looking forward to seeing everyone and playing alongside the amazing Totally Tubular line-up. See you soon!” Prior to the North American tour, Tom Bailey will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Thompson Twins’ multi-platinum album, INTO THE GAP, with a tour of the UK in May.

Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey released his first-ever solo album, SCIENCE FICTION, in 2018 to critical acclaim. Louder Than War declared it, “Simultaneously captivating and compelling the brilliance is evident”, while Associated Press referred to it as, “a sprightly musical collection…an enjoyable album full of catchy melodies Bailey’s vocals are expressive as ever” That same year he wowed North American audiences with his dynamic live show on a massive summer trek alongside Culture Club and The B-52’s. 
The Thompson Twins had huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic, with songs such as “Hold Me Now”, “Doctor Doctor”, “You Take Me Up” and “Love On Your Side”, providing the soundtrack for so many people’s lives in the mid-eighties.

The band also enjoyed big success on the US dance chart with “Lies”, “In the Name of Love”, “Hold Me Now” and “In the Name of Love ‘88”, all reaching #1. In 1985 the band played Live Aid at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia where they were introduced by Madonna to a crowd of over 100,000 and an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion across 150 nations. They were later joined on stage during their performance by Madonna and Nile Rodgers.
Formed in 1977, the original Thompson Twins trimmed down their line-up in 1982 to a three piece of Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway as they adopted a more electronic synthesizer-based sound. Tom Bailey was the singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and, along with lyricist Alannah Currie, composed and arranged the Thompson Twins music.

The last Thompson Twins show was in Texas in August 1987. Since then Bailey has worked in many different areas of music, from the experimental electronic Babble and Kolab to the Indo-fusion of the Holiwater Band, the visual astronomy project BSP and the sound-system dub of International Observer.

Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey tour dates:

28       Santa Barbara, CA    Santa Barbara Bowl*
29       Inglewood, CA           YouTube Theater**
30       Oakland, CA              Fox Theater*

 3        Phoenix, AZ               Arizona Financial Theatre*
 6        Greenwood, CO         Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater**
 9        Irving, TX                   The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory*
10       Houston, TX               713 Music Hall*
13       Raleigh, NC               Red Hat Amphitheater*
16       Bridgeport, CT           Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater*
17       Boston, MA                MGM Music Hall At Fenway*
18       New York, NY            The Rooftop At Pier 17*
19       Atlantic City, NJ         Hard Rock Live At Etess Arena*
20       Bushkill, PA                Poconos Park**
23       Laval, QC                   Place Bell*
24       Toronto, ON               The Theatre At Great Canadian Casino Resort*
26       Rochester Hills, MI    Meadow Brook Amphitheatre*
27       Cincinnati, OH           Riverbend Music Center*

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