Here And Now is the most successful high profile 80's live show, the brand was launched in 2001 by Tony Denton Promotions and has become a runaway success ever since. What makes Here And Now so unique is that all the artistes perform back to back and it's a hit only show. Many of the acts have reformed especially for the tour or its the first time in years they would have performed live!
The first nationwide tour took place in November 2001 and featured Paul Young, Kim Wilde (who came out of retirement for the show!), Curiosity Killed The Cat, Nick Heyward, Heaven 17, T'Pau and Go West. The tour played to over 60,000 people taking in 7 arenas.
A further 6 UK arena tours followed and then international tours of Australia, The Far East, Japan and across Europe. The show has a combination of over 30 artistes with an interchanging line up depending on the country.
In 2003 this unique touring brand saw its first ever stadium events with shows at Bolton Wanderers Reebok Stadium and Bournemouth Football Club.
2007 Here And Now staged 17 huge outdoor shows that sold out country wide,
and a further 11 in 2008 with Blickling Hall in Norfolk selling out its 10,000 capacity for the second year in a row, Here And Now gained a new record in Shrewsbury at The Quarry selling 9,000 capacity (previous record was will young at 7,600), also breaking records at Ascot Racecourse, with a record attendance of 33,115. Other venues followed including 10,000 capacity in Exeter Powderham Castle,
also selling out.
The next UK Arena tour took place in May 2008 with yet another line up that had the fans singing and dancing in the aisles - acts included first timers Rick Astley, Johnny Hates Jazz, Cutting Crew and Bananarama.
On 12th May the debut 'Here And Now' album was released on Universal Records, it was the highest new entry at No 6 in the compilation album chart - with tracks from artistes that have performed on Here And Now shows and many other classic 80's songs by giants such as Tears For fears, Adam And The Ants and Soft Cell (see album section for full track listing and details how to purchase).
Tony Denton first came up with the idea of Here And Now after promoting similar shows with 70's artistes under the banner "The Best Disco In Town", a format of 7 artistes all on the same bill. These acts included KC & The Sunshine Band, Chic, Rose Royce, Village People, Sister Sledge & Tavares. Tony, being the agent for most of the 80's artistes decided it would be a natural progression to have an 80's version of this show and Here and Now was born.
Now, 11 years later, Here And Now has become a household name and the artistes have appeared on numerous TV & radio shows including GMTV, This Morning, The Alan Titmarsh Show, Loose Women, Saturday Kitchen, BBC Breakfast TV, Radio Two's Jonathan Ross & Steve Wright Shows, Radio Five's Eaamon Holmes Show and all the radio breakfast shows amongst many many others.
In addition Here And Now has become a firm favourite for corporate events.
In 2009 15 summer shows have seen capacity crowds, in 2010 Here And Now returned to the world famous Ascot Racecourse on 7th August and made its debut at Alton Towers theme park on 23rd May along with further overseas shows.
2011 marked the 10th Anniversary of Here and Now and the 2011 UK Arena tour took place in June and July. The line up included, Boy George, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle,
Midge Ure, Pepsi & Shirlie and A Flock Of Seagulls.
Various shows are already confirmed for 2013, see tours for further information.
Buy your tickets now from:
TICKETMASTER 0844 847 1726 / www.ticketmaster.co.uk
SEE TICKETS 0871 2200 260 / www.seetickets.com
PICCADILLY TICKETLINE 0871 424 4444 / www.ticketline.co.uk
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