Go West & Nik Kershaw
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Co-Headline Australian Tour
UK 80s Music Hit Makers team up
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It’s an 80s double header when chart toppers GO WEST and NIK KERSHAW come together for a national co-headline Australian tour in March 2024.
Fans can expect to hear some of the best songs of the 80s and early 90s including ‘We Close Our Eyes’, ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’, ‘Call Me’ and many more from Go West, whilst Nik Kershaw fans will relive songs such as ‘Wouldn’t it Be Good’, ‘The Riddle’, ‘Wide Boy’ and more. Both acts bring some surprising songs and covers to their sets too that promise an evening of music hits from across the decades.
“The last time we were in Australia was just before the pandemic, so this tour is long overdue. We always enjoy playing across Australia and it will be extra special this year as we tour alongside our mate, Nik Kershaw. We look forward to seeing you all in March 2024!” - Go West.
GO WEST are Peter Cox and Richard Drummie. The two have been friends since they were boys and formed Go West in the early 80s. Their debut single ‘We Close Our Eyes’ reached #5 on the UK singles chart in the spring of 1985. Their self-titled debut album sold over 2 million copies worldwide and remained on the UK chart for 83 weeks, establishing them as one of the finest song-writing partnerships to emerge in the 80s.
Six albums and 20 million sales later, Go West are stronger than ever. They have enjoyed numerous chart singles worldwide, notably ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’, the opening song in the extremely successful film ‘Pretty Woman’. The film’s soundtrack has sold over 10 million copies. ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’ received ASCAP Awards in 1991 and 1992 as one of the most played songs on American radio. It is still a radio staple on playlists across the world.
NIK KERSHAW exploded onto the UK pop scene in 1984 as a solo artist. A string of global hit singles – including ‘Wouldn’t it Be Good’, ‘The Riddle’ and his biggest hit, ‘I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ – helped to propel him to 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart through 1984 and 1985 – beating every other solo artist, together with performing at Live Aid. Elton John has described Nik as “the best songwriter of a generation.”
After stepping out of the limelight to concentrate on writing and producing, Nik wrote Chesney Hawkes’s ‘The One and Only’ and has collaborated with Elton John (including writing and producing one of the songs on the Duets album), Sia, Gary Barlow and Bonnie Tyler, whilst continuing to release his own well-reviewed studio albums, featuring his distinctive voice and highly personal lyrics. He also regularly plays festivals and performs live to his loyal and fervent fanbase.”
“Looking forward to getting back to Australia after so many years. We always have such a good time playing across the country. See you all in March next year!” – Nik Kershaw.
Don’t miss this mammoth co-headline tour that promises to deliver an evening of big hits and thrilling memories from two of the very best music acts from the 1980s.