Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins is coming to Melbourne next week

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Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins is coming to Melbourne next week

Thompson Twins

Performing the all-time classic hits that defined a generation, Tom Bailey is appearing at Northcote Theatre next week.

Performing some of the greatest songs from the Thompson Twins, including a performance of all the tracks from their global hit album Into The Gap, Tom Bailey is coming to Melbourne for a show at Northcote Theatre on Thursday October 27. 

What you need to know

  • Original member of the 80s hit pop group Thompson Twins is returning to Australia this month
  • Known for their synth pop sounds, they are considered one of the most influential UK bands from the 80s
  • It all goes down on Thursday, October 27 at Northcote Theatre

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

“I’ve been trying to get back to Australia for a couple of years now for this tour so it’s a great thrill to finally have new dates locked in for October,” says Tom Bailey. 

“The last time the Thompson Twins headlined a tour in Australia was 1986 so I am looking forward to getting back and performing all the great songs from Into The Gap.”

Thompson Twins were synonymous with the second wave of British invasion that characterised the 1980s. Their biggest album was Into The Gap. Released in 1984, it was their fourth album and the most successful. 

It reached number one in the UK, Top Ten on the US Billboard charts and was a Top 5 album on the Australian album charts. Their global success of Into The Gap led to 7 top 40 hits in the US and 10 in the UK with another 4 top 40 hits in the US Dance Chart.

Into The Gap was followed by hit singles ‘Lay Your Hands On Me’ and ‘King For A Day’ and an appearance on Live Aid where they performed alongside Nile Rogers, who was working with the Thompson Twins on a new album at the time and a young rising superstar called Madonna.

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