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Bananarama Head Back To Australia In February 2019

Friday 2 November 2018

Bananarama Head Back To Australia In February 2019

English pop duo Bananarama are returning to Aussie shores for a series of dates in February next year. Performing first at Perth's Crown Theatre, they will make their way to Adelaide's Thebarton Theatre and Melbourne's The Forum before stopping by the Canberra Theatre Centre. The tour continues to Sydney's Enmore Theatre, going to Brisbane's Eatons Hill Hotel and ending at the Gold Coast's The Star.

With a bunch of hits under their belt including 'Shy Boy', 'Cruel Summer', 'Robert De Niro's Waiting' and the eternally iconic 'Venus', it's easy to say they're one of the most successful female bands ever, with the most charting singles in the world.

Childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward came up through the London punk scene, starting out as backing vocalists before teaming up with Siobhan Fahey and starting to write songs and perform with their friends' bands.

"Growing up, Sara and I sang in school musicals together. And when we formed Bananarama I never thought we'd make a career out of it." - Keren Woodward

'Cruel Summer', featured in The Karate Kid (1984), introduced Bananarama into the international music scene. The band's 1987 album 'Wow' debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart, and spawned the smash hits 'I Heard A Rumor', 'Love In The First Degree', 'I Can't Help It' and 'Venus', cementing them as instant legends.

"'Venus' was such a massive hit for us. Everyone we talk to has a fond memory of those times. We had no idea we were creating this strong foundation in America." - Sara Dallin

Now, nearly a decade after the release of their last album 'Viva' and three years since their last performance on our shores, the iconic duo are set for their glorious return. Currently working on their 11th studio album, they've also been busy performing in sold-out venues across the UK and Europe, including a one-off run of UK reunion shows with former bandmate Siobhan Fahey.

"[An] all-killer-no-filler pop carnival, a masterclass in how to effectively present a heritage act." - The Guardian

"[Bananarama] lit up the Warfield. They were choreographed, in sync, beaming, and wearing just the right amount of sparkle. Their hallmark vocals were flawless, as though no time had passed." - The Bay Bridged

Sweetening the deal are special guests Tiffany and Amber. Tiffany's tracks 'I Think We're Alone Now' and 'Could've Been' catapulted her to pop stardom. Now based in Nashville, she continues to write and release music, including her most recent album 'A Million Miles'. With her debut album, she became the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts. German diva Amber, on the other hand, popularised the hits 'This Is Your Night', and 'Sexual (Li Da Di)'. Who could forget, though, her part in super group Starz On 54 and their hit 'If You Could Read My Mind'?

Bananarama are sure to set the stages on fire, so book your tickets and witness them do it, live!