ABC are to perform their classic 1982 debut album The Lexicon Of Love in full on tour in November.

The tour will see Martin Fry’s band backed by The Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra conducted by Anne Dudley, who arranged the strings on the original album. ABC first performed The Lexicon Of Love in full at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2009, and again during a short tour last year.

Martin Fry told Classic Pop he is working on a new ABC album, their first since 2008’s Traffic. He said: “The songs are sounding very grandiose and orchestral.” Fry is the guest reviewer of the singles column in the next issue of Classic Pop, on sale next month.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday from or 08448 110051.


Dates are:
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (November 4)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (5)
Sheffield City Hall (6)
London Theatre Royal Drury Lane (8)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (9)