Go West announce orchestral shows

Go West have announced a trio of special orchestral shows celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled album. 

The 2025 shows, which will take place at Manchester Bridgewater Hall on 2 May, Birmingham Symphony Hall on 4 May and The London Palladium on 8 May, will feature a live orchestra.

They will feature songs from the album Go West plus further hits and fan favourites accompanied by the Southbank Sinfonia.

Go West album cover from 1985

Stronger Than Ever

Having first met in 1974, Peter Cox and Richard Drummie formed Go West and released their eponymous debut album in April 1985. Their first single We Close Our Eyes reached No.5 in the UK charts and was a Top 10 hit in the USA.

We Close Our Eyes was followed by three further UK top 20 singles: Call Me, Goodbye Girl and Don’t Look Down.

The album Go West sold 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 80’s. In 1986 they won the BRIT Award for Best British Newcomer – the one BRIT which was decided by the listening public.

Following the success of their debut album, the band enjoyed numerous further chart singles worldwide, notably King Of Wishful Thinking, the opening song in the smash hit film Pretty Woman, whose 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. Faithful, the second single from their Indian Summer album received similar BMI Awards in 1992 and 1993.

Six albums and 20 million sales later, Go West are stronger than ever, entertaining audiences at huge festivals worldwide.

 Tour Dates 2025

2 May  Manchester Bridgewater Hall
4 May  Birmingham Symphony Hall
8 May  The London Palladium

Go West will be joined by fellow 80s luminaries Johnny Hates Jazz.

Tickets on sale from 10am on Friday 7 June.

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