I grew up in the 80’s and I absolutely loved it! The whole experience was so great. My kids have grown up very familiar with the music and movies because we’ve made a point of sharing the awesomeness with them over the years. And with a resurgence in 80s culture appearing in movies and TV, it’s fun to re-live that time period with them in entertainment. But how cool would it be to be able to go back in time and get to experience some of your favorite 80s bands with your own kids in person? Yeah, I know time travel isn’t really a thing, but over the last few years, more and more bands have started touring again and the concerts I have experienced have been so much fun to experience live.
I’m super excited because September 20th, Lost 80’s Live is coming to the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Now I can take my family to see some of my very favorites, live onstage!
Check out these artists that will be performing live:
A Flock of Seagulls — “I Ran (So Far Away),”(recently featured in La La Land) “Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You), “Space Age Love Song”
Wang Chung — “Everybody Have Fun Tonight,” “Let’s Go!,” “Dance Hall Days”
Bow Wow Wow — “I Want Candy,” “Do You Wanna Hold Me”
Farrington and Mann, original vocalists of When in Rome UK — “The Promise,” “Heaven Knows”
Naked Eyes — “Always Something There to Remind Me,” “Promises, Promises,” “When the Lights Go Out”
Animotion — “Obsession,” “Room to Move,” “Let Him Go”
I am so excited to take my family to see this show! I know you are, too! Want to join me? You can purchase your own tickets by visiting State Theatre New Jersey’s website.
State Theatre New Jersey presents
Lost 80’s Live
A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Bow Wow Wow, Farrington and Mann, Original Vocalists of “When in Rome UK,” Naked Eyes, and Animotion
Saturday, September 20, 2018 at 8pm / $48-$98
State Theatre New Jersey presents Lost 80’s Live on Saturday, September 20, 2018 at 8pm. This spectacular concert features A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Bow Wow Wow, Farrington and Mann, Original Vocalists of “When in Rome UK,” Naked Eyes, and Animotion. Tickets range from $48-$98.
Lost 80’s Live is the longest running retro tour where nostalgic fans can see a number of 80’s favorites performing live on one stage, on one epic night. The experience is timeless and has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. Fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the 80’s.” Get ready for a totally awesome flashback concert featuring all your beloved 80’s acts. The tour features performances by a revolving line-up of iconic 80’s artists so check your date for your exclusive concert going experience.
Lost 80’s Live was created 14 years ago by Rob Juarez of The Boss Booking Agency (TBBA) and is co-produced by TBBA, Jim Hanzalik of World One Presents, and Jeff Epstein and Jeff Allen of Universal Attractions Agency (UAA). UAA brought us the international phenomenon and over 1 million ticket seller I Love the 90’s Tour featuring Salt -N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, and more.
Naked Eyes are known for their hits such as “Always Something There to Remind Me,” which immediately exploded into the Top 10 followed by other hits like “Promises Promises” and “When The Lights Go Out.” The back to back to back hits resulted in massive U.S. Radio airplay and an almost constant presence on MTV.
Flock of Seagulls are best known for their hit “I Ran” and the music video that accompanies it. Other hits of theirs are “The More You Live, The More You Love,” “Space Age Love Song,” and “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You).”
Wang Chung was made famous in Britain by their song “Dance Hall Days,” which peaked at number 16 on America’s Billboard Hot 100 chart along with their other song “Don’t Let Go.” Wang Chung also provided the score to the 1985 film To Live and Die in L.A. They are known for other popular songs such as “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” and “Let’s Go!”
Bow Wow Wow is known for their success with massive hits such as “I Want Candy,” “Do U Wanna Hold Me?”, “Go Wild in the Country,” and “C30, C60, C90, Go!”.
Farrington and Mann have sold over 1.8 million records and 25 + years later their hit “The Promise” is known Worldwide as a Certified Hit. “The Promise” was number #1 on the dance chart for seven weeks, along with their other hits such as “Heaven Knows,” “Wide, Wide Sea,” and “Childs Play” that also reached the top 100.
Animotion’s album Living on Lust was voted one of the top 10 albums of the year 1982. Their biggest hit is “Obsession,” which still gets played on the radio today.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
About State Theatre New Jersey
The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through arts education. State Theatre New Jersey’s programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.
STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY
Creating Extraordinary Experiences Through the Power of Live Performance
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Guest Services – 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Online – STNJ.org
Sounds like it’s going to be a fabulous show. I loved Flock of Seagulls and Wang Chung so it will just be 80’s hit after hit. Have a great time.