Onward Promotions To Present Lost 80's Live Concert In Visalia CA With A Flock Of Seagulls And More

Onward Promotions will present a Lost 80's Live concert In Visalia, CA on August 11 @ Visalia Fox with A Flock Of Seagulls, The Motels, When In Rome UK, Gene Loves Jezebel, Bourgeois Tagg, & The Escape Club.
Lost 80's Live Visalia
Lost 80's Live Visalia
April 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Onward Promotions will present a Lost 80's Live concert In Visalia, CA on Saturday, August 11th at the Visalia Fox Theatre with A Flock Of Seagulls, The Motels, When In Rome UK, Gene Loves Jezebel, Bourgeois Tagg, & The Escape Club.  Tickets are available from ticketfly.com or the Visalia Fox Theatre box office and include opportunities for VIP packaging that include a meet-n-greet with members of the bands.

The Lost 80's Live concert series, now in it's 7th year, features some of the most recognizable acts from that decade and is a unique opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage. The tour 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.

Melinda Cain of Onward Promotions said, "We are very excited to be able to present a Lost 80's Live show with this fantastic lineup. These are the bands we grew up watching on MTV back when they played music videos in the 80's. With the current resurgence of everything 80's, we believe this concert will be a hit with the fans that come out to see these bands performing their hits."

A Flock of Seagulls are an English New Wave band originally formed by brothers Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and Alister "Ali" James Score (drums), with Frank Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).  The group had a string of international hit singles including "I Ran (So Far Away)", "Space Age Love Song," "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" and "The More You Live, the More You Love", and became notable in the 1980s for their MTV video for the song "I Ran (So Far Away)".  The band earned a Grammy award in 1983 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "D.N.A.", an instrumental song from their debut effort., A Flock of Seagulls (album).  Mike Score continues to tour with other musicians as A Flock Of Seagulls.

The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached number 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, continues to appear under The Motels with various line-ups.

Original When In Rome vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann appeared on When in Rome's debut record in 1987 that includes the smash hit “The Promise”. Clive and Andrew are also the original vocalists appearing in the music video “The Promise”.  The song was featured at the end of the popular movie, Napolean Dynamite.   They have joined together with percussionist Rob Juarez and guitarist Danny Phillips to form When In Rome UK.  

Michael Aston, born August 22, 1964, is the founder and current leader of Gene Loves Jezebel.  Michael owns the exclusive rights to Gene Loves Jezebel in the US and continues to perform and release new material as Gene Loves Jezebel throughout the world. The exception being the UK where Michael will perform and release material as Michael Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel.  The band is known for popular songs such as "Love In Motion", "Heartache", "Desire (come and get it)", and "Gorgeous".

In the late 1970s, Brent Bourgeois and Larry Tagg played played in a Sacramento band named Uncle Rainbow, which included members from Texas and other parts of the South.  In 1984, they moved to Sacramento and formed Bourgeois Tagg with guitarist Lyle Workman, drummer Michael Urbano, and keyboardist Scott Moon.  Bourgeois played keyboards, Tagg played bass, and both shared lead vocal duties.  In 1988, the band released the Todd Rundgren produced multimillion selling album YoYo that contained the Billboard Top 40 US hit, "I Don't Mind At All', which was also a worldwide Top Five hit on the Adult Contemporary chart.  The song's success was fueled by an innovative video that received heavy airplay on MTV and other music video outlets.  Brent and Larry occasionally reunite and perform with other musicians as Bourgeois Tagg.

In 1987, The Escape Club moved to Atlantic Records for their album, Wild Wild West. The album was released in the summer of 1988. The first single, "Wild, Wild West" climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the song's distinctive video received a lot of MTV airplay.

The Visalia Fox Theatre tells a lot about Visalians and their commitment to beauty and history. Fox built hundreds of theaters across the nation to promote their films. Six of them were in California, and the Visalia theatre opened in 1930 in the early days of “talking pictures.” As the film industry evolved, the trend changed to smaller viewing units and multi-plex cinemas. In 1976, the Visalia Fox was divided into three theaters but closed completely 20 years later. Friends of the Fox, a non-profit grass roots organization, immediately set to work to “save the Fox.” It was reopened three years later, wearing the designation of The League of Historic American Theatres and restored to its original grand design. Home to the Tulare County Symphony, the Fox hosts concerts, plays, recitals, weddings, meetings and receptions.



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