Ahead of their Sky Arts concert airing this Friday and to celebrate 15 years performing their debut album The Lexicon Of Love album in its entirety, ABC have announced a full UK orchestral tour for February 2024 including a date at London Palladium.

The Lexicon Of Love went straight to No.1 upon its release in 1982, spawning such singles as Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, Tears Are Not Enough and All Of My Heart. 

The Lexicon Of Love Orchestra tour first came to fruition in 2009 from a one off show At The Royal Albert Hall with frontman Martin Fry once again donning his iconic gold lame suit. It sees Martin joined by Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley as conductor. 

In June 2022 ABC toured The Lexicon Of Love with the full symphonic Orchestra to celebrate 40 years since its original release. The magic was captured at their hometown gig in Sheffield for the release ‘The Lexicon of Love Live’ which is available now in the following formats on Live Here Now Records:  2 x CD / 3 x sparkly purple Vinyl and as a collector’s edition book and 3 CD.

Further 40th anniversary celebrations continue with a very special reissue to be released on 4 August. The 4LP and Blu-ray box is available to pre-order now from here

The 4LP/Blu-ray celebratory edition, overseen by Martin Fry, contains the half-speed Abbey Road remaster by Miles Showell and a further three records putting material on vinyl for the first time including the album performed live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1982 and a premiere commercial release of the ‘Special Remix’ of The Look Of Love.

ABC Lexicon of Love tour dates – Februari 2024

  • Monday 05 – Brighton Dome
  • Tuesday 06 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
  • Thursday 08 – Sheffield City Hall
  • Friday 09 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
  • Saturday 10 – Gateshead Sage
  • Monday 12 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • Tuesday 13 – Bath Forum
  • Thursday 15 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Friday 16 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
  • Saturday 17 – London Palladium

More info here.