Wang Chung Announce Abducted By The '80's Tour and Double Album
The 2010 tour will begin at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA on June 11th and finish at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA on July 10th
"Abducted By The '80's," is comprised of a double CD package. CD One, also known as "Wang," consists of the band's biggest hits, including re-recorded versions of "Everybody Have Fun Tonight," "Dance Hall Days," "Let's Go" and an acoustic version of "To Live and Die in LA,"
CD Two, or "Chung," features brand new material. The lead track, "Rent Free" is an homage to the band's history of catchy pop tunes with "Stargazing" and "London Orbital" also connecting to that legacy.
During the interim of the post Wang Chung era, founders Nick Feldman and Jack Hues have certainly maintained busy schedules. In 1995, Nick co-wrote "I Am A Man," with Suggs, (lead singer of the group, Madness) for the film remake of the hit British television series, The Avengers. The song became a top UK hit. Feldman then went on to an A&R position at Warner UK and later, head of A&R for Sony Europe / Sony BMG, signing Bullet For My Valentine, amongst others.
Jack Hues worked on various soundtracks in the 1990's, including the William Friedkin film, The Guardian. He later teamed up with Tony Banks (Genesis) to form the one-off group, Strictly Inc. The band released a self-titled album in 1995. Following this, Hues formed the hybrid-jazz unit, The Quartet. They recorded two albums, Illuminated (2007) and Shattering (2008). Both CDs were released through producer, Chris Hughes' (Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel) label, Helium.
Interest in "Abducted By The '80s," arose as the result of Wang Chung's featured involvement in the "Regeneration Tour" with British pop act, ABC. Since then, Feldman and Hues have been honing material for the new CD.
Friday, June 11, 2010 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater