Washington State Fair welcomes the Lost ’80s Live Tour on Sept. 3

Tickets go on sale this week

  • Monday, April 23, 2018 11:30am
  • Life

The Washington State Fair will take you back in time, when the Lost ’80s Live Tour comes to Puyallup on Monday, Sept. 3, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series.

The show will feature A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington and Mann original voices of When in Rome UK, Naked Eyes & Animotion.

A Flock of Seagulls – a Grammy Award-winning band – was founded by hairdressers Mike Score and Frank Maudsley, Score’s brother Ali, and Paul Reynolds was a late product of the Liverpool music scene that produced such hard-hitting pop acts as Mikes Score Live, Echo and the Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes.

Wang Chung’s story begins in the late 1970s, when the creative core of Jack Hues and Nick Feldman first met in London. Prompted by the freedom of the punk music movement in England, they played together in several avant-garde bands before becoming Wang Chung in 1983. “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” and the top 10 smash “Let’s Go!” was instantly accessible, universally appealing and one of the most memorable songs of the decade.

Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann of When In Rome UK are the original vocalists of “When In Rome” that appeared on the debut record in 1987, signed to Virgin Records which includes the smash hit “The Promise.” Clive Farrington is also the original vocalist appearing in the music video “The Promise.” With more than 1.8 million records sold, and 25 + years later, When In Rome’s “The Promise” is still known worldwide as a certified hit.

Naked Eyes had huge hits, such as “Always Something There To Remind Me,” which immediately exploded into the top 10, followed by the self-penned “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.

In his book “Totally Awesome ’80s” (St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1996), Matthew Rettenmund listed Animotion’s “Obsession” as No. 3 in his list of Quintessentially 1980s Songs. Astrid Plane and Charles Octavo put together the band which released the smash hit, “Obsession,” that hit the top 10 charts. They toured and made several TV appearances throughout the 1980s. The band’s video made it to No. 1 on Cashbox Magazine’s Video Charts.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25. Visit thefair.com and join the free E-Club for access to the best seats and ticket offers.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28. Prices are listed in the chart below and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available online or by phone at 888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the fair’s box office, 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on most Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $3 per ticket service fee.

Visit thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or register online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities before concert tickets go on sale to the public.

The concerts to date are:

Date, performance, time, prices (including fair gate admission)

Aug. 31 – Chicago (rock) 7:30 p.m. $70, $60, $40

Sept. 1 – Khalid (hip hop) 7:30 p.m. $80, $70, $45

Sept. 2 – Florida Georgia Line (country) 7:30 p.m., $160, $145, $95

Sept. 3 – Lost ’80s Live (pop) 4:30 p.m., $45, 40

Sept. 6 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, evening performance, 6:30 p.m., $30, $20, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 7 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Scotty McCreery (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee performance, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Jamey Johnson (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 9 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 10 – Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (classic rock) 7:30 p.m., $50, $40, $30

Sept. 13 – Culture Club with the Thompson Twins (p0p, ’80s), 7:30 p.m., $65, $55, $45

Sept. 14 – An Evening with Terry Fator (comedy) 7:30 p.m. $55, $40, $30

Sept. 15 – Toby Keith (country) 7:30 p.m., $95, $80, $70

Sept. 17 – Lauren Daigle with Zach Williams (christian) 7:30 p.m., $45, $35, $30

Sept. 19 – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick (rock) 7:30 p.m. $60, $50, $40

Sept. 20 – Brett Eldredge with Runaway June and Devin Dawson (country) 7:30 p.m., $75, $65, $45

Sept. 21 – Macklemore (hip hop) 7:30 p.m., $110, $100, $85

Sept. 22 – Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $65, $60, $45

Sept. 23 – Rascal Flatts (country) 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $60

For more information about the Aug. 31- Sept. 23 fair (closed Tuesdays and Sept. 5), visit thefair.com.

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