Tuesday 27th May 2014 – HOLLY JOHNSON, former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman and songwriter, today announces his Dancing With No Fear solo tour: Unleashed from the Pleasuredome, appearing in the UK this October. The tour will take in the following seven dates:
Holly Johnson – ‘Dancing With No Fear’ – October 2014
Saturday 18th O2 Academy Bristol
Sunday 19th Birmingham Institute
Tuesday 21st O2 ABC Glasgow
Wednesday 22nd O2 Academy Newcastle
Friday 24th Liverpool EchoTwo
Saturday 25th Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 28th London IndigO2
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 30th May priced £28.50 & £35 in London and £24.50 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and will be available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Fans will be able to access a special presale link from 9am on Wednesday May 28th, which will also offer the opportunity to pre-order a signed copy of the limited edition CD of Holly’s forthcoming new album.
The October tour will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s 3x platinum debut album ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’ which reached number 1 in October 1984. The album release followed the group’s controversial debut single ‘Relax’, and follow-up ‘Two Tribes’, both of which hit the number 1 spot in the UK single charts in the same year.
After leaving Frankie Goes To Hollywood in 1987, Holly went on to release three solo albums, including his platinum selling number 1 debut solo album ‘Blast’ in 1989, ‘Dreams That Money Can’t Buy’ in 1991 and ‘Soulstream’ in 1999. His new solo album will be released on 15th September this year.
Whilst he has been performing at UK festivals in recent years, the newly announced dates will be his first full solo tour, speaking about the tour Holly says:
“Since 2011 I have been performing at one or two festivals each Summer here in the UK, I realised how enjoyable it is to sing the songs that I have written, and look forward to performing material from my new album.
This will be my first solo tour since the final Frankie Goes To Hollywood shows in 1987. I’m looking forward to singing some of those songs again, as well as songs from my solo albums ‘Blast’, ‘Dreams That Money Can’t Buy’ and ‘Soulstream’
I’m really excited to be able to play songs that written throughout my career which spans more years than I care to mention. Being able to tour as a solo artist in the 21st Century with a back catalogue and new material is a very privileged position to be in.”