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China Crisis celebrate Classic Crisis

Posted: 24th August 2021
40th anniversary greatest hits shows announced
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Initially a trio, Liverpool's celebrated pop outfit China Crisis initially drew some love during the early '80s from another hometown icon, Radio 1's late night DJ John Peel who fell for the charms of debut single African and White.

A deal with Virgin soon followed and after a few false starts, China Crisis chalked up their first proper hit with the blissed-out ballad Christian. With core duo Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon at the helm, the band have been active for four decades, notching up several hit singles and albums that remain revered to this day including Top 10 smash Wishful Thinking. They even impressed the late Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker into joining them for the album Flaunt the Imperfection.

So what better way to celebrate forty years of music than to present the songs in a new light? In 2022, Lundon, Daly and a crack team of musicians and arrangers will bring you Classic Crisis, a show of their favourite songs given an orchestrated twist in theatre venues across the country.

The tour is set to start at Liverpool's Philharmonic on 6th February, before continuing around the UK throughout the spring. Selected tickets are on sale now. There is likely to be an album release to tie in with the tour sometime in 2022.

China Crisis will also be performing in a more traditional band line-up at various venues throughout the rest of this year - selected dates are available now.

Paul Pledger
The Flowerpot
Derby
The Horn Reborn
St. Albans
The Rec Rooms
Horsham
Old School House
Barnsley
Floral Pavilion Theatre - New Brighton
Birkenhead
The Forum
Tunbridge Wells
Hampton Hub
Middlesex
Robin
Wolverhampton
Oran Mor
Glasgow
The Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool
The Queen's Hall
Edinburgh
The Haymarket
Basingstoke
Theatre Severn/ Walker Theatre
Shrewsbury
Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham
City Varieties Music Hall
Leeds
The Lowry
Salford
Engine Rooms
Southampton
The Boileroom
Guildford
Bush Hall
Shepherds Bush
Epic Centre
Norwich
The Apex
Bury St Edmunds
Palace Theatre
Southend
The Birdwell Club
Barnsley
The Live Rooms
Chester