As the 80s vibes slowly but surely starts to permeate the musical landscape once again, we are starting to see the reemergence of legendary talent like OMD, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and most recently the iconic German synth-pop group Alphaville. With cult hits like "Stranger Things" and the new retro scene starting to churn out some fantastic talent, there's a lot of the 80s heading your way.
Chances are you have heard "Forever Young" at some point in your life, the epic song that personified 80s teenage angst and melancholy. Ironically the sounds of the cold war seem to be more relevant than ever as a new generation faces uncertainty on a daily basis, so Alphaville is coming back to sooth your souls once again.
The LA Concert Group has announced ALPHAVILLE USA 2017 a 5-city tour with Marian Gold and a full band performing their infectious classics.
Magnetic Magazine is all about the 80s, and we have partnered up with LA Concert Group to give away some tickets to each show. We will also be sitting down with the band for an interview to get their take on this retro revival of all things synthy.
Win Tickets: Magnetic is giving away a pair of tickets for each date, so if you want to go get your 80s on, here's what to do.
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Alphaville: City of Choice - Houston, New York, Chicago, San Jose or Los Angeles.
• Winners will be announced on July 25th via email, you must be 18+ to enter and you may only enter once.
• The prize is one pair of tickets to the show, no travel or lodging will be provided.
Houston, TX: Friday, August 4th at Revention Center
New York, NY: Saturday, August 5th at United Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL: Sunday, August 6th at The Chicago Theatre
San Jose, CA: Friday, August 11 at City National Civic
Los Angeles, CA: Saturday, August 12 at Starlight Bowl Amphitheatre
More On Alphaville
The German synth/pop icon exploded onto America's music scene in the 1980's.” Lead singer Marian Gold's smooth falsetto voice, combined with the band's driving beats and synth backing made Alphaville's music a staple of the time. Their classics will be forever synonymous with the greatness of the 80's, and decades later their music is as electric as ever. Several of their singles have topped the US charts, including: “Big in Japan,” “Jet Set,” “Dance With Me,” “Universal Daddy,” and of course “Forever Young.”
More than just a nostalgia band, Alphaville has proven to be adaptable with their 2010 album Catching Rays on a Giant, and their newly released album Strange Attractor. Their entire discography spans an impressive seven albums, and their latest album, Strange Attractor, was released in early April of 2017. This newest album includes the new single “Heartbreak City,” and presents a sound that may differ from what Alphaville fans have come to expect. It is darker than its predecessors, and while still keeping to its roots of their synth sound, it has a deeper feel, with a more ethereal-rock edge. Influenced largely by traumatic events of recent years, Strange Attractor showcases a band that has grown and matured, exploring new territories while staying true to their origins.
Frontman, vocalist, composer, and founder Marian Gold has been with the band since its inception, and is joined on stage now by keyboardist Carsten Brocker, drummer Jakob Kiersch, bassist Alexandra Merl, and guitarist Dave Goodes. Together they will present an electrifying evening of music.
Big In Japan