Chester Venue Welcomes ‘80s Pop

The heart of live music in Chester will be welcoming a world-renowned synth pop band who rose to fame during the 1980s to its stage this summer.

China Crisis will play The Live Rooms in Chester in May, allowing fans from around the city to hear them play classic tracks from their extensive back catalogue.

The band was formed in 1979 in the town of Kirkby, Merseyside by guitarist Eddie Lundon and singer Gary Daly. Both artists are still part of the present line-up, ensuring audiences enjoy an authentic China Crisis experience.

Creating a sound forged by their love of bands like Steely Dan and singer-songwriters such as David Bowie, the ‘80s group was never a conventional pop band. However, their introspective and sometimes melancholy music never stopped them enjoying chart success with Top 10 hits like “Wishful Thinking” to their credit.

Last year China Crisis were booked as the opening act for pop sensation Kim Wilde as part of her Greatest Hits Tour, but the gig of the Live Rooms is part of their own headline tour for 2023, equipped with a full band.

Those attending the Chester show will get a chance to hear a set-list packed with their favourite China Crisis songs, which may include Top 20 hits like “Christian”, “King in a Catholic Style”, and “Black Man Ray.”

China Crisis will perform on Friday, May 5 at The Live Rooms which can be found at 1 Station Road in Chester. The concert will begin at 8 pm and end at 10 pm.

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