EIGHTIES chart heavyweights Go West and Paul Young will hit the road next year as a double bill that will visit York Barbican on September 13.
Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, Go West scored such hits as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me and Don’t Look Down and were voted Best Newcomer at the 1986 BRIT Awards. In 1990, their song King Of Wishful Thinking featured on the soundtrack for Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere’s romantic hit.
After fronting Streetband and Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo, his career taking off with the 1983 album No Parlez and such singles as the chart-topping Wherever I Lay My Hat, Love Of The Common People, Everytime You Go Away and Everything Must Change. He won a BRIT Award for Best Male Vocalist and sung the opening lines on the original 1984 Band Aid single, Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Feed The World), also performing at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in July 1985.
Young, 63, is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana, not least touring with his Tex Mex/Americana band Los Pacaminos.
Tickets for Go West and Paul Young’s co-headline gig are on sale on 0203 356 5441, at yorkbarbican.co.uk or in person from the Barbican box office.