AFTER THIRTY YEARS BANANARAMA ARE BACK WITH ORIGINAL LINEUP & REVEAL FIRST FOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES AS ICONIC TRIO
TICKETS ON SALE EVERYWHERE FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2017
October 10th, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – A once-in-a-lifetime cultural event that’s been exactly thirty years in the making, British pop powerhouse Bananarama touch down in 2018 for their first four dates in North America, as the original three-piece lineup – Sara DallinKeren Woodward, and Siobhan Fahey. First up, the ladies take over Los Angeles on February 20 before gigs in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York. Check out the full itinerary below.
A special fan presale goes live Wednesday October 11, while general on-sale begins Friday October 13. As they will sell out fast, get tickets HERE.
This marks a very important first for the trio. Prodigal sister Fahey amicably split from the group back in 1988-thirty years to the date of this forthcoming tour. Even though Dallin and Woodwardcarried on as Bananarama, performed around the globe, and released six albums, they never properly toured in their initial incarnation with Fahey. That changes in 2018.

This reunion celebrates their enduring legacy as a three-piece and the seminal albums they recorded together such as Bananarama [1984], True Confessions [1986], and Wow! [1987]. Expect to hear show-stopping and stunning renditions of era-defining singles, including the Hot 100 #1 smash “Venus“, Top 5 hit “I Heard A Rumour“, “Cruel Summer“, “Robert De Niro’s Waiting“, and more.

The North American tour comes hot on the heels of their first UK tour as a three-piece this fall.
About heading to North America, the girls commented, “America, you’ve been waiting for this one! It took a little while, but we’re finally coming to North America as a trio, and we’re so excited to give you an unforgettable show. Thanks for your patience. It’s going to be worth it!”
Cited in the Guinness Book of Records as “the most successful girl group of all-time” for achieving more hit singles than any female band in history, Bananarama forever changed the face of pop music worldwide. Blending pop, dance, and new wave with fresh fashion-forward fire and unbreakable confidence, they notched a total of thirty inescapable hit singles such as the immortal Hot 100 #1 “Venus,” “Cruel Summer,” and many more. To date, combined sales exceed 40 million and counting.

North American Tour Dates:

February 20, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
February 21, 2018 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
February 23, 2018 Toronto, Ontario Danforth Music Hall
February 24, 2018 New York, NY Playstation Theater

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.