Bananarama to tour with original line-up for the first time ever

Bananarama to tour with original line-up for the first time ever

1980s pop sensations Bananarama have announced plans to tour later this year.

The 15-date run – which begins at Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo on November 12 – marks the first time Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward and Siobhan Fahey have toured together. The band formed in 1979, but did not tour before Fahey left to form Shakespears Sister in 1988.

Dallin sais: “Keren and I have toured as a duo for years, but we never toured or played live with Siobhan. We’ve been talking about this idea for a while and now the moment has finally arrived it’s incredibly exciting! Lots of fans have often asked, Please just do one tour with Siobhan, so now their wishes have come true.” 

Woodward added: “We’ll be performing all the hits and some surprises too, I really can’t wait it’s gonna be an amazing party every night!" 

Fahey commented: “These were my formative years. I never thought it would happen again. It’s like going back down the road to find a piece of myself that I left back then. The older I get, the more I realise it was pretty magical.”

The trio last performed together at the BRIT Awards in 1988, with Woodward and Dallin continuing to tour and release music under the band’s name ever since, replacing Fahey with Jacquie O’Sullivan for three years before continuing as a duo. Fahey became a solo artist after being part of Shakespears Sister.

Bananarama have had 30 chart hits to date and were recognised as the most successful female pop group of all time by the Guinness Book Of Records. According to the Official Charts Company, their biggest-selling single to date is Cruel Summer ’89, which has sold 61,596 copies. The group have amassed a combined sales total of more than 40 million units across the world. 

There are no plans to release new music as yet, check out Bananarama’s full list of dates below:

Glasgow SEC Armadillo                                   Sunday 12 November
Blackpool Opera House                                   Monday 13 November
Newcastle City Hall                                          Wednesday 15 November
York Barbican                                                  Thursday 16 November
Manchester O2 Apollo                                     Friday 17 November
London Eventim Apollo                                   Sunday 19 November
Bristol Colston Hall                                          Wednesday 22 November
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena                      Thursday 23 November
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall                       Friday 24 November
Bournemouth International Centre                   Sunday 26 November
Cardiff St David’s Hall                                      Monday 27 November
Plymouth Pavilions                                          Tuesday 28 November
Brighton Centre                                               Thursday 30 November
Ipswich Regent                                                Friday 1 December
Southend Cliffs Pavilion                                  Saturday 2 December

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