Bananarama 2017

I Want You Back: Bananarama reunite with Siobhan for UK tour

The original line-up of Bananarama is reuniting for a UK tour in November 2017.

In a surprise social media announcement, it was confirmed Siobhan Fahey will rejoin Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin for a fifteen date tour, beginning in Glasgow on 12 November. This will be the first tour undertaken by the original line-up of the group.

Formed in 1979, Bananarama enjoyed a run of sixteen UK hits between 1982 and 1988 and a US number one with Venus in 1986, until Fahey quit at the height of their success. She married Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and formed Shakespears Sister, whose Stay spent eight weeks at number 1 in 1992. Woodward and Dallin recruited Jacquie O’Sullivan for another eight Bananarama hits before O’Sullivan also departed in 1991. The group continued sporadically as a duo, scoring a further six hits, the most recent in 2009.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Wednesday, 26 April 2017, with a pre-sale for Bananarama newsletter subscribers from Monday morning. The full tour dates are:

November 2017

  • 12: Glasgow SEC Armadillo
  • 13: Blackpool Opera House
  • 15: Newcastle City Hall
  • 16: York Barbican
  • 17: Manchester O2 Apollo
  • 19: London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
  • 22: Bristol Colston Hall
  • 23: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
  • 24: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
  • 26: Bournemouth International Centre
  • 27: Cardiff St David’s Hall
  • 28: Plymouth Pavilions
  • 30: Brighton Centre

December 2017

  • 1: Ipswich Regent
  • 2: Southend Cliffs Pavilion

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