British pop group Frankie Goes To Hollywood will reunite to play at a Eurovision Track Contest live performance subsequent month 36 years after they initially break up up.
The band will carry out on the Nationwide Lottery’s Massive Eurovision Welcome outdoors St George’s Corridor in Liverpool on 7 Could.
The Eurovision Track Contest is being held within the metropolis this yr with the ultimate going down on Saturday 13 Could.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood shaped in Liverpool within the Nineteen Eighties and had number-one hits with Two Tribes, The Energy Of Love and Loosen up.
The present is designed to “rejoice Liverpool’s unbelievable musicality” and can characteristic performances from different bands with a connection to the town – together with Atomic Kitten, funk band The Actual Factor, and rock band The Lightning Seeds – singers of the soccer anthem Three Lions.
In the meantime, Conchita Wurst, the 2014 Eurovision winner from Austria, and Ukrainian winner Jamala, who competed in 2016, will even participate within the live performance hosted by presenter AJ Odudu.
Odudu, who will kick off celebrations alongside comic Joel Dommett, introduced Frankie Goes To Hollywood will carry out on the BBC’s The One Present.
The band break up in 1987 after Welcome To The Pleasuredome turned a number-one album three years earlier and their second document “Liverpool” reached fifth place within the UK charts in 1986.
The pop group reformed with unique members Paul Rutherford, Peter “Ped” Gill and Mark O’Toole in 2004 to carry out at a live performance at Wembley Enviornment, which raised cash for youth charity The Prince’s Belief.
The gig, attended by the now King and Queen Consort, adopted the band holding open auditions in London for a brand new vocalist to interchange Holly Johnson.
They then carried out with the then 28-year-old Ryan Malloy from Newcastle on the live performance produced by Trevor Horn.
Round 20 years in the past, Frankie Goes To Hollywood additionally took half within the VH1 present Bands Reunited which noticed Brian “Nasher” Nash, Gill, and Rutherford among the many members tracked down.
When requested to carry out at a live performance through the unique recording, Johnson instructed his bandmates off-camera he didn’t wish to participate.
Since their breakup, the Grammy-nominated band has launched compilation albums Frankie Say Best in 2009, Frankie Mentioned: The Very Greatest Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood in 2012 and The Important in 2022.