Liverpool pop band Frankie Goes to Hollywood will reunite with their original line-up for the first time in 36 years to perform as part of the Eurovision Song Contest opening ceremony next month. Brian Nash and Peter Gill will play together for the first time since the band’s 1987 break-up.
Classic members include Holly Johnson, Paul Rutherford, and Mark O’Toole. Specific details of the performance are not yet known, according to the BBC. But this is not a full-length set. In 1983. A follow-up Liverpool arrived in 1986, and the team split.
The following year, Frankie Goes to Hollywood released her 1980 debut album Welcome to the Pleasuredome – featuring hits such as ‘Relax’, ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘The Power of Love’. To be a part of this event being held in Liverpool… looks like it’s going to happen.
The event will take place at St George’s Hall on Saturday 7th May and will feature former Eurovision winners Jamala and Conchita Wurst as well as fellow Liverpool Atomic Kitten, Lightning Seeds, and The Real Thing.
Apart from a brief reunion that did not feature Brian Nash, the band has been inactive since then. It’s going to be an amazing thing. Nash said that getting back together for an event in their hometown “felt like a good thing to do.” Singer Holly Johnson or guitarist.