A Flock Of Seagulls To Play UK
British 80’s icon band A Flock Of Seagulls are set to play two dates in the UK this year. On the 22nd January they will be playing their first show at the O2 Academy in their hometown of Liverpool and then followed by another show on the 29th March at Sound Control in Manchester (rescheduled from the 23rd January).
A Flock of Seagulls was started by Mike Score and his brother Ali in 1979 in Liverpool. Mike, who was previously a hairdresser, played keyboards, guitar, and vocals, Ali played drums and their friend Francis Maudsley played bass. The band added guitarist Willie Woo, and Mark Edmondson joined briefly when Ali and Mike had a falling out; however, Ali re-joined when Mark took ill.
In late 1982 the band found major success in the UK with “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)” which reached the top 10. As it turned out, 1982 would prove to be the peak year of their commercial and critical success. The band is regarded as breaking the ground for other musical acts during the advent of the video music area.