ABC The Lexicon of Love 40th Anniversary Tour 2024: Dates, venues and win tickets

11 July 2023, 06:00 | Updated: 16 April 2024, 11:48

ABC The 40th Anniversary Tour
ABC The 40th Anniversary Tour. Picture: SJM

ABC's iconic album The Lexicon of Love will be performed in full, 40 years after its release.

ABC's The Lexicon of Love is still one of the most iconic LPs ever released by a British group, so don't miss your chance to hear it performed in full by Martin Fry.

Released on 21st June 1982, The Lexicon Of Love went straight to number one upon release, and gave the world Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, Tears Are Not Enough, and All Of My Heart.

Fans will get to hear all of these 80s anthems as Martin takes to the stage backed by the Southbank Sinfonia Conducted by Anne Dudley. They will also perform their other greatest hits.

ABC were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted to fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision.

ABC the Lexicon of Love new dates
ABC the Lexicon of Love new dates. Picture: SJM

To date ABC have released nine studio albums; The Lexicon Of Love, Beauty Stab, How To Be A Zillionaire, Alphabet City 87, Up 89, Abracadabra, Skyscraping and Traffic.

The Lexicon Of Love Orchestra tour first came to fruition in 2009 with countless 5 star reviews from a one off show At The Royal Albert Hall with Martin donning his iconic gold lame suit.

It sees Martin joined by Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley as conductor for a truly magical evening celebrating this pop masterpiece.

Next year will be 15 years since that first partnership that sees audiences returning again and again.

ABC The 40th Anniversary Tour 2024 UK dates:

  • Mon 29th January 2024 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion – new show
  • Tue 30th January 2024 - Stoke Regent Theatre – new show
  • Thursday 1st February 2024 - London Palladium – new show
  • Friday 2nd February 2024 - Cardiff St David’s Hall – new show
  • Saturday 3rd February 2024 - Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre – new show
  • Monday 5th February - Brighton Dome
  • Tuesday 6th February - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
  • Thursday 8th February - Sheffield City Hall
  • Friday 9th February - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
  • Saturday 10th February - Gateshead Sage
  • Monday 12th February - Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • Tuesday 13th February - Bath Forum
  • Thursday 15th February - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Friday 16th February - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
  • Saturday 17th February - London Palladium

Win Tickets to the 40th Anniversary Tour:

ABC on Heart 80s, February 2024 – Specific Rules

1. The ABC promotion (‘Promotion’) is organised by Global (as defined in the General Terms and Conditions). The Promotion will run from Friday 2nd February 2024 to Thursday 8th February 2024 on Heart 80s. Global is the Promoter. The ‘Promotion Partner’ is SJM

2. IMPORTANT: The Promotion is subject to these Specific Rules and the General Terms and Conditions which are available here (together, the ‘Promotion Terms and Conditions’). Entry into the Promotion constitutes acceptance of these Specific Rules and the General Terms and Conditions.

Details of the Promotion:

3. To enter the Promotion, you must go online to the Promotion entry page at, register your details and submit an answer to the multiple choice question provided.

4. Online entry will open at 09:00 on Friday 2nd February 2024 and close at 23:59 on Thursday 8th February 2024. Entries received before or after this time will not be included in the Promotion.

5. Within 48 hours of the closing time of the Promotion, all eligible entries will be entered into a draw. Two correct entries will be selected at random and the winning entrants will be contacted by one of our representatives via email OR telephone on the telephone number on which you entered. If such winner does not respond within 24 hours from being contacted, they will forfeit their right to the prize and we shall be entitled to select another winner by another random draw. That subsequent winner must respond to the notification email within 24 hours of the date on which they are notified, or they will also forfeit the prize.

6. We and the Promotion Partner may publish and publicise your name, image, social media handle and/or profile picture, your nearest geographical location (for example, your nearest city, town or county) and your entry, and we may refer to your and any applicable third party’s (for example a guest/travel companion) association with the Promotion and/or the prize, in any and all media, worldwide, in perpetuity, for publicity and PR purposes solely in connection with the Promotion.

7. In relation to winners (and runners up if applicable), you understand that we and our Promotion Partner may: (i) interview you and your guest(s)/travel companion(s) which we may film, photograph and/or record and; (ii) film, photograph and/or record, you and your guest(s)/travel companion(s) in connection with the Promotion, either by telephone or in person, and we may use such films, recordings and/or photographs for publicity and PR purposes in any and all media, worldwide, as often and for as long as we consider appropriate or desirable, in connection with the Promotion. We may also publish your and your guest(s)/travel companion(s) name, image, social media handle and/or profile picture.


8. The Promotion is only open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over and who are based in the UK at the time of entry.

9. Entry is restricted to one entry per person; duplicate entries will be excluded from the Promotion.


10. Two winning entrants will receive 1 pair of tickets each to ABC The Lexicon of Love 40th Anniversary Tour 2024 at a venue of their choice from the options below:

Mon 12 Feb 2024 - Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tue 13 Feb 2024 - Bath Forum

Thu 15 Feb 2024 - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Fri 16 Feb 2024 - Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Sat 17 Feb 2024 - London Palladium

11. You must comply to each venues t&c’s:

· Birmingham symphony Hall: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

· Bath Forum: Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

· Liverpool Philharmonic Hall: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

· Manchester Bridgewater Hall: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

· London Palladium: Recommended Age 5+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

12. You must, at your own cost, comply with all necessary checks, and/or tests required for travelling to and from and entering and exiting your travel destination/venue. This includes, but is not limited to, purchasing, organising, undertaking, recording and/or registering any required Covid-19 tests. We will not be responsible for any costs incurred by you in complying with this clause, nor will we purchase, organise, undertake, record and/or register any required Covid-19 tests.

13. You must comply with all applicable rules, regulations and guidance relating to Covid-19, both in the UK and your travel destination/venue. We are not responsible for your failure to comply with such rules, regulations and guidance.

14. You acknowledge and agree that, without limitation to the provisions of Clause 12 of the General Terms & Conditions, our ability to fulfil a prize and/or perform any of our obligations under the Promotion Terms and Conditions could be affected by an actual or threatened epidemic, pandemic, disease or quarantine and/or any corresponding governmental action, guidance and/or ruling (including but not limited to any Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office guidance) (collectively ‘Covid Measures’).

15. If due to any Covid Measures, we are unable to fulfil a prize or perform any of our other obligations under the Promotion Terms and Conditions, then we shall not be in breach of the Promotion Terms and Conditions. In accordance with Clause 18 below, in these circumstances, we reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value at our absolute discretion.]

16. Any other costs and expenses which are not specifically included in the prize description are excluded and will be the sole responsibility of the winner. By way of example, without limitation, travel, food, drink, upgrades are not included within the prize.

17. The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable.

18. We reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value at our absolute discretion.

19. For all enquiries in connection with the Promotion please contact our customer support team at

Data Protection:

20. Your personal data that you provide to us will be collected and processed by us, our licensees (including Communicorp UK Limited) and our Promotion Partner as well as the prize providers, and if applicable, our service providers, network operators and suppliers in order to administer and fulfil the Promotion. Your personal data may also be disclosed to the Phone-paid Services Authority, Ofcom and/or the Advertising Standards Authority at their reasonable request for regulatory purposes, for example, in order to prevent, investigate and detect crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour and comply with law enforcement agencies and applicable advertising codes.

21. By entering a Promotion, you acknowledge that any personal data provided by you in connection with the Promotion will be processed as set out above and in accordance with our Privacy Policy which sets out full details of how we process personal data and how you can exercise your rights as a data subject. Please ensure you have read and understood our Privacy Policy before entering any Promotion. If you are required to submit a guest(s)/travel companion(s) personal data to enter a Promotion, you must ensure that your guest(s)/travel companion(s) have given you consent to provide us with their personal data.

22. You may be asked if you want to opt-in to marketing from us when you enter a Promotion. If you choose to opt-in, we will use your personal data for marketing purposes (see Global's Privacy Policy for more details). You can withdraw your consent to marketing at any time by unsubscribing.

23. We and the prize providers may transfer and process personal data outside of the EEA and UK for the purposes of administering the Promotion. Where any transfers are made outside of the EEA or UK we will ensure appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data are in place.

24. We will hold your personal data for a period of up to 3 years in order to comply with our regulatory obligations.

You may request the removal of your personal details from our database by contacting If you request that your personal details be removed prior to the conclusion of a Promotion, you will forfeit your right to enter the Promotion and/or claim any prize and we reserve the right to select another entrant to participate in the Promotion or withdraw the prize and select another winner, as applicable.