Tour Dates, Video — August 18, 2014 at 7:58 am

Video: Tom Bailey plays Thompson Twins songs for first time in 27 years ahead of U.S. tour

Tom Bailey

The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey took to the stage in a small club in the U.K. last week for an hour-long set that featured his first performance of his old band’s material in 27 years, a warm-up for his appearance at the Rewind South festival over this past weekend and his upcoming North American tour with Howard Jones and Midge Ure.

Below, you can watch Bailey’s nine-song set — during which he played “Hold Me Now,” “King for a Day,” “In the Name of Love” and more — in its entirety via Ian Priestley.

Bailey is co-headlining the Retro Futura 2014 tour — the rebranded Regeneration Tour — with Jones. In addition to Ure, other acts appearing include China Crisis and Katrina of Katrina & The Waves.

See full dates below.


Video: Tom Bailey, Sub89, Reading, UK, 8/14/14 (full set)


Setlist: Tom Bailey, Sub89, Reading, UK, 8/14/14

1. “In the Name of Love”
2. “Lies”
3. “Sister of Mercy”
4. “You Take Me Up”
5. “If You Were Here”
6. “Love On Your Side”
7. “Doctor Doctor”
8. “King for a Day”
9. “Hold Me Now”


Retro Futura Tour 2014 dates:

Aug. 21: Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
Aug. 22: Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Aug. 23: Pennysaver Amphitheater, Brookhaven, NY
Aug. 24: Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
Aug. 25: Performance Arts Center @ Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
Aug. 26: Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada
Aug. 27: Ravinia Festival, Chicago, IL
Aug. 29: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 30: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA *
Aug. 31: Thunder Valley Resort and Casino, Lincoln, CA **
Sept. 3: The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Sept. 4: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego, CA
Sept. 5: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 6: Sandy Amphitheatre, Sandy, UT
Sept. 8: Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX
Sept. 10: Hard Rock Live @ Orlando Citywalk, Orlando, FL

* China Crisis not appearing
** Midge Ure and China Crisis not appearing, but The English Beat joins the bill




  1. Can’t wait for Orlando!

    • Me too! I remember the older thread from before the southern dates were added. I am happy to see that the organizers were indeed able to add Dallas and Orlando. I am planning on attending the Orlando show and am really looking forward to it!

      PS. And it’s a very reasonable price for such a large, quality, bill!

  2. Michael Toland

    I keep seeing this “in 27 years” notice. But the Twins kept going into the 90s. Did they quit touring in 1987 or something?

  3. Scott Stalcup

    So, he’s doing a solo tour and trying to currie [sic] favor from audiences? Let’s give him some leeway.

    Hey, SOMEONE had to post it!

  4. Thanks for posting this SUpE!

  5. Glory2Babalon

    I’ve watched this clip 4 times now. Tom sounds amazing and he still has it! I really hope that he does a proper US tour with a longer set. I would love to hear matetial from Big Trash & Queer.

  6. Great video of the awesome Tom Bailey gig at Sub89 Reading. He was also fantastic at 80’s Rewind. You can watch some of that here:

  7. Mark Fowler

    Thanks Tom and the superb girls from the band for a phenomenal performance from last week @Sub89 Reading ! The warm up gig was a worth while 27 year wait.The track list for the night was great. I was so overwhelmed with your performance! I had to shout out “We Love You Tom” Hoping for a Thonpson Twins Tour in The UK for 2015?!! All the best with the retro tour in the USA. :-) xx

  8. Just when I thought that I may not see a show this year. Orlando here I come. Great lineup. I have only seen one of these bands live. I saw Ultravox at the Keystone Palo Alto in Ca, in the 80’s.

  9. Leslie Waxman

    Such a fabulous show this guy, put on, in Cleveland, last night!
    Loved, loved, loved it!

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