Concerts, Reunions — February 21, 2018 at 6:54 am

Soft Cell reuniting for final ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ concert in London this year

Marc Almond today announced he’s reuniting with Dave Ball for the first time in 15 years to commemorate Soft Cell’s 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert — dubbed, naturally, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” — at London’s O2 Arena on Sept. 30.

Also in the works: A new Soft Cell box set via Universal Music and “maybe a couple new songs as well,” Almond told BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans this morning (hear the whole segment below).

The synthpop outfit released three albums — including the classic 1981 debut Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret — during its original run from 1977 to 1984, then reunited in 2001 to tour and record a new album, Cruelty Without Beauty, which was released the following year. The band dissolved again after touring into 2003.

Tickets for the O2 Arena gig, promised to be a one-off, will be available via a fan pres-ale beginning Thursday with general sales beginning Friday. Watch Soft Cell’s website for details.

Listen to Almond’s interview on BBC Radio 2 below.




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