– The title track from new wave icon Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey’s forthcoming solo album, “Science Fiction,” has its exclusive worldwide premiere today; click hereto check it out. The song, inspired by space, is yet another example of Bailey’s signature flair for hook-laden, radio-friendly tunes.
Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey’s first new music in 25 years and first-ever solo album, SCIENCE FICTION, is due out this week on July 13th via Mikrokosmos/BFD and is distributed via The Orchard in North America. The album is produced by Baileyhimself but also features the production assistance of Hal Ritson (Chemical Brothers, David Guetta). It was recorded all over the world (France, New Zealand, London) with the studio being Bailey’s laptop and set of headphones. The songs on SCIENCE FICTION span the musical gamut – from synthpop meets soca to stadium pop.
SCIENCE FICTION is already receiving early rave reviews from the international press with Louder Than War declaring, “Simultaneously captivating and compelling…the brilliance is evident”. AXS avowed of the first single “What Kind Of World”, “The hook-laden song instantly captures the spirit, magic and classic vibe that made Bailey’s music a staple of 80’s radio, while also adding a tasty layer of technology and twenty-first century cool”. To pre-order SCIENCE FICTION, please click here. In support of SCIENCE FICTION, Tom Bailey is now on the road on a massive North American tour with Boy George & Culture Club and The B’52s. The tour also includes several headlining dates. Please see below for the itinerary.
Tom Bailey
Tom Bailey

The Thompson Twins had huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic, with songs such as “Hold Me Now”, “Lies,” “Doctor Doctor”, “You Take Me Up,” “King For A Day” and “Love On Your Side”, providing the soundtrack for so many people’s lives in the mid-eighties. The band also enjoyed big success on the US dance chart with “Lies”, “In the Name of Love” and “Hold Me Now”, all reaching #1. In 1985 the band played Live Aid at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia where they were introduced by Madonna to a crowd of over 100,000 and an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion across 150 nations. They were later joined on stage during their performance by Madonna, Steve Stevens and Nile Rodgers.

Formed in 1977, the original Thompson Twins trimmed down their line-up in 1982 to a three piece of Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway as they adopted a more electronic synthesizer-based sonic sound. Tom Bailey was the singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and, along with lyricist Alannah Currie, composed and arranged the Thompson Twins music. The last Thompson Twins show was in Texas in August 1987. Since then Bailey has worked in many different areas of music, from the experimental electronic Babble and Kolab to the Indo-fusion of the Holiwater Band, the visual astronomy project BSP and the sound-system dub of International Observer.
In 2014, The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey returned to the live stage with headline shows in the U.S. and Japan and in the summer of 2015 headlined six major festivals in the UK. In April 2016, Bailey won the “Best Live Show 2015” award in UK’s Classic Pop magazine ahead of Duran Duran, Kylie and Kraftwerk, thus confirming Tom Bailey’s current live show as amongst the best on the planet.

Tom Bailey supporting Boy George & Culture Club and The B’52s (unless otherwise noted):
10       Austin, TX                               Austin City Limits At The Moody Theater
11       Grand Prairie, TX                   Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
14       Midland, TX                            Wagner Noel PAC*
15       Sugar Land, TX                      Smart Financial Centre
17       Cary, NC                                Koka Booth Amphitheatre
18       Vienna, VA                              Wolf Trap
20       Charleston, SC                      Volvo Car Stadium
21       Charlotte, NC                         PNC Music Pavilion
22       Atlanta, GA                             State Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park
24       Annapolis, MD                        Rams Head On Stage*
25       Wilmington, DE                      The Queen*
27       Boston, MA                             The Wang Theater
28       Forest Hills, NY                      Forest Hills Stadium
29       Pittsburgh, PA                        Stage AE
31       New York, NY                         Iridium*
 1        New York, NY                         Iridium*
 2        Rockville, MD                         Montgomery College*
 3        Asbury Park, NJ                     Stone Pony Summer Stage
 4        Atlantic City, NJ                      Music Box At Borgata
 5        Mashantucket, CA                  Grand Theater At Foxwoods
 8        Milwaukee, WI                        Potawatomi Hotel And Casino*
 9        Cedar Rapids, IA                    McGrath Amphitheatre*
10       Springfield, IL                         Illinois State Fairgrounds
11       Council Bluffs, IA                    Harrahs Council Bluff
24       Toronto, ON                           The Danforth Music Hall**
26       Quebec City, QC                  Centre Videotron**
28       Lewiston, NY                          Artpark
29       Kent, OH                                Kent Stage*
30       Clarkston, MI                          DTE Energy Music Theatre
31       Highland Park, IL                    Ravinia Pavilion
 1        Highland Park, IL                    Ravinia Pavilion
 3        St. Paul, MN                           Minnesota State Fairgrounds
 5        Kettering, OH                         Fraze Pavilion
 6        St. Louis, MO                         Fox Theatre
 7        Kansas City, MO                    Starlight Theatre
 8        Greenwood Village, CO         Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
13       Puyallup, WA                         Washington State Fair Events Center
14       Kennewick, WA                     Toyota Center
15       Portland, OR                          Theater Of The Clouds
16       Murphys, CA                          Ironstone Amphitheatre
18       Saratoga, CA                         Mountain Winery
19       Saratoga, CA                         Mountain Winery
21       West Valley City, UT              Maverick Center
22       Reno, NV                                Reno Events Center
23       Santa Barbara, CA                 Santa Barbara Bowl
25       San Diego, CA                       Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
27       Albuquerque, NM                    Sandia Casino
28       Cabazon, CA                         Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
29       Las Vegas, CA                       Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
30       Scottsdale, AZ                        Talking Stick Resort
 3        Los Angeles, CA                    Greek Theatre
 4        Los Angeles, CA                    Greek Theatre
 5        Tucson, AZ                             Fox Tucson*
 6        Temecula, CA                        Pechanga Resort And Casino
*Tom Bailey headlining show
**with Boy George & Culture Club only

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