Belinda Carlisle Live At Academy, Manchester
DHP Family Proudly Present...
Live at Manchester Academy
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult
Rock stars come and rock stars go. In an everchanging landscape of shifting musical trends, few artists stand the test of time. Belinda Carlisle is one of those rare talents who continues to remain relevant after nearly four decades in the business. Amidst changing tastes, the gifted and glamorous singer-songwriter has indelibly touched the hearts of pop fans around the world with her unique blend of gutsy vocals, emotively charged melodies and picturesque lyrics.
With a multi-dimensional, internationally acclaimed recording catalog and countless tours showcasing her chameleonic musical prowess, the woman who began her career as co-founder and lead vocalist of groundbreaking all-female new wave/rock band The Go-Gos has amassed worldwide sales in excess of 15 million albums and singles. The Go-Gos played a pivotal role in setting the tone of 1980s pop with their self-penned, multi-platinum debut album, Beauty and the Beat. Buoyed by Carlisles unmistakably emotive and edgy phrasing, the international top-10 singles Our Lips Are Sealed and We Got the Beat became enduring anthems for independent women from ages eight to 80 while redefining traditionally restrictive notions of so-called girl groups.
When the Go-Gos went their separate ways in 1985 after three game-changing LPs (boasting further timeless anthems like Vacation and Head Over Heels), Belinda wasted no time in greasing the wheels for a solo career based on musical individuality and authenticity. Teaming with prolific film, TV, and record producer Michael Lloyd, she quickly released Belinda in 1986 and scored an out-of-the-box, gold-certified smash via the romantic slice of classic pop that is Mad About You. The unforgettable tune rocketed to #3 on the US pop charts, and its accompanying music video became a staple on MTV. A home video release filmed at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles previewed the energetic stage presence that legions of fans would come to associate with Belinda.
Heaven on Earth, Carlisles 1987 sophomore solo album, was undoubtedly the catalyst in transforming her from a successful artist with a loyal following to a household name in demand in arenas across the globe. The albums lead-off single, Heaven Is a Place on Earth, climbed the top ten in no less than twelve countries while achieving multiple gold and silver certifications. Bolstered by an iconic video directed by Academy Awardwinning actress Diane Keaton, the anthemic, driving pop gem marked the first of more than twenty top-charting global singles from five Carlisle albums reaching gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales marks.
With Carlisles string of 80s and 90s hits recently coming to the attention of a new generation via Edsels much-lauded 18-track audio/video set The Collection, she is poised to retain her position as a prime purveyor of timeless pop. Her commitment to her craft and her well-rounded approach to life have kept her going strong throughout her career, and she shows no signs of slowing down
This event has no tagged artists
This is the first time you have logged in. Please select your city below: