#OnTourNI: Reminisce with your 80’s and 90’s music idols

They’re back – Your teenage idols from the 80’s and 90’s return to Belfast… well mostly Belfast!

As Rick Astley returns for a sold out gig tonight at Belfast Waterfront we thought we’d check out who else from your teenage idols are touring this year.

The Boomtown Rats and guests. Mandela Hall, 24 March. It’s only Bob Geldof and gang coming to Belfast!! Now that’s taking us right back to the late 70’s and early 80’s with the classic I Don’t Like Mondays and much more. www.bit.ly/ONTOURNI 


Melanie C, or in her Spice Girls days, Sporty Spice. Melanie has built quite the music career since the Spice Girls days and as well as have some huge hits of her own, she has another career in musical theatre. Melanie plays Mandela Hall, 12 April. www.bit.ly/ONTOURNI 


Take That unfortunately aren’t coming to Belfast, but will be bringing their new tour to Dublin in May. The comeback Kings came back in a big way, and reinvented themselves as a huge touring act with the best live shows. 

Billy Ocean, Waterfront Hall, 13 May
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Now that takes us right back to the mid 80’s!!! www.Waterfront.co.uk 


The Cranberries, Belfast Waterfront, 17 May. No one could’ve predicted that this gig would’ve sold out so quickly! 90’s indie rock band The Cranberries return with a greatest hits tour. 

Simple Minds, Belfast Waterfront, 6 June
The Belfast Child band are bringing their acoustic set to the Waterfront this Summer with more 80’s classics. www.Waterfront.co.uk 

Go straight back to your 90’s years with I Love The 90’s at SSE Arena on 3 Oct. Featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa (Spindarella), Coolio and Colour Me Badd this 90’s party night is sure to take you back to your youth! Tickets at www.bit.ly/ONTOURNI 

Alison Moyet, Ulster Hall, 29 October. If you’ve never seen Alison live then you need to remedy this. Starting out with Yazoo before going solo, it was iconic hit after hit after hit for Alison in the 80’s. And that voice. Go see! www.waterfront.co.uk 

Steps, SSE Arena, 12 & 14 November
Starting out 20 years ago in the late 90’s, Step were like a little British dancing Abba, and they are back for their 20th Anniversary with new music and tour. This should be a totally awesome night out. Bring your dad dancing moves and enjoy! Tickets at www.bit.ly/ONTOURNI 

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