$29 for Two Tickets to "A Flock of Seagulls" Concert on July 12
- Show on Friday, July 12, 2013 (7:30 pm)
- English New Wave band - 1982 worldwide hit “I Ran (So Far Away)” reached number 1 in Australia and the top 10 in the US
- 1983 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (D.N.A.)
- 2012 Outstanding Historic Theatre
You Should Know
- Valid for 7:30 pm show on FRI July 12, 2013*
- Can redeem voucher for tickets by visiting or calling the Palace Theatre box office after your purchase. You will be able to choose from any available seats (excluding VIP seats) when redeeming voucher
- No change or credit returned
- Not valid with any other offer. No cash value
*Voucher is non-refundable
A Flock of Seagulls
“A Flock of Seagulls are one of those bands who always seemed to be on the brink of something huge but never quite made it. This was such a shame as they wrote some truly great songs, mixing futuristic sounds and lyrics with a traditional four piece band arrangement. Perhaps those haircuts became millstones round their necks (literally), because it seems that people are more interested in ridiculing them for their hair rather than concentrating on the fact that they wrote some brilliant songs.” - Clark - amazon.com reviewer
“A lot of groups sounded the same in the 80's. especially, the early 80's, but the Flock of Seagulls sound was distinctive. They definitely set a trend for the early 80's, and a lot of groups tried to (unsuccessfully) emulate them. ” - SoD Stitch - amazon.com reviewer
Today’s Couptopia deal gets you two seats at the Palace Theatre to see a performance for $29 – regularly a $59 value!
As well-known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as their hit single “I Ran (So Far Away),” A Flock of Seagulls were one of the infamous wonders of the new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement, A Flock of Seagulls were a little robotic and arrived too late to be true new romantics, but their sleek dance-pop was forever indebted to the short-lived movement. The band earned a Grammy award in 1983 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and is now recognized as a pioneering act, capturing the spirit of the time.
The group benefited considerably from MTV's heavy rotation of the “I Ran” video in the summer of 1982. That was low budget (for its time) but enjoyed enormous success, at one time finding its way to MTV's rotation every ten minutes. The group has the record for actual number of video plays.
Check out this video for a sneak preview of the event:
About the Palace Theatre
“The Palace Theatre isn’t just our little secret any more. Now the rest of America knows. The 2012 Outstanding Historic Theater Award has been given to the Palace Theatre! Carl Rajotte, the Palace’s Artistic Director was in San Diego at the awards ceremony to accept on behalf of the Palace Theatre Trust.” - Mike Morin
Built in 1914, the Palace Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Palace Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program and presenting acts. It is committed to achieving its mission through preserving the historic facilities of the theatre, responding creatively to the cultural and entertainment needs of the community and governing in a fiscally responsible and strategic manner.
The Palace Theatre has been a landmark in Manchester – in various states of grandeur and disarray – for nearly 100 years. It is a magnificent and historic attraction that has withstood the test of time including flood, fire and economic draught. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors each year, the Palace Theatre is a beautifully restored professional performing arts center which serves as a cornerstone of New Hampshire’s thriving arts and entertainment scene and is a vital part of Manchester, New Hampshire’s downtown economic and social community.
The Palace Theatre was selected as the 2012 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres. This Award celebrates excellence in recognizing theatres for the preservation, restoration and sustainable operation of historic theatres throughout North America.