Shalamar The 40th anniversary of Friends Album

Friday 1th September

SHALAMAR CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF ‘FRIENDS’ ALBUM by performing the ENTIRE album live in concert for the first time!



After a 15 date tour in June where the band performed to their biggest audiences since the original 1982 ‘Friends’ Tour including sold out shows at prestigious venues such as The London Palladium and Birmingham Symphony Hall SHALAMAR have announced they’re returning the UK in November/December 2023 for a short run of dates at theatres/cities they missed out on on the June run.

And this is a little bit special – 15 dates on the 1st leg, 10 dates on the 2nd leg – plenty of ‘cities’ have appeared on both the 1982 tour and the 2023 tour BUT only one venue remains the same and that’s Fairfields Hall Croydon!!

3 shows on the original Friends 82 tour – 22nd November and 2 shows on 28th November so almost 41 years to the day, Shalamar return to Fairfield Hall!!

Let’s go back to the Autumn of 1982 The Hottest concert was not for any of the New Romantic bands currently appearing in the charts but for SHALAMAR , the soul disco band put together by Solar Records head man Dick Griffey who had earlier in the year released the ‘Friends’ album in the UK – please see review below.

The ‘Friends’ album delivered 4 Top 10 hit singles – Night to Remember , There It is , Friends and I can make you feel good – but more importantly a dance craze – never seen before in the UK by group member Jeffrey Daniel – exploding after a single solo performance on Top of The Pops – The Moon walk had taken the nation by storm

The Friends 40th Anniversary tour for the very very first time have the band will perform THE ENTIRE album live in concert –all 10 tracks from the album in full. As Howard Hewett lead singer said