In memory of their mum
PJ Thorne

17:40 7th October 2016

The 1980s boyband Bros have only recently announced a one-off reunion show at London’s O2 arena in August 2017. After it sold-out in minutes they have now announced a short UK tour to coincide with it.

The band took the UK by storm in the late 1980s and had huge hits (such as When Will I Be Famous and I Owe You Nothing) that saw their ripped jeans and leather jacket look become the coolest one around.

In 2014 the pair of Luke and Matt Goss settled their personal differences and sat by their mother Carol’s bedside as she passed away, after losing her battle with cancer.

Her death has drawn the twins back together in a way they even thought was not possible. Their lives and careers had split in totally different ways, but they say family always comes first and this gig/tour is one they aim to make remarkable not only for them, but the memory of their beloved late mum.

In their heyday the pair (alongside school friend Craig Logan) dominated the music charts and sold out arenas.

The band sold over 16 million albums during their relatively short stint as a collective. Craig went first after suffering from ME and his since became a very successful music producer. Matt has progressed to be a highly valued star on stage in Las Vegas and Luke has upped the ante by taking to acting and making his mark in many b-list straight to DVD movies and Hollywood hits such as Blade 2 and Hellboy 2.

Logan has yet to announce if he will rejoin the band, but according to brothers Goss the door is always open.

The bands popularity and success in other areas sees them above many of their peers.

Bros are yet another 80s act to creep back into the music scene, but their reasons are genuine. The sad death of their mother has seen them reunite and find an inner strength. The brothers are firmly behind this project and look forward to once again being together on stage.

The boys are bound to be amazed at just how much their fans have missed them and want to see them on stage again together.

Carol will surely be looking on as they do.

The full tour schedule is:

Saturday 19 August, 2017 - London O2 Arena (sold out)
Sunday 20 August - London O2 Arena
Tuesday 22 August - Manchester Arena
Wednesday 23 August - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Friday 25 August - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Saturday 26 August - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sunday 27 August - Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

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