THE EIGHTIES get the classical music treatment in a new symphony based on the music of the New Romantics.

Calling Planet Earth, a symphonic performance at St George's Hall in Bradford next winter, will feature music from a host of world-famous pop acts from the era.

The show features songs from artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC and Soft Cell.

A spokesman said: "Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast, this is the must-see show that simply defines a decade."

The New Romantic movement was a pop culture movement that originated in the UK in the late 1970s, emerging from the London and Birmingham nightclubs seen.

The scene was characterised by flamboyant, eccentric fashion inspired by fashion boutiques, as well as the glam rock era and the early Romantic period of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Several music acts in the late 1970's and early 80s adopted the style, along with the music of David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Roxy Music, to create a new sound developed into synth-pop.

Acts like Visage, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Classix Nouveaux and Culture Club became stars, along with Ultravox, Japan and Adam and the Ants.

Many of the bands gained national success in the UK, and then, via TV pop video channel MTV, played a major part in the Second British Invasion of the US charts.

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