1980s pop twins Bros re­unite for one-off show

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Bri­tish 1980s pop duo Bros, twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss, an­nounced yes­ter­day they will re­unite for a one-off con­cert next year, their first joint per­for­mance in 27 years. The 48-year-olds, who gar­nered a huge teenage fan­base in with hits such as “When Will I Be Fa­mous?”, will play Lon­don’s 20,000-ca­pac­ity O2 Arena on Au­gust 19. “Last year, I can hon­estly say I didn’t think it was go­ing to hap­pen. I thought the mo­ment had gen­uinely passed,” lead singer Matt told a sur­prise press con­fer­ence in Lon­don. “I met Luke one day for a beer and said: ‘it’s time’.”

With Luke on drums, Bros burst onto the pop scene in 1987 with their sin­gle “When Will I Be Fa­mous?”, which hit num­ber two in the Bri­tish charts. Fol­low-up sin­gle “Drop The Boy” did like­wise, while “I Owe You Noth­ing” reached num­ber one in 1988. They last per­formed to­gether be­fore 77,000 fans at Lon­don’s Wem­b­ley Sta­dium on Au­gust 19, 1989, be­fore go­ing their sep­a­rate ways in 1992 af­ter their third al­bum. The brothers are now based in the United States. Matt con­tin­ued as a solo singer and has en­joyed a seven-year res­i­dency at Cae­sar’s Palace in Las Ve­gas.

Luke is a Hol­ly­wood ac­tor, ap­pear­ing in “Blade II” (2002), “Tekken” (2010) and “In­ter­view with a Hit­man” (2012). “I’ve got to learn to play drums at a level that I’m happy with again. I can’t wait to go through the pain and the blis­ters,” he said. “By the time we get there, we’ll be so pre­pared.” He said the band would play their fa­mil­iar songs in a con­tem­po­rary way, rather than in­tro­duce new ma­te­rial.

“It is a 2017 show,” he said. Matt added: “Noth­ing has ever com­pared to hav­ing my brother on stage with me. “We’re per­fec­tion­ists. We both want it to be a spec­ta­cle. This is go­ing to be the best show that Bros has ever done.” Tick­ets go on gen­eral sale on Fri­day.


Bri­tish singers Matt Goss (left) and Luke Goss, from the Bri­tish band Bros, pose to­gether dur­ing a photo-call at the Yam Yard Ho­tel in cen­tral Lon­don yes­ter­day.

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