Forever young fans of Euro-pop, 80’s music masters, Alphaville, unite!
The German synthpop and new wave band which rocketed to popularity in the 1980s will make its Los Angeles concert debut this month of August, 2017 thanks to our friends at L.A. Concert Group, responsible for bringing the international music sensation to our sunny and exciting city.
At Ian Media marketing our team was asked to help launch a regional Cable TV advertising campaign announcing this special concert event in Southern California. The 30-seconds TV commercial aired on powerful networks such as: E!, AMC, Comedy Central, CNN, Fox News, and FX .
The Origins of Alphaville, the European hit making group behind hit singles “Big in Japan,” Forever Young.”
The founding members of the band were lead singer Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, and Frank Mertens.
Alphaville formed in early 1982, in Münster, Germany when Marian Gold and Bernhard Lloyd met at the music project Nelson Community. Months later, Frank Mertens joined the project. Together, the three wrote the monster-hit “Forever Young” which until this day plays on AC and pop radio worldwide, and has been covered by numerous rock and pop stars like Tiffany, The Killers, in addition to up-and-coming musicians on YouTube.
In 1984, the group released their debut single, “Big in Japan”, which Gold wrote in 1979 after hearing the music of Holly Johnson’s band Big in Japan. The song was another huge hit for Alphaville, promising music coming from a band with strong lyrics, memorable riffs and its own sophisticated stamp.
Following their success with more hit singles like “Sounds Like a Melody,” Jet Set,” Dance with Me” cemented the band’s place in music history, with a lasting effect on generations long after the original release of each song.
The latest Alphaville album, Strange Attractor, was released on April 7, 2017. The band has been touring extensively since their 1980s beginning. These days, fans in United States are particularly happy hearing about the band’s recent concert dates in selected cities across the country.
Marian Gold (Alphaville) and Band Come to Los Angeles for a Special Concert Event
With the help of L.A. Concert Group fans in Los Angeles area will finally see their beloved Alphaville live. Diehard fans and lovers of 80s synth-pop will witness frontman Marian Gold take the stage, on August 12, 2017, under the stars, at the beautiful Starlight Bowl amphitheater in Burbank, CA. See the TV commercial below.
Don’t miss your chance to experience an amazing night of music while sharing old memories and forming new ones with an army of loyal fans.
Trivia: Did you know that the band was at first named FOREVER YOUNG before changing its name to ALPHAVILLE?
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Additional music, prior to the main event will be served by DJ BPM, in addition to a live performance by original the lead vocalist of Information Society, Christopher Anton, with his band, the Jonses.
Alphaville’s current band members are
- Marian Gold – Vocals (1982–present)
- David Goodes – Guitars (2003–present)
- Jakob Kiersch – Drums (2003–present)
- Carsten Brocker – Keyboards & Machines (2014–present)
- Alexandra Merl – Bass (2016–present)
For more info on Alphaville & concert tickets CLICK HERE.
Alphaville’s official website: http://www.alphaville.info
Watch the official U.S. concert TV commercial below.