The Bangles tour dates
The Bangles rose to fame in the 1980s blending the melodies of '60s British guitar pop with the gloss of new wave. With hits like "Manic Monday," "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Eternal Flame," the band will forever be associated with their MTV heyday, but that hasn't kept the band from enjoying a 21st century comeback as they introduce their talents to a new generation.
The Bangles' background
The Bangles were formed in 1981 with the original lineup of Vicki Peterson (guitar, vocals), Debbi Peterson (drums, vocals) and Susanna Hoffs (guitar, vocals). They added bassist Annette Zilinskas, who would be replaced in early 1983 by Michael Steele, formerly of the Runaways. The Bangles released a self-titled debut EP, followed by their debut album, All Over the Place, in 1984. It garnered considerable radio and MTV play, but real commercial success didn't come until 1986's Different Light. That album included the Prince-penned "Manic Monday," a No. 2 hit in the U.S. and U.K. Meanwhile, "Walk Like an Egyptian" spent four weeks at No. 1 in the U.S.
The Bangles had another hit with their 1987 cover of Paul Simon's "Hazy Shade of Winter," which they recorded for the Less Than Zero soundtrack. That same year, the Bangles released their third album, the slickly produced Everything. It yielded a No. 5 hit with "In Your Room" and the band's second No. 1 with "Eternal Flame." The band went on hiatus soon after , with its members going on to solo efforts and other ventures.
The Bangles reunite
In 1998, the Bangles reunited to record a song for the second Austin Powers movie. The reunion featured a 2000 tour, followed by the 2003 release of a new album, Doll Revolution. The band returned to a retro power pop sound with 2011's Sweetheart of the Sun. In 2014, the Bangles released a compilation of early unreleased tracks and rarities, Ladies and Gentlemen...the Bangles!
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