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Soft Cell Singer to Perform in Croatia for First Time

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British pop star Marc Almond, most famous for his No. 1 hit “Tainted Love” as part of Soft Cell, will perform in Croatia for the first time in December…

Almond, who rose to fame as a member of the new wave dup Soft Cell and has had a diverse solo career selling over 30 million records worldwide, will perform at Lauba in Zagreb on 12 December. The concert will be broadcast by radio station Yammat FM and there will be no general ticket sales and only invitations sent out.

Almond and Soft Cell had a number of Top 40 hits, including “Tainted Love” (UK No. 1), “Bedsitter” (UK No. 4), “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” (UK No. 3), “Torch” (UK No. 2), “What!” (UK No. 3), “Soul Inside” (UK No. 16), and the club hit “Memorabilia”, and four Top 20 albums in the UK between 1981-84.

Photo: Marc Almond (Manezh Kadetskogo Korpusa" by shiver_shi)

Photo: Marc Almond (Manezh Kadetskogo Korpusa” by shiver_shi)

 

Soft Cell disbanded in 1984 though they reunited in 2001. Almond’s first proper solo album was Vermin in Ermine, released in 1984. This year Almond released the album The Velvet Train and he is also currently working on a song cycle to accompany the filming of a multi media performance of À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans.

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