Kim Wilde Teases Aus Tour

9 March 2024 | 11:09 am | Mary Varvaris

Kim Wilde last visited Australia in November 2016 on a co-headline tour with fellow ‘80s icon Howard Jones.

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Remember Kids Of America? How about You Keep Me Hangin’ On? Well, there’s good news coming your way: Kim Wilde is preparing to announce an Australian tour.

The English singer, best known for her debut single and her cover of a The Supremes classic, is the most-charted British female solo artist of the ‘80s thanks to holding 17 Top 40 singles in the UK.

While Kim Wilde’s 1981 self-titled debut album debuted at #25 in Australia, her 1982 follow-up, Select, landed at #8. Over the years, she’s featured on and disappeared from the ARIA Charts (she’s been a chart mainstay with numerous singles). Wilde’s most recent album, Here Come The Aliens, was released in March 2018.

Kim Wilde last visited Australia in November 2016 on a co-headline tour with fellow ‘80s icon Howard Jones. According to tour promoters Metropolis Touring, she’s announcing a tour soon, with the opportunity to register for the exclusive pre-sale on Wednesday, 13 March.

⭐️ 1980’s UK pop icon KIM WILDE returns to Australia for the First Time Since 2016 for her Greatest Hits Tour ⭐️...

Posted by Metropolis Touring on Thursday, March 7, 2024

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Wilde’s upcoming return to Australia will be a Greatest Hits Tour. For more information, stay tuned to Metropolis Touring’s socials and the link for Wilde’s tour.

Last week, a 4 CD box set of Wilde’s output for RAK Records was released, showcasing remastered Kim WildeSelect and Catch As Catch Can (1983) with bonus tracks and a disc of remixes (the Special Disco Mixes).

Love Blonde: The RAK Years is out now.

In a review of Wilde’s concert at Perth’s Astor Theatre in November 2013, The Music reviewer Mac McNaughton declared that Wilde is a “survivor” of the ‘80s pop era.

McNaughton wrote, “Rocking out four of her earliest singles off the bat reminded us how boisterously her career started. Her cover of Bee Gees' If I Can't Have You and tracks Keep Me Hangin' On and the gracious You Came enveloped The Astor in pure joy.”

The Music’s Cyclone Wehner has described Wilde as “trailblazing”, explaining in an interview with the star: “Wilde was trailblazing - the synthwave CambodiaView From A Bridge and Child Come Away still sound cutting-edge today”.