A Flock of Seagulls

A Flock of Seagulls will be making an appearance in Austin this Memorial Day weekend for a show at Red 7 and the reaction is huge! Everyone seems to be stoked for these 80s icons at such an intimate venue. If you’re like me, you first heard about A Flock of Seagulls from a reference in Austin Powers that says, “The 70s and the 80s? You’re not missing anything, believe me. I’ve looked into it. There’s a gas shortage and A Flock of Seagulls. That’s about it.” If you’re like anyone else, you remember Flock of Seagulls’ decade-defining-do’s and signature new-wave future-pop songs– or the 80s vision of the future, which was essentially just the 80s and a smoke machine. And upon hearing this…

the spirit of the 80s all comes rushing back. And then you proceed to do your version of The Carlton.

Though “I Ran” was their most popular hit in America, they had many more hit songs that fans would argue are even better. The band formed in 1979 in Liverpool, UK and quickly gained recognition in a few years later when their second album, A Flock of Seagulls went gold and they won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the track “D.N.A.” Have a lookski–

They’ve since become 80s icons and legends in their own right. The infamous horned “Flock of Seagulls hair” has been imitated and referenced in countless TV shows and movies for almost three decades. Do512 is giving away a pair of free tickets to the show, Sunday May 29, so click “I like it” on the event to enter to win!

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