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Here Come The Aliens tour reaches Birmingham
Can it really be 37 years since a fresh-faced Kim Wilde burst onto the music scene with the worldwide hit single Kids In America? Yes it can – and the good news is that Kim, at the age of 57, is still recording new tunes. The even better news is that she is undertaking her first British headlining tour in nearly 30 years, visiting Birmingham Town Hall on April 21, 2018.

Kim Wilde, Here Come The Aliens, Birmingham Town Hall
New tunes: Kim Wilde (pic: Steve Ullathorne)


Kim has recently released a new album, Here Come The Aliens, preceded by two singles, Pop Don't Stop and Kandy Krush.



A true family affair, Here Come The Aliens was largely co-written by Kim and brother Ricky (who produced the record) and also features her niece Scarlett, who has played in the band for a decade and contributes vocals and songs to the album. The multi-talented Scarlett is also responsible for the album's artwork.

Kim Wilde, Here Come The Aliens, Birmingham Town Hall

"Ricky and I share the same passion for pop," says Kim. "We grew up together with the same influences, we speak the same language when it comes to all things musical. Some love affairs never die and our love affair with pop continues to this day, stronger than ever in fact."

Kim followed Kids In America with some of the most memorable hits of the '80s including Chequered Love, Cambodia, You Keep Me Hangin' On, You Came, Never Trust A Stranger and Four Letter Word. She supported Michael Jackson on his Bad tour in Europe and David Bowie on his 1990 European Greatest Hits stadium tour.

The '90s saw Kim continue in the spotlight with the albums Love Moves and Love Is featuring singles including Love Is Holy and the Bee Gee's classic If I Can't Have You from The Singles Collection 1981-1993.

Kim Wilde, Here Come The Aliens, Birmingham Town Hall
In the spotlight: Kim Wilde


After a break from music to get married, have children and re-discover a love for gardening, Kim returned to playing live in 2001 with various festivals and tours including Australia in 2003, before signing to EMI in Germany in 2006 and releasing the Never Say Never album.

After several chart successes with the singles from the album, Kim and her band took to the road, performing more than 50 shows in 2007, including two tours and various festivals in 2008. The year 2009 saw another European tour, followed by the Come Out And Play album in 2010, which went top 10 in Germany and Switzerland and was followed by a sell-out European tour. In 2011 Snapshots, Kim's album of her favourite cover versions, was released.

In 2013 she released the Wilde Winter Songbook album, which featured her favourite Christmas and winter-inspired songs, both cover versions and original material. In 2015 and 2016 there were festival appearances across Europe, plus tours of Holland and a tour of Australia with Howard Jones.

Kim Wilde, Here Come The Aliens, Birmingham Town Hall
On stage: Kim Wilde


"I've played more in the past 15 years than I did in the first two decades of my career," says Kim. "My band and I have headlined several tours abroad, but this is the first one for almost 30 years at home. Our fans know that they have a very special place in my heart and I cannot wait to see them all up close and personal."

Kim Wilde 2018 UK tour dates:

April 13: Plug, Sheffield;
April 15: Barbican, York;
April 16: The Sage, Gateshead;
April 19: The Victoria Theatre, Halifax;
April 20: Opera House, Buxton;
April 21: Town Hall, Birmingham;
April 22: City Hall, Salisbury;
April 24: The White Rock Theatre, Hastings;
April 26: Koko, London;
April 30: The Lowry, Salford.


Kim Wilde, Here Come The Aliens, Birmingham Town Hall
Venue: Birmingham Town Hall
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Why? New album and tour from the ageless Kim Wilde
When: Touring until April 30, 2018. Birmingham show is on April 21
Phone: 0121 780 3333
Where: Birmingham Town Hall and touring
Cost: £27.50 - £35 plus fees
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