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Mike + The Mechanics announced as part of line-up for The 80s Cruise 2018

83754Mike + The Mechanics will be taking part in 2018’s 80s Cruise, hosted by Rick Springfield. Other confirmed acts include Loverboy, ex-Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, and The Tubes.

The cruise will run from March 17-March 24 2018, departing from  Ft. Lauderdale, FL on March 17  and calling at Nassau, the Bahamas; St. Thomas; Tortola in the British Virgin Islands; and CocoCay in the Bahamas before returning to port on March 24.

In addition to concerts, the cruise will feature themed parties, autograph and Q&A sessions, a celebrity poker tournament, and more.

For more information and for bookings, please visit the 80s Cruise website.

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Series: Collecting the Mechanics Part 2: Live Recordings

A new year, and a new installment of our series on Collecting the Mechanics. This month, Alan Hewitt takes us through the Mechanics’ touring history with a selection of standout audio and video recordings. Where possible, we have tried to add links to clips from the videos that are mentioned.

Words and photos by Alan Hewitt of The Waiting Room.


From L to R: Zurich 1989 (photo by G Truffer), Manchester 1995 (photo by J Guntrip), Schaan 2016 (photo by D Konrad)

Continuing the look at the various aspects of collecting which are associated with the band, we now look at the various live and studio performances which the band have made over the years. As you may imagine, this is perhaps one of the most fertile areas of endeavour for a collector and what follows is by no means an exhaustive listing of the material that is available in this field, but more of a taster to whet your appetites, if you will. So, here, tour by tour and album by album is a look at some of this fascinating material…

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