Anie Lennox and Dave Stewart reformed Eurythmics for a rare performance at the band’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart made a rare return to the stage as Eurythmics Saturday night to celebrate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The duet began with the song “ Would I Lie to You ” from 1985, before moving into a thrilling performance of “ Missionary Man ” from 1986. The crowd exploded when they finally performed their signature song from 1983, ” Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) “.
Eurythmics was active between 1980 and 1990, breaking through with “ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) ” and achieving subsequent success with songs like “ There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) “, ” Thorn in My Side ” And ” Would I Lie to You “. The duo split in 1990, with Lennox embarking on a successful solo career, while Stewart became an in-demand producer.
In 1999, Stewart and Lennox reformed the band for a new album, Peace, which did not really mark the start of a second phase. Of the nine bands inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, Eurythmics is the only one no longer active. They haven’t released an album since Peaceand while Stewart and Lennox remained close, they only took the stage together on special occasions, including a charity concert in 2019.
“ It’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work, the amount of songs we’ve produced and recorded and the number of places we’ve playedStewart told WECB following the group’s induction announcement earlier this year. We tend to forget as life goes on, but when something like that happens, we think, “Wow, I almost killed myself doing that.” “.
Lennox added: “ We both feel like something of a circle has come full circle. It’s a strange thing. I didn’t expect to feel this way. But things made sense, in a strange way. A musician is an ambitious creature from the start. We have the feeling of wanting to express something. Sometimes it’s clear. Sometimes no. And then you go for it and maybe something happens for you, or maybe not. If so, it’s never really what you expect. And so our journey has really been a journey of decades and decades. Things have happened personally, musically and in the world throughout these decades that you could never have anticipated. »