Update: China Crisis at The Atkinson

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Update: 07/09/2022

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties the China Crisis gig at The Atkinson on Friday 12 August 2022 was cancelled during the performance. This was due to an issue with our lighting rigs which posed a health and safety risk to our performers, audience members, patrons, and staff.

A rescheduled performance date has now been confirmed as Saturday 29 October 2022, with the gig taking place in the larger Theatre Auditorium.

Find out more here.

Our phone lines are extremely busy at this time, thank you for your patience and understanding.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled performance.


Who are China Crisis?

China Crisis were never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards.

Has there ever been a more wistful Top 10 hit than the charming Wishful Thinking?

Their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed he even became a band member back in 1985, producing and playing on Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse.

All the while, the hits kept rolling in… Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all made their way into the UK Top 20.


When are China Crisis Performing at The Atkinson?

Saturday 29 October 2022


How much are the tickets?

£23. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone. Tickets will be available for general sale from Tue 23 Aug.


Where can I buy tickets?

You can purchase tickets here China Crisis - Live music at The Atkinson, Southport