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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –
Belinda Carlisle is excited to be part of Retro Futura, American’s premier 80’s concert tour.
Belinda was and occasionally still is the lead vocalist for the pop rock band The Go-Go’s and also a phenomenally successful solo artist who still tours and, eventually, records to this day.
The first release from Heaven on Earth was “Heaven is a Place on Earth”, an enormous international hit, topping the charts not only in the U.S. but also in the U.K. and several other countries. It is to this day probably her best-known song.
SD: Best part about reliving the 80’s on this tour?
BC: It’s amazing! The 80’s were so great for music. It is a lot of fun to be part of this tour. It’s going to be instant gratification for the fans.
SD: Which songs do you still enjoy singing while on the tour?
BC: The one that I don’t sing while on this tour – “Summer Rain.” It is such a great song with a complex melody. I will be singing a lot of fan favorites. I still love singing “Mad About You.”
SD: Do you get sentimental when you perform a Go-Go’s song?
BC: I don’t get sentimental about the songs, but I do get sentimental about us as a group and what we have accomplished. We just performed a 3-night sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl. I am still humble and honored that so many fans want to continue to see us perform.
SD: How do you feel about the music industry today?
BC: Honesty, I do not pay much attention to it. Most of today’s artists are uninteresting. The music industry is more about producing a package than producing someone with real talent. I am a huge fan of Lady Gaga and Adele. Both have real talent.
SD: With your roots in punk rock, do you still have some in you?
BC: Always! It’s in my DNA. I will always have a little rebel in me. I am always looking for ways to reinvent myself, but I will always be that little punk rocker who started the Go-Go’s so long ago.