On this day in 1988, Eurythmics bought the full force of their Revenge band and ignited the stage at Wembley Stadium for the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday concert

On this day in 1988, Eurythmics bought the full force of their Revenge band and ignited the stage at Wembley Stadium for the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday concert

The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a popular-music concert staged on June 11, 1988 at Wembley Stadium, London and broadcast to 67 countries and an audience of 600 million. It was also referred to as Freedomfest, Free Nelson Mandela Concert and Mandela Day. In the US, the Fox television network heavily censored the political aspects of the concert.

Eurythmics (introduced by Richard Gere) performed a superb 7 track set, bringing the audience alive from a fairly relaxed start to proceedings. They stormed on stage with the Revenge Band including Jimmy Z Zavala, Joniece Jamison and Chucho Merchan.

“I Need a Man”, “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)”, “Here Comes the Rain Again”, “You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart”, “When Tomorrow Comes”, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, “Brand New Day”

In our Gigography (link below) you can view photo archives, memorabilia, tickets and more!

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