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20th Anniversary Lost 80s Live Performance to Showcase MTV Era Musicians + Arcade Games
By Claire Natale - Tuesday Jul 12, 2022
Arizona event company Forty8 Live! and KOOL 94.5 FM are partnering to kick-off a bodacious trip back to the 80s. On September 1 starting at 7:30 p.m. in Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre, Valley residents can exclusively experience all of their New Wave favorites performed live during the 20th annual Lost 80s Live event.

“We are thrilled to bring back Lost 80s Live for the true Valley Girls and Guys to come and get their righteous groove on,” said Mike O’Donnell, director of partnerships at Forty8 Live! “This is a most triumphant evening ever for our Valley friends and families to create reunions and share both tubular old and new memories with the strongest 80’s line-up singing all of their hits one right after the other! I can’t wait….Cowabunga!”

The talent line-up for the Lost 80s event will feature international MTV 80’s bands, including Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Stacey Q, Naked Eyes, Musical Youth, Dramarama and Missing Persons. Authentic 70s and 80s pinball machines and arcade games will be provided by Mesa-based StarFighters Arcade as included entertainment for attendees. Flipper fanatics can anticipate a pinball tournament prior to the event for front row seats.

“The arcades of the 80s were spaces for people to gather, interact and let competitive sides run wild,” said David Horen, director of events at Forty8 Live! “Our friends at StarFighters Arcade are bringing these collector condition games to the concert for everyone to play! For those who never got to experience our MTV era, get stoked for an outrageously amazing time with these true 80’s artists!”

Seating will be limited for this intimate show where no seat is more than 70 feet from the stage. Four tiers of tickets are available now for all ages. Pricing begins at $45. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Parking can be purchased ahead of time through the online ticket portal, or day-of for $10 cash. For more information concerning tickets, location, parking instructions and activities available at Lost 80s Live, visit

About Forty8 Live!

Forty8 Live!, nationally renowned as innovative event producers who create, book, produce and market memorable live entertainment experiences – from medium to large public concerts, festivals and themed special events to corporate events, civic celebrations and private concerts. The purpose behind Forty8 Live! is to target, captivate and inspire consumers through the power of live entertainment, great food, and spirited beverages. With over five decades of combined experience creating signature events, the team at Forty8 Live! have proven masterful in producing significant economic impact in the communities they serve, creating memorable experiences for the attendees and delivering results that exceed the expectations of their partners. Their exclusive special event platforms allow Forty8 Live! to integrate, measure and shape a brand experience unlike any other activation medium. Based in Arizona, Forty8 Live! is one of the largest producers of special events with an impressive roster of over a dozen signature annual events. For additional information, a complete list of services and current projects, please visit or email them at

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