By Igor Miranda
Vocalist and bassist Tony Lewis of the British band The Outfield died at age 62. The information was confirmed by his press office.
Lewis passed away last Monday, “suddenly and unexpectedly,” according to a statement. The cause of death was not informed.
Formed in 1984, The Outfield was quite successful in those days with its debut album, “Play Deep” (1985). The album, which sold more than 3 million copies in the United States, hit the hit “Your Love”, for which the band is remembered today. The tracks “All the Love in the World” and “Everytime You Cry” also stood out at the time.
The following album, “Bangin ‘” (1987), did not repeat the same success as the previous one, but brought “Since You’ve Been Gone” as a prominent single. The band released another seven studio albums and two live albums – one of them, “Live in Brazil” (2001), recorded in Brazil – before ending activities in 2014, with the death of guitarist and vocalist John Spinks.
In recent years, Tony Lewis has been working on a solo career. The album “Out of the Darkness” came out in 2018, while an acoustic EP titled “Unplugged – The Acoustic Sessions” was released last May.