Kim Wilde, Here Come The Aliens Tour, York Barbican, Sunday, 8pm

AS Kim Wilde sings on Pop Don't Stop from her new album Here Come The Aliens, "the seasons come and go again and what was old is new again".

Here comes the Eighties pop queen, now 57, with a record named a real-life close encounter that occurred in the gardening expert's back garden in 2009. Twelve songs of swagger and sweetness delve into disco, new wave, electro and glam rock, from the slinky, stomping opener 1969 and the electro Stereo Shot to the shimmering ballad Solstice, the riff-drenched A Different Story and the boisterous Birthday.

A true family affair, Here Come The Aliens was largely co-written by Kim and producer brother Ricky and also features her niece, Scarlett, who has played in Kim's band for a decade and sings on the album. She also co-wrote Pop Don't Stop, Stereo Shot, Solstice, Birthday and Rock The Paradiso and designed the album's Fifties' B-movie-style artwork. Kim's younger sister, Roxanne, has a co-writing credit too for Addicted To You.

Performing with a six-piece band, Kim will combine such hits as Kids In America, Chequered Love, Water On Glass, View From A Bridge, You Keep Me Hanging On, Cambodia, You Came, Never Trust A Stranger and Four Letter Word with selections from the new record.

"I’ve played more in the past 15 years than I did in the first two decades of my career," says Kim, whose early tours included opening for David Bowie and Michael Jackson. "My band and I have headlined several tours abroad, but this is the first one for almost 30 years at home. But I’ve had fantastic experiences here touring with Rewind and Let’s Rock, so our fans know that they have a very special place in my heart. I cannot wait to see them all up close and personal."

Tickets are still available on 0844 854 2757, at or in person from the Barbican box office.