THE sound of 80s electro-pop might be fashionable right now, but give a little respect to duo Erasure who are still producing hits 25 years on.
From Lady Gaga to La Roux, the futuristic, electronic sound Erasure championed is more relevant today than ever and they are once again re-charging the global music scene.
Vince Clarke and Andy Bell have launched a 16-date UK tour, which takes in Preston Guild Hall on Friday, October 21st, with a host of new material.
The Tomorrow’s World tour follows on from the Total Pop Tour of forests across the UK and kicks off in Leicester on October 12th.
It will feature material from their new album, due for release on October 3rd, including the single “When I Start To (Break It All Down)”.
The award-winning duo have enjoyed a string of influential and chart-topping pop anthems including “A Little Respect”, “Sometimes”, “Victim Of Love”, “Ship Of Fools”, “Chains Of Love”, “The Circus”, “Blue Savannah Song”, and “Breathe” which ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts. This was complemented by five consecutive Number 1 albums including “The Innocents”, “Wild!”, “Chorus” and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival “Abba-esque”.
Tomorrow’s World is the band’s first album in more than four years. Released on Mute, it is produced by one of the dance scene’s most exciting new talents, Frankmusik, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys and Ellie Goulding, and mixed by Rob Orton.
Tomorrow’s World was written in New York, London, and at Vince’s cabin studio. It was recorded in Maine, London and Los Angeles between January and June this year, with Vince using his vintage collection of analogue synths for the final touch. The end result is a collection of electronic songs that sound totally contemporary and classic at the same time. All songs are written by the duo.
Tickets are £30 and are on sale now. They are available online at www.prestonguildhall.com or by calling the box office on 0845 344 2012.