Erasure will visit Birmingham next autumn in support of their 18th studio album, The Neon.
Andy Bell and Vince Clarke will be bringing their touring show to the city’s Utilita Arena on 16 October 2021.
Commenting on the news, Andy said: “We’re so excited to be able to - at last - announce dates for The Neon Tour! We’d hoped to have seen you sooner, but can’t wait to see you all in 2021. Until then, keep safe!”
Explaining the meaning of The Neon, the album’s publicity says: “The Neon is a place that lives in the imagination, that we - you and me - put in the real world. It could be a night club, a shop, a city, a cafe, a country, a bedroom, a restaurant, any place at all. It’s a place of possibility in warm, glowing light, and this is music that takes you there.”
Written and produced by Erasure, the album’s initial sessions saw Vince and Andy “reunite with a fresh optimism and energy”. Vince had been feeling drawn towards his older machines, some of which he’d had since their very early years together: “There’s a warmth to them,” he explains. “There’s also a real beauty in putting different analogue synthesisers together, too - a Pro-One, a Sequential Circuits, a Moog - they give this lovely sheen.”
Taking inspiration from pop music through the decades, from bands Andy loved as a child through to the present day, he explains, “It was about refreshing my love - hopefully our love - of great pop. I want kids now to hear these songs! I wanted to recharge that feeling that pop can come from anyone.”
Tickets for the show go on sale at 10am on 4 September via theticketfactory.com or by calling 0344 338 8222.
For more information, visit erasureinfo.com and mute.com.
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