Erasure Announces 2022 North American Tour

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The Press Release:
ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) today announce a North American tour produced by Live Nation set to launch January 14, 2022 in Miami before wrapping up in late February at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Pre-sales begin tomorrow with tickets available to the general public beginning Friday, June 25 at 12pm local time. Bag Raiders will open each date with a DJ set. See the touring itinerary below and visit Erasure’s website for further details.

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News of the North American tour follows the 2020 release of Erasure’s rapturously received eighteenth studio album, The Neon. Featuring jubilant songs such as “Nerves of Steel,” “Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling),” and “Fallen Angel,” The Neon was met with widespread critical acclaim with critics and fans alike praising Andy and Vince’s euphoric reemergence at a time when the world needed them most.

This summer, the duo will release The Neon Remixed, a collection of reimaginings of songs from The Neon by artists such as Kim Ann Foxman, Hifi Sean, Octo Octa, Paul Humphreys (OMD), Andy Bell & Gareth Jones, Brixxtone, Theo Kottis, and more. Also included is the brand new single “Secrets.”

The Neon Remixed is set for release July 30 on limited edition (first pressing only) double colored vinyl and gatefold CD, both packaged in a mirror board sleeve. Pre-orders via MuteBank and Lexer Music will be entered into a draw to win a bespoke neon sign designed by Yellowpop. Pre-order here.

The Neon is a place that lives in the imagination. 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 to work on the follow up to 2017’s World Be Gone with a fresh optimism and energy, in part born from their own recent personal projects. Vince goes on to explain, “Our music is always a reflection of how we’re feeling. Andy was in a good place spiritually, and so was I – really good places in our minds. You can hear that.”

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.”

The album’s vocals were recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, with Vince joining Andy at the studio sessions, and the mixing was done by the band in London earlier this year. Photographs were shot at that time in the unique environs of Gods Own Junkyard, a gallery housing a huge collection of vintage neon. Andy enthuses, “I felt like it was being inside a virtual reality game. I loved that it felt like being in a different world. That’s what I want our new album to convey.”

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Erasure The Neon Tour 2021-2022:
October 1 – Glasgow, Scotland – Armadillo
October 2 – Glasgow, Scotland – Armadillo
October 4 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
October 6 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
October 7 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
October 9 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
October 10 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
October 12 – Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena
October 14 – Bournemouth, England – International Centre
October 16 – Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena
October 17 – London, England – The O2
October 18 – Brighton, England – Centre
October 21 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
October 22 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
October 24 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
October 26 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
October 27 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
October 28 – Leipzig, Germany – Immobilien Arena
January 14 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
January 15 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center
January 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
January 18 – Durham, NC – DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center
January 20 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
January 25 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
January 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Byham Theater
January 28 – Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
January 29 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
February 1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
February 3 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
February 4 – Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars *
February 5 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens Bank
February 8 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
February 11 – Houston, TX – TBA (venue & on sale to be announced)
February 12 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
February 13 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater *
February 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
February 18 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
February 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
February 23 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
February 25 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
February 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Performance Venue @ Hollywood Park
February 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre

~ All North American dates supported by Bag Raiders (DJ set)
* Not a Live Nation date

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Truth be told I’ve never really followed the group since Synth Pop was not my thing during the bands earliest years. I do love the signature hit “A Little Respect” and even jammed this with a cover band way back in the day a number of years ago but shows, nope. While concert reporting is generally something I do for the PiercingMetal site, I’d be open to checking the band out and seeing how much fun their music is in the live sense. What do you readers think about this tour announcement? Will you be heading to one or more of the dates listed above? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you back here soon with something else. Stay safe out there of course.


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