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Erasure to celebrate new album 'The Neon' with UK tour and mammoth show at London's O2 Arena

The iconic synth-pop duo are heading out on the road this October.

2021-07-15

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Erasure are celebrating the release of their eighteenth studio album The Neon, soon to be followed with The Neon Remixed, out 30 July.

October 2021 will see them live on tour at venues across the UK including a show at London’s the O2 Arena on 17 October where they will be joined by support from Blancmange.

Tickets for these unmissable dates are on sale now via MyTicket.co.uk and venue box offices. 

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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. 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,” he explains.

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 Neon brings warmth and a brilliant brightness, connecting us to our pasts and our futures as it glistens with hope. It creates beautiful places where our imaginations can roam, bringing us together, twinkling and beaming. The Neon puts you and me in a celebratory world, now and forever, illuminated and alive. 

Erasure’s October takes them from Glasgow to Brighton via London’s O2 Arena for a huge date on 17 October.

Tickets available at MyTicket.co.uk and venue box offices.