Synthpop pioneers Erasure are back with Tomorrow’s World, the band’s first album in more than four years. The new album is out Fall 2011 and is produced by one of the UK dance scene’s most exciting new talents, Frankmusik, whose remixing credits include Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Ellie Goulding, and Far East Movement and whose solo album Complete Me debuted at number 13 in the UK Albums Chart. Tomorrow’s World was mixed by Rob Orton.
After Erasure’s triumphant return to the stage for Short Circuit presents Mute at the Roundhouse, London, a one-off performance which saw Vince Clarke perform with very special guests Alison Moyet and Feargal Sharkey, plus a performance at 2011’s Ultra Music festival, Erasure is bringing the new album to the U.S. for their first tour in five years! The 25-date US tour begins August 31st in Tampa, continues through September, and finishes in Seattle on October 6th. Tickets go on sale Friday June 24th at Ticketmaster, as well as TicketFly. Ticket presales, which will offer a chance to preorder the new album Tomorrow’s World, will start on Wednesday June 22nd. Anyone preordering the album will get exclusive early access to tracks from Tomorrow’s World before the tour starts!
Tomorrow’s World was written in New York, London, and at Vince Clarke’s cabin studio in Maine following a short break, which found Andy Bell recording and releasing his second solo album Non Stop, and Vince Clarke reuniting with former Yazoo partner Alison Moyet for a recent tour. It was recorded in Maine, London and Los Angeles between January and June 2011, with Vince using his vintage collection of analog 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 Bell and Clarke.
From Lady Gaga to La Roux, the futurist, electronic sound Erasure championed is more relevant today than ever, and once again re-charging the global music scene. The award-winning duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems. Songs like “A Little Respect”, “Sometimes”, “Victim Of Love”, “Ship Of Fools”, “Chains Of Love”, “The Circus”, and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums in the UK including “The Innocents”, “Wild!”, “Chorus” and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival “Abba-esque”.
Tomorrow’s World is set for release on Mute in Fall 2011.
U.S Tour Dates:
Wed. August 31st Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
Fri. September 2nd Orlando, FL House of Blues
Sat. September 3rd Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Sun. September 4th Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Tues. September 6th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed. September 7th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Thurs. September 8th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Sat. September 10th Boston, MA House of Blues
Sun. September 11th Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Tues. September 13th New York, NY Terminal 5
Wed. September 14th New York, NY Terminal 5
Fri. September 16th Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Sat. September 17th Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Sun. September 18th Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Tues. September 20th Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
Wed. September 21st St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Fri. September 23rd Austin, TX ACL Live
Sat. September 24th Houston, TX Verizon Wirless Theatre
Sun. September 25th Dallas, TX House of Blues
Tues. September 27th Denver, CO Ogden Theater
Wed. September 28th Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
Fri. September 30th Las Vegas, NV The Palms Concert Theater
Sat. October 1st Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
Sun. October 2nd San Diego, CA House of Blues
Tues. October 4th Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Wed. October 5th Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Thurs. October 6th Seattle, WA Neptune
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