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Bright Light Bright Light – aka Rod Thomas – says he can’t wait to open for his musical heroes Erasure on their forthcoming UK tour, which includes a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on February 3.
“My love of Erasure and how important I think they are both to the LGBT community and to music in general has been well documented,” says London/New York based Rod, whose albums Make Me Believe In Hope (2012), Life Is Easy (2014) and Choreography (2016) have won him an army of admirers.
“Being able to do a full tour opening for them is a total joy,” he continues. “The teenage me can’t believe what’s happening and the current me isn’t much calmer either really.
“Vince and Andy are legends and also happen to be two of the nicest people I’ve met, so all in all, this double bill is a dream.”
With a penchant for “drama” like Erasure, BLBL’s latest release, Little Bit, from the Choreography album (released as a digital single on January 26), captures his most euphoric and over the top loving side – it’s a song about wanting to show someone the extent of your love orchestrated by pounding drums, gorgeous synths and saxophone.
It’s accompanied by a club-friendly, deeper electronic mix by NYC’s John “J-C” Carr who gives effortless cool to the track.
You can listen to Little Bit HERE
Bright Light Bright Light on tour with Erasure:
29-31 Dublin Olympia
2 – Dundee Caird Hall,
3 – Edinburgh Ulster Hall,
4 – Newcastle City Hall,
6 – Liverpool Philharmonic,
7 – Hull City Hall,
8 – Manchester Apollo,
10 – Cambridge Corn Exchange,
11 – Birmingham Academy,
12 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall,
14 – Ipswich Regent,
15 – Southampton Guildhall,
16 – Cardiff St David’s Hall,
18 – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre,
19 – Brighton Dome,
20 – Guildford G Live,
22 – Norwich UEA,
23 / 24 – London Eventim Apollo