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Electro-pop legends Erasure have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2018 – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday, 3 February.
The synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke, kick off the run of 18 shows at Dublin’s Olympia on Wednesday 31 January, rounding off at London’s Eventim Apollo on Friday 23 February.
Erasure, who are due to support Robbie Williams at BT Murrayfield on June 9, have also just unveiled the Vince Clarke remix of Love You To The Sky from their new EP. You can listen to it below
The original version of Love You To The Sky is taken from World Be Gone, the band’s latest studio album, which went into the UK Official Albums Chart at No. 6 – their highest new entry in the album chart since 1994’s I Say I Say I Say.
The enduring BRIT and Ivor Novello winning pop duo have released a staggering number of albums, including 5 UK Number 1’s and 17 top 10 singles (35 singles charted in the UK Top 40) both the new album and the recent best of, Always, saw Erasure entering the Top 10 album charts once again.
World Be Gone sees the award-winning songwriters in a reflective mood, giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination and, as highlighted on the painted artwork showing a ship’s masthead rising up from being submerged in the stormy waters, looking forward to the future.
The Love You To The Sky EP is out on 2 June as a Maxi CD and Digital EP. In addition to the Vince Clarke remix, this includes mixes by Ladytron, Loframes, Adam Turner and Matt Pop as well as a previously unreleased b-side, Nothing I Could Say.
ERASURE HEADLINE TOUR – 2018
31 Jan – Dublin Olympia
2 Feb – Dundee Caird Hall
3 Feb – Edinburgh Usher Hall
4 Feb – Newcastle City Hall
6 Feb – Liverpool Philharmonic
7 Feb – Hull City Hall
8 Feb – Manchester O2 Apollo
10 Feb – Cambridge Corn Exchange
11 Feb – Birmingham O2 Academy
12 Feb – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
14 Feb – Ipswich Regent
15 Feb – Southampton O2 Guildhall
16 Feb – Cardiff St David’s Hall
18 Feb – Aylesbury Friars Waterside Theatre
19 Feb – Brighton Dome
20 Feb – Guildford G Live
22 Feb – Norwich UEA
23 Feb – London Eventim Apollo
Tickets are onsale from Friday 2 June – http://www.erasureinfo.com/concerts