ERASURE celebrate the release of their eighteenth studio album, THE NEON, with the announcement of the first leg of their eagerly anticipated live dates.
October 2021 will see Erasure bring The Neon to venues across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Denmark. The tour kicks off at the Glasgow Armadillo auditorium and includes a show at the London O2 Arena on 17 October.
Andy Bell says, “We’re so excited to be able to – at last – announce dates for The Neon Tour! We’d hoped to have seen you sooner, but can’t wait to see you all in 2021. Until then, keep safe!”.
ERASURE – THE NEON TOUR – 2021 DATES
1 Oct 21 – Glasgow, Armadillo
4 Oct 21 – Dublin, 3Arena
6 Oct 21 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
10 Oct 21 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
12 Oct 21 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
16 Oct 21 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
17 Oct 21 – London, The O2
18 Oct 21 – Brighton, Centre
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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.
The new album is available now as limited edition neon orange vinyl, limited edition neon green cassette and limited edition CD: https://mute.ffm.to/TheNeon