Monday 25th October: Due to popular demand ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have added extra UK dates to the European leg of The Neon Tour in May 2022 – including a date at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Tuesday 10th May.
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 2022. Until then, keep safe!”
ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) celebrate the release of their eighteenth studio album The Neon - a place that lives in the imagination that we – you and me – put in the real world. It could be a nightclub, a shop, a city, a cafe, a country, a bedroom, a restaurant, any place at all. It is 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 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 inputting 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.
Tickets on-sale Friday 29th October at 10 am via www.ticketmaster.ie
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