ERASURE – Unveil first track from new album ‘World Beyond’

ERASURE - Announce 'World Beyond' a new album with Echo Collective 1

ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have unveiled the first track from World Beyond, the new album out on 9 March 2018.

World Beyond is a collaboration with Echo Collective, the Brussels based collective of post-classical musicians best known for their ongoing collaborative work with A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Johann Johannsson, Dustin O’Halloran and Stars of the Lid and sees the entirety of Erasure’s 2017 album, World Be Gone, given a post-classical rework.

Listen to ‘Still It’s Not Over’, which tackles the LGBT+ rights movement post-Stonewall and highlights the band’s place within that movement, BELOW:

World Beyond was recorded over ten days by Andy Bell and six performers from the Echo Collective. Produced by Echo Collective, mixed by Gareth Jones and arranged by the Echo Collective’s Gary De Cart, Margaret Hermant and Neil Leiter, you can watch a short film BELOW, documenting the recording:

The tracks featured on World Beyond show award-winning songwriters Vince Clarke and Andy Bell in a more reflective mood, giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination. This new collaboration gives a new dimension to the tracks and the band’s optimism about the future remains clear and bright. Andy Bell explains: “…the reinterpretations have brought such enormous context to the songs, it has created a new place for them.”

The original idea for the album developed from Vince Clarke, who initially suggested that a single from World Be Gone could be given an orchestral reinterpretation, but as the idea expanded and took shape, he spoke at length to the Echo Collective ahead of the recording. “It was great to talk through ideas with Echo Collective and then see how their arrangements took shape. The collaboration has given elements of the album a whole new feel and Andy’s vocals remain as powerful and uplifting as ever” says Clarke.

Erasure have began their 2018 headline tour (with support from Bright Light, Bright Light). The sold out UK leg of the tour finishes with two shows at the Hammersmith Apollo before the band travel to Europe and then continue their dates in North and South America – full details below.

ERASURE HEADLINE TOUR – EUROPE

2 Feb – Dundee Caird Hall SOLD OUT

3 Feb – Edinburgh Usher Hall SOLD OUT

4 Feb – Newcastle City Hall SOLD OUT

6 Feb – Liverpool Philharmonic SOLD OUT

7 Feb – Hull City Hall SOLD OUT

8 Feb – Manchester O2 Apollo SOLD OUT

10 Feb – Cambridge Corn Exchange SOLD OUT

11 Feb – Birmingham O2 Academy SOLD OUT

12 Feb – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall SOLD OUT

14 Feb – Ipswich Regent SOLD OUT

15 Feb – Southampton O2 Guildhall SOLD OUT

16 Feb – Cardiff St David’s Hall SOLD OUT

18 Feb – Aylesbury Friars Waterside Theatre SOLD OUT

19 Feb – Brighton Dome SOLD OUT

20 Feb – Guildford G Live SOLD OUT

22 Feb – Norwich UEA SOLD OUT

23 Feb – London Eventim Apollo – SOLD OUT

24 Feb – London Eventim Apollo – SOLD OUT

27 Feb – Cologne E-Werk SOLD OUT

28 Feb – Hamburg Mehr Theater SOLD OUT

1 March – Berlin Columbiahalle SOLD OUT

3 March – Leipzig Haus Auensee SOLD OUT

4 March – Munich Tonhalle SOLD OUT

5 March – Frankfurt Batschkapp SOLD OUT

7 March – Hanover Capitol SOLD OUT

9 March – Copenhagen Royal Arena

13 March – Dublin Olympia SOLD OUT (rescheduled from January)

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