Synthpop duo Erasure to blast back to Aberdeen for winter gig

Synthpop duo Erasure to blast back to Aberdeen for winter gig

Eighties New Wave titans Erasure are set to pay their respects to their Aberdeen fans with a gig at the city’s Music Hall as part of a UK tour.

Singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke were one of the most successful artists of the 80s/90s and had 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK chart including A Little Respect, Chains of Love, and Always.

They will return to Aberdeen – they played a sell-out gig at the now-demolished Capitol in 1988 – to play the Music Hall on Wednesday, November 19 and tickets go on sale this Friday (May 30) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

“For many people Erasure provided the soundtrack for the 80s - and beyond, having produced first class music from their early days through to today,” said Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.

“We know Andy and Vince have a legion of fans here in the North-east and we expect their Music Hall gig to be one of the most memorable nights of the year.”

Erasure’s latest acclaimed album Snow Globe was released at the end of 2013, and Make It Wonderful the second single from the album was released in February. Andy and Vince are currently working on a new album which will be released later this year.

Before the Aberdeen gig,  they will be headlining at this year’s CarFest festivals, both North on August 1 and South on August 22, raising funds for the BBC’s Children in Need charity.

Erasure was formed in London in the early 80s and entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single Who Needs Love Like That. By 2009, 34 of their 45 singles and EPs (of which eight out of the 45 were not chart eligible in the UK) had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10.

The duo have toured extensively and sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

The band is also popular within the LGBT community for whom the openly gay singer Andy Bell has become an icon.

Posted on Tuesday 27 May

comments (1)

posted by Kelly | Tuesday 27 May 2.53pm

Wow, to say I'm a little bit excited about this would be an understatement. Huge Erasure fan and have been all over the UK to see them. Am amazed they're now coming to my hometown again as I never thought it would happen.

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