Synthpop pioneers Erasure are back with Tomorrow's World, the band's first album in more than four years. The new album is out Fall 2011 and is produced by one of the UK dance scene's most exciting new talents, Frankmusik, whose remixing credits include Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Ellie Goulding and Far East Movement, and whose solo album Complete Me debuted at number 13 in the UK Albums Chart. Tomorrow's World was mixed by Rob Orton.
After Erasure's triumphant return to the stage for Short Circuit presents Mute at the Roundhouse, London - a one-off performance which saw Vince Clarke perform with very special guests Alison Moyet and Feargal Sharkey - plus a performance at 2011's Ultra Music festival, Erasure is bringing the new album to the USA for their first tour in five years.
The 25-date US tour begins on August 31st in Tampa, continues through September, and finishes in Seattle on October 6th. Tickets go on sale on Friday June 24th. Ticket presales - which will offer a chance to preorder the new album Tomorrow's World - will start on Wednesday June 22nd.
Tomorrow's World was written in New York, London, and at Vince Clarke's cabin studio in Maine following a short break, which found Andy Bell recording and releasing his second solo album Non Stop, and Vince Clarke reuniting with former Yazoo partner Alison Moyet for a recent tour. It was recorded in Maine, London and Los Angeles between January and June 2011, with Vince using his vintage collection of analog synths for the final touch. The end result is a collection of electronic songs that sound totally contemporary and classic at the same time. All songs are written by Bell and Clarke.
Tomorrow's World is set for release on Mute in Fall 2011.
31 - Tampa, FL. The Ritz Ybor
2 - Orlando, FL. House of Blues
3 - Atlanta, GA. Center Stage
4 - Asheville, NC. Orange Peel
6 & 7 - Washington, DC. 9:30 Club
8 - Philadelphia, PA. Theatre of Living Arts
10 - Boston, MA. House of Blues
11 - Toronto, ON. Sound Academy
13 & 14 - New York, NY. Terminal 5
16 - Chicago, IL. Congress Theatre
17 - Chicago, IL. Congress Theatre
18 - Milwaukee, WI. Pabst Theater
20 - Indianapolis, IN. The Vogue Theatre
21 - St. Louis, MO. The Pageant
23 - Austin, TX. ACL Live
24 - Houston, TX. Verizon Wirless Theatre
25 - Dallas, TX. House of Blues
27 - Denver, CO. Ogden Theater
28 - Salt Lake City, UT. Kingsbury Hall
30 - Las Vegas, NV. The Palms Concert Theater
1 - Los Angeles, CA. Hollywood Palladium
2 - San Diego, CA. House of Blues
4 - Oakland, CA. Fox Theatre
5 - Portland, OR. Crystal Ballroom
6 - Seattle, WA. Neptune
Hmmm, will have to extend my "Beat the TPC Golf Pro" event by one day in Las Vegas!