ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have released a brand new track, “Still It’s Not Over,” from their forthcoming studio album, World Be Gone – out on May 19, 2017. Listen to the songhere.
“Still It’s Not Over” illustrates the album’s reflective mood and shows Erasure’s spirit of resistance is undiminished with lyrics that serve as a potent reminder of the band’s place in the gay rights movement.
World Be Gone sees the award-winning songwriters giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination and, as highlighted on the painted artwork showing a ship's masthead rising up from being submerged in the stormy waters, looking forward to the future.
Written, performed and produced by Erasure and mixed by Matty Green, MOJO have described the album as “A triumph of achingly beautiful pop protest music.”
World Be Gone will be available on CD, limited edition orange vinyl, regular vinyl & cassette and is available to pre-order now.
To celebrate World Be Gone, Mute will be hosting a free album release party at the legendary Stonewall Inn in New York on May 17 from 7pm-10pm. Hosted by drag emcee Terra Hyman, Erasure fans will be able to partake in all-Erasure karaoke as well as have the opportunity to hear and purchase the album prior to commercial release. More detailshere.
Following the album’s release, the Love You to the Sky digital EP will be out on June 2. The EP includes mixes by Ladytron,Matt Pop, Loframes,Adam Turnerand the band’s own Vince Clarke as well as a previously unreleased b-side, “Nothing I Could Say.” Preorder the Love You to the Sky EPhere.
The enduring BRIT and Ivor Novello winning pop duo have released a staggering number of albums, including 5 UK Number 1’s and 17 top 10 singles (35 singles charted in the UK Top 40) and their recent best of, Always, saw Erasure entering the Top 10 album charts once again.
Erasure are delighted to have been invited as special guests on Robbie Williams’s 2017 stadium tour taking place in the summer. Ahead of those dates, Erasure perform three sold out headline shows: May 27 in Glasgow, May 28 in Manchester and May 29 at London’s historic Roundhouse. Full details below.
ERASURE TOUR DATES 2017 May 27 – Glasgow, Scotland – 02 Academy (SOLD OUT) May 28 – Manchester, England – Albert Hall (SOLD OUT) May 29 – London, England – Roundhouse (SOLD OUT) June 2 – Manchester, England – Ethiad Stadium * June 3 – Manchester, England – Ethiad Stadium * June 6 – Southampton, England – St Mary’s Stadium * June 9 –Edinburgh, Scotland – Murrayfield Stadium * June 13 – Coventry, England – Ricoh Stadium * June 17 – Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium * June 21 – Cardiff, England – Ethiad Stadium * June 23 – London, England – Stadium (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) * June 26 – Dresden, Germany – DDV Stadion * June 28 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Espirit Arena * June 29 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival July 1 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena * July 4 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffertpark * July 8 – Werchter, Belgium – Festivalpark * July 11 – Hannover, Germany – HDI Arena * July 14 – Verona, Italy – Stadio Bentegodi * July 15 – Lucca, Italy – Summer Festival * July 17 – Barolo, Italy – Collisioni Festival * July 19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank Arena * July 22 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion * July 25 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne * July 26 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne * July 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 Arena * August 1 – Trondheim, Norway – Granåsan Arena * August 4 – Bergen, Norway – Bergenhus Fortress * August 7 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Telia Parken * August 10 – Tampere, Finland – Ratina Stadium * August 13 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy * August 16 – Vilnius, Lithuania – Vingis Park * August 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Airport Letnany * August 23 – Budapest, Hungary – Groupama Arena * August 26 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadium * August 29 – Klagenfurt, Austria – Wörthersee Stadium * September 2 – Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadium * September 7 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ledovi Dvorets Palace * September 10 – Moscow, Russia – Olympiski *
* with Robbie Williams
Listen to “Love You To The Sky”here. Listen to “Love You To The Sky” (Matt Pop Remix)here. Listen to “Love You To The Sky” (Adam Turner Remix) here. Watch the album trailer here.
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