Pet Shop Boys announce extra dates for tour
Following five sold-out shows in Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bournemouth on their ‘Super Tour’ across the UK this February, the Pet Shop Boys are delighted to announce that they will return to the UK again in June 2017 with two extra dates in Blackpool and Nottingham.
This week, Pet Shop Boys will collect the trophy for the Godlike Genius award at the VO5 NME Awards 2017. Previous Godlike Genius recipients include U2, Primal Scream, Blondie, The Cure and last year’s winners, Coldplay. NME’s editor-in-chief Mike Williams said: “For three decades, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have been pushing the boundaries of pop music, releasing a series of consistently excellent singles and albums and working to blur the boundaries between art, music and social commentary”.
For over 25 years the Pet Shop Boys have been regarded as innovators of the modern live music show, incorporating multimedia and theatrical elements into their productions, and they have worked with Derek Jarman, Zaha Hadid and Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The Super Tour will see Pet Shop Boys perform songs from their acclaimed new album ‘Super’, as well as classic PSB hits and album tracks from their entire career. The Super tour was staged by long-term Pet Shop Boys designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page and the live arrangements were created together with Stuart Price, who produced the Super album.
When the show was premiered last summer in a sold-out season at the Royal Opera House in London, it was described by The Independent newspaper as “a vivid, laser-laden spectacular” while the Daily Telegraph raved that “the show encompasses high culture, club culture, theatre, cinema, political satire and a mind-bending laser show”.
The Super Tour will visit the following six cities in February 2017 and additional two cities in June 2017:
Feb 18 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Feb 19 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Feb 21 – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
Feb 22 – Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
Feb 24 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Feb 26 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
Feb 21 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
Feb 22 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Tickets for Blackpool and Nottingham go on general sale this Friday, 17th February at 10am via SeeTickets and TicketMaster