ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have shared live favourite, ‘Phantom Bride’, ahead of the release of their forthcoming live album, World Be Live – out on 2CD and 3-vinyl on 13 July 2018 and on download formats on 6 July 2018.
Listen to the track (originally featured on 1988’s The Innocents), recorded in London on their sold-out World Be Gone UK tour earlier this year.
You can Pre-order World Be Live here
World Be Live completes a trilogy of albums that began in 2017 with the release of Erasure’s seventeenth studio album World Be Gone, and continued with World Beyond, their post-classical reworking of the songs from World Be Gone recorded in collaboration with Echo Collective and released in March this year.
The new live album was recorded across two shows at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith at the close of Erasure’s sold out UK World Be Gone tour which saw the award-winning songwriters play hits from across their career in a show that included live versions of the timeless pop hits Sometimes, Oh L’Amour, Ship of Fools, Chains of Love, Blue Savannah and Stop!, alongside a cover of Blondie’s Atomic and tracks from Erasure’s recent World Be Gone project, including Love You To The Sky.
LONDON LIVE REVIEWS
“A show that delivered hit after hit interspersed with newer material just as impressive…” – Metro 4*
“Few bands can muster pop songs of such melody, momentum and concision as Stop!
Oh L’Amour and Blue Savannah.” – The Times 4*
“Long may Erasure stick around” – Telegraph 4*
“Neon nights and thumping pop hits” – Independent 4*
“… the pioneering synth-pop duo delivery their A-game with a career-spanning set” – Classic Pop
Erasure’s 2018 headline tour of North America begins next month, full details below.
ERASURE HEADLINE TOUR – NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
6 July – US, Miami Beach, FL, Fillmore
7 July – US, St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater
8 July – US, Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
10 July – US, Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle SOLD OUT
11 July – US, Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
13 July – US, New York, NY, Beacon Theater SOLD OUT
14 July – US, New York, NY, Beacon Theater SOLD OUT
15 July – US, New York, NY, Beacon Theater SOLD OUT
17 July – US, Boston, MA, House of Blues
18 July – US, Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater SOLD OUT
20 July – US, Washington, DC, Warner Theater SOLD OUT
21 July – US Washington, DC, Warner Theater
22 July – US, Pittsburgh, PA, Byham Theater
24 July – US, Toronto, ON, Queen Elizabeth Theater SOLD OUT
25 July – US, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
27 July – US, Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre SOLD OUT
28 July – US, Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
29 July – US, Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
31 July – US, Indianapolis, IN, Murat
1 Aug – US, Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theater
3 Aug – US, Dallas, TX, Toyota Music Factory
4 Aug – US, Houston, TX, Smart Financial Centre
5 Aug – US, San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT
7 Aug – US, Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live SOLD OUT
8 Aug – US, Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live SOLD OUT
10 Aug – US, Denver, CO, Opera House SOLD OUT
11 Aug – US, Salt Lake City, UT, Kingsbury Hall SOLD OUT
12 Aug – US, Salt Lake City, UT, Kingsbury Hall SOLD OUT
14 Aug – US, Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre SOLD OUT
15 Aug – US, Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT
17 Aug – US, San Francisco, CA, Masonic Auditorium
18 Aug – US, San Francisco, CA, Masonic Auditorium SOLD OUT
19 Aug – US, San Francisco, CA, Masonic Auditorium SOLD OUT
21 Aug – US, Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theater
22 Aug – US, San Diego, CA, Symphony Hall SOLD OUT
24 Aug – US, Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theater SOLD OUT
25 Aug – US, Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theater SOLD OUT
26 Aug – US, Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theater SOLD OUT
Ticket details at http://po.st/ErasureLive
Erasure, who accepted the Icon Award at Attitude’s 2017 award ceremony, have released a staggering number of albums, including 5 UK Number 1s, and 35 UK Top 40 singles. World Be Gone went to Number 6 in the UK Official Albums Chart, giving the enduring BRIT and Ivor Novello winning pop duo their highest album chart position since 1994’s I Say I Say I Say.
Coinciding with worldwide Pride festivities and the start of their massive North American tour, Erasure recently shared Robbie Rivera’s remix of ‘Still It’s Not Over’. The original version – which features on the duo’s recent studio album, World Be Gone – celebrates those who fought and continue to fight for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals across the world. Listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/IUlOODjJD_s
And in case you missed it, here is ‘Love You To The Sky’.
Recent praise for Erasure World Be Gone!
“It’s abundantly clear, as the World Be… trilogy concludes, that Erasure have lost none of their sparkle” – Classic Pop 4*
“Arguably one of their best pieces of work” Louder Than War
“A triumph of achingly beautiful pop protest music.” – MOJO
Recent praise for Erasure World Beyond
“These new arrangements give Vince and Andy’s finest and most considered moments a towering resonance and poignancy” – Electronic Sound
“Its imaginative rearrangements cast the songs in a new light” – Classic Pop 4* Album of the Issue