Union Street, In US Stores April 18th, 2006

Erasure’s 12th studio album is due out in April! This time, they are doing an acoustic set of some of their own classics. Songs that might have gotten overlooked the first time around. The two of them started experimenting with this idea in Autumn of 2003 in New York, at Vince Clark’s studio on Union Street. They have experimented with a more country/western sound on some of the tracks. The first single will be “Boy” which was previously released on the much appropriate “Cowboy” Release from 1997 (which incidentally was the first tour of theirs I made it to, with my friend Howard, in San Francisco. Boy was that a drive for Howard!). You can click on the album artwork above to go to the Erasure website to hear tracks from the upcoming album.

The idea, says Andy Bell, was “to show the songs in a different light, and show that they could work on whatever instrument, synthesizers or guitars. – from the EIS Website

Visit iTunes to hear some selections from some of their albums.

They have also announced a US Tour starting in May. The dates are as follows:

Sat 06 May – Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
address: 116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
web: http://www.ryman.com/

Sun 07 May – Dallas, TX Lakewood Theatre
address: 1825 Abrams Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75214
web: http://www.lakewoodtheater.com/

Mon 08 May – Houston, TX Cullen Theater at Wortham Center
address: 501 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
web: http://www.houstontx.gov/worthamcenter/

Wed 10 May – Los Angeles, CA Ford Amphitheatre
address: 2580 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068
web: http://www.fordamphitheater.org/

Thu 11 May – San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
address: 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
web: http://sfwmpac.org/herbst/ht_index.html

Sat 13 May – Seattle, WA Showbox Theater
address: 1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
web: http://www.showboxonline.com/

Mon 15 May – Salt Lake City, UT Jeanné Wagner Theatre
address: Rose Wagner Center, 138 West Broadway, Salt Lake City UT
web: http://www.arttix.org/cfml/venueInfo.cfm?vID=2593

Tue 16 May – Denver, CO Boulder Theater
address: 2032 14th St Boulder, CO 80302
web: http://www.bouldertheater.com/

Thu 18 May – Chicago, IL Park West
address: 322 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL 60614
web: http://www.parkwestchicago.com/

Fri 19 May – New York, NY New York Society for Ethical Culture
address: 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
web: http://www.nysec.org/

I, of course will be making my way to the performance at the Boulder Theater on May 16th! It will be my 6th Erasure concert, and I don’t have to travel far for this one!


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