News: Erasure to release ‘The Neon Remixed’ to end July – watch the lyric video for a new track, ‘Secrets’; British and European dates announced for the autumn

Vince Clarke and Andy Bell of Erasure, photographed by Phil Sharp

STRIDING across the synthpop world for 36 years now in a career absolutely without parallel, Vince Clarke and Andy Bell are back with a remixes take on last year’s album, The Neon; and they’ve also announced a string of dates across the UK and Europe for the autumn. Double whammy!

The Neon Remixed collects together new remixes of tracks culled from last year’s The Neon, alongside one brand new track, “Secrets’, the lyric video for which you can watch below. It’s set for a July 30th release on limited, first press-only, double coloured vinyl and gatefold-sleeved CD, both formats will come in mirror board sleeves.

Not only that, but all pre-orders via MuteBank and Lexer Music will be entered into a draw to win a bespoke neon sign, designed by Yellowpop; best get ordering then.

The Neon Remixed contains versions by Kim Ann Foxman, Hifi Sean, Octo Octa, Paul Humphreys of OMD), Andy Bell & Gareth Jones, Brixxtone, Theo Kottis and many more.

To celebrate the announcement, Andy and Vince will be getting together online for one of their ‘Staying in with Erasure’ events tonight at 8pm British Summer Time.

And to cap all the excitement, the band have a string of big shows coming up, the dates for which are as follows; click through on the venue link for tickets – where there are any left!

Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd, Glasgow, Armadillo, (both dates sold out);

Tuesday, October 4th, Dublin, 3Arena;

Thursday and Friday, October 6th and 7th, Edinburgh, Usher Hall, (both dates sold out);

Monday and Tuesday, October 10th and 11th, Manchester, O2 Apollo (both dates sold out);

Friday, October 14th, Bournemouth, International Centre;

Sunday, October 16th, Birmingham, Utilita Arena;

Monday, October 17th, London, The O2;

Tuesday, October 18th, Brighton, Centre;

Friday, October 21st, Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle;

Saturday, October 22nd, Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle;

Monday, October 24th, Cologne, Palladium;

Wednesday, October 26th, Copenhagen, Royal Arena;

Thursday, October 27th, Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, and

Friday, October 28th, Leipzig, Immobilien Arena.

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