SAN DIEGO – The Pet Shop Boys and the much-anticipated “Electric” world tour will stop in San Diego on Oct. 8.
The show will be at Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego. Tickets go on sale at 10 am Friday, May 10.
On July 15, Pet Shop Boys returned with a new studio album “Electric,” the first to appear on their own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services).
The album is the first Pet Shop Boys studio album to be produced by Stuart Price.
In March this year, a teaser video for “Electric” appeared online. The accompanying music, “Axis,” which is the album’s opening track, is now available in full online and is accompanied below by a video. A Boys Noize remix of the track will follow.
“Electric” features nine tracks in total – eight new Pet Shop Boys’ songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Last To Die.” The result is as uncompromising a collection of dance anthems as Pet Shop Boys have ever made.
“’Electric’ is very much set on the dance floor,” The Pet Shop Boys said. “Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas ‘Elysium’ had a reflective mood, ‘Electric’ is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time.”
"Making 'Electric' was an exciting experience,” Stuart Price said. “We recorded it between Berlin, London and Los Angeles using various techniques between old school synth and drum machine programming and new school computer mangling. For me it was a chance to work with two people who shaped so much of my musical taste, yet who keep on pushing farther in both a natural and unexpected fashion. 'Disco' (from 1986) was an album that always spoke to me because it blended song arrangements with dance floor mixes, and that is what 'Electric' felt like to make. Allowing songs to be full length without considering the pop rules, disregarding classic structures and instead just working instinctively on what was fun and danceable."
Singer/rapper Example, who won a BRIT award last year for Best British Single, appears as a guest vocalist on the track “Thursday.”
The tour is created in collaboration with Es Devlin (creative director/designer) and Lynne Page (stage director/choreographer), and has already received rave reviews when it debuted in Mexico in March. Tour dates, including the newly announced North American dates, are as follows:
May 13 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
May 16 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 18 Conmebol Bourbon Convention Center, Asunción, Paraguay
May 22 Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil
May 25 Centro de Eventos Bima, Bogota, Colombia
June 3 Oktiaborski Concert Hall, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
June 5 Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russian Federation
June 9 Falconer Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 11 Grand Rex, Paris, France
June 15 Sónar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 18 O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
June 20 Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 23 Nokia Hall, Tel Aviv, Israel
June 26 Life Park, Istanbul, Turkey
June 29 Peace & Love Festival, Borlänge, Sweden
July 1 Dortmunder Music Week, Dortmund, Germany
July 3 KV Arena, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
July 5 Õllesummer 20, Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn, Estonia
July 7 Ruisrock Festival, Turku, Finland
July 9 ZMF, Freiburg, Germany
July 10 Tollwood Festival - Musik Arena, Munich, Germany
July 16 Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece
Aug. 9 SonicMania, Tokyo Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan
Aug. 11 Summer Sonic festival, Tokyo, Japan
Aug. 17 Skeeno Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Aug. 24 Impact Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Sept. 6 Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany
Sept. 12 The Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, Fla. USA
Sept. 13 Mahaffey Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Fla., USA
Sept. 14 Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Ga., USA
Setp. 16 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY USA
Sept. 17 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY USA
Sept. 19 Music Centre at Strathmore, Bethesda, Md., USA
Sept. 21 House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sept. 22 Mann Centre for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., USA
Sept. 24 Olympia Theatre, Montreal, Canada
Sept. 25 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
Sept. 27 Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum, Windsor, Canada
Sept. 28 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, USA
Oct. 2 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, USA
Oct.. 3 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Oct. 4 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Ore., USA
Oct. 5 Fox Theatre, Oakland, Calif., USA
Oct. 8 Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, USA
Oct. 11 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint, Las Vegas, USA
Oct. 12 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, USA