ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) today announce details of their seventeenth studio album, World Be Gone, out on Mute on 19 May 2017.
World Be Gone is the follow up to 2014’s The Violet Flame, and follows the band’s recent 30th anniversary celebrations.
Their new album sees the award-winning songwriters in a more reflective mood, giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination and, as highlighted on the painted artwork showing a ship’s masthead rising up from being submerged in the stormy waters, looking forward to the future.
Explains Vince Clarke, “Obviously the current political climate lends itself to lots of ideas”, Andy Bell continues, “I think there’s an underswell of opinion, and people are slowly waking up. I’m hoping that people will take the album in a positive way, that they’ll use it as optimistic rabble-rousing music.”
The enduring BRIT and Ivor Novello winning pop duo have released a staggering number of albums, including 5 UK Number 1’s and 17 top 10 singles (35 singles charted in the UK Top 40) and their recent best of, Always, saw Erasure entering the Top 10 album charts once again.
Erasure are delighted to have been invited as special guests on Robbie Williams’ 2017 stadium tour taking place in the summer. Ahead of those dates, Erasure perform three headline shows: 27 May in Glasgow, 28 May in Manchester and 29 May at London’s historic Roundhouse. Full details below.
World Be Gone
, written, performed and produced by Erasure and mixed by Matty Green, will be available on CD, ltd edition orange vinyl, regular vinyl & cassette and is available to pre-order now. As a special thank you to fans, everyone who pre-orders the album by 7 April (through the dedicated World Be Gone
pre-order site) will get their name included in the album artwork. 500 copies of the album will be signed and all pre-orders give access to the exclusive fan ticket pre-sale for the band’s forthcoming headline shows.
WORLD BE GONE TRACKLISTING
Love You To The Sky
Be Careful What You Wish For!
World Be Gone
A Bitter Parting
Still It’s Not Over
Take Me Out Of Myself
Sweet Summer Loving
Oh What A World
Lousy Sum Of Nothing
Just A Little Love
ERASURE HEADLINE TOUR DATES
27 May – Glasgow, 02 Academy
28 May – Manchester Albert Hall
29 May – London Roundhouse
ERASURE TOUR DATES WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS – 2017
2 June – UK Manchester, Ethiad Stadium
6 June – UK Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium
9 June – UK Edinburgh, Murrayfield Stadium
13 June – UK Coventry, Ricoh Stadium
17 June – IRE Dublin, Aviva Stadium
21 June – UK Cardiff, Ethiad Stadium
23 June – UK London, Stadium (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)
28 June – DE Dusseldorf, Espirit Arena
1 July – FR Paris, AccorHotels Arena
4 July – NL Nijmegen, Goffertpark
8 July – BE Werchter, Festivalpark
11 July – DE Hannover, HDI Arena
14 July – IT Verona, Stadio Bentegodi
19 July – DE Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena
22 July – DE Munich, Olympiastadion
25 July – DE Berlin, Waldbühne
29 July – SE Stockholm, Tele2 Arena
4 Aug – NO Bergen, Bergenhus Fortress
7 Aug – DK Copenhagen, Telia Parken
10 Aug – FI Tampere, Ratina Stadium
13 Aug – PL Warsaw, PGE Narodowy
16 Aug – LT Vilnius, Vingis Park
19 Aug – CZ Prague, Airport Letnany
23 Aug – HU Budapest, Groupama Arena
26 Aug – AT Vienna, Ernst Happel Stadium
29 Aug – AT Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadium
2 Sep – CH Zurich, Letzigrund Stadium
7 Sep – RU St Petersburg, Ledovi Dvorets Palace
10 Sep – RU Moscow, Olympiski
Recent praise for Erasure
“…pop perfection” – MOJO
“… a testament to the enduring art of writing emotional pop music” – Electronic Sound
“… premiere fizzy electro entertainment” – Classic Pop