Erasure

Erasure today announce the release of its 16th studio album this fall, a 10-track record titled The Violet Flame that will be followed by a massive 58-date world tour that will mostly see Andy Bell and Vince Clarke play venues in the U.S. and U.K., but also includes dates in Canada, Ireland, Germany and Denmark between mid-September and the end of 2014.

The album, produced by Richard X, follows last year’s holiday-themed collection Snow Globe. It will be released Sept. 23 via Mute Records, and can be pre-ordered in a variety of deluxe formats and packages via Pledge Music beginning 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

The first single is due out in mid-July, but you can stream a minute-long preview sampler below.

Following two U.K. festival dates in August, Erasure will embark on a giant tour in support of The Violet Flame beginning Sept. 12 in Miami, playing 32 North American dates through Nov. 1, including two-night stands in a number of U.S. cities. After that, it’s off to the U.K. and Europe, with a return to the U.S. for a two-night New Year’s stand in New York City.

Tickets for the U.K. and European shows go on sale May 30, while the U.S. concerts go on sale June 7. See full dates below.

 

Erasure, The Violet Flame sampler

 

Erasure tour dates:

Aug. 1: CarFest Chesire, UK
Aug. 22: Carfest Hampshire, UK
Sept. 12: Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA
Sept. 13: House of Blues, Orlando, FL, USA
Sept. 14: Mahaffey Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Sept. 17: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA, USA
Sept. 19: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., USA
Sept. 21: Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading, PA, USA
Sept. 26: Borgata – The Music Box, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Sept. 27: House of Blues, Boston, MA, USA
Sept. 28: Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, Homestead, PA, USA
Sept. 30: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct. 1: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI, USA
Oct. 3: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
Oct. 4: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
Oct. 5: Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Oct. 8: War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN, USA
Oct. 10: Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX, USA
Oct. 11: Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX, USA
Oct. 12: Bayou Music Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
Oct. 14: House of Blues, Dallas, TX. USA
Oct. 15: House of Blues, Dallas, TX, USA
Oct. 17: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
Oct. 18: ACL Live, Austin, TX, USA
Oct. 19: ACL Live, Austin, TX, USA
Oct. 21: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Oct. 22: Humphrey’s, San Diego, CA, USA
Oct. 24: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct. 25: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct. 26: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA, USA
Oct. 28: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, USA
Oct. 29: Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT USA
Oct. 31: Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Nov. 1: The Fox, Oakland, CA, USA
Nov. 8: Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
Nov. 9: Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 12: Hexagon, Reading, UK
Nov. 13: Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Nov. 14: Hexagon, Reading, UK
Nov. 15: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
Nov. 16: G Live, Guildford, UK
Nov. 17: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
Nov. 19: Music Hall, Aberdeen, UK
Nov. 20: Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, UK
Nov. 21: O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
Nov. 23: Dome, Brighton, UK
Nov. 24: St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK
Nov. 25: Guildhall, Preston, UK
Nov. 28: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
Nov. 29: Civic, Wolverhampton, UK
Nov. 30: Apollo, Manchester, UK
Dec. 4: Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Dec. 5: Schlachthof, Dresden, Germany
Dec. 7: CCH1, Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9: Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Dec. 10: Musikhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Dec. 11: TAP 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec. 14: Forum, London, UK
Dec. 30: Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA
Dec. 31: Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA

 

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