Erasure announces North American tour, plus a ‘post-classical rework’ of latest album

Erasure will release a fully re-recorded version of the duo’s 2017 album World Be Gone in March, a new collaboration with the Brussels-based Echo Collective called World Beyond that’s being billed as a “post-classical rework” of the group’s latest album.

Due out March 8, World Beyond finds Andy Bell and Vince Clarke joined by seven performers from Echo Collective: Margaret Hermant (violin, harp), Neil Leiter (viola), Thomas Engelen (cello), Jaroslaw Mroz (double bass), Gary De Cart (piano) and Antoine Dandoy (vibraphone, glockenspiel).

Fans who pre-order the album via PledgeMusic will get access to special pre-sales for the band’s just-announced 27-date North American tour (see full dates below).

The Echo Collective’s Neil Leiter describes how the record was made:

“The process of this project was really deconstruction and re-purposing. We started by listening to each track layer by layer, and then, using the layers that inspired us or we found essential, we reconstructed the tracks instrumentally. Each of the instruments in the band setup were chosen for their inherent capacities and roles. Often choosing which layer to put with each instrument was a question of matching roles and colors. By stripping so much away, we were able to find a new space for Andy to fill. The text of the songs became much more important in the overall construction of the songs, and Andy was free to explore more dynamics and vocal range.”

Erasure’s North American tour, which follows previously announced European and Latin American runs, opens July 6 in Miami Beach, Fla., and runs though Aug. 26, with a final show in Los Angeles.

Below, see a short film about the making of World Beyond, and Erasure’s full tour itinerary.

 

 

Erasure tour dates:

EUROPE
Jan. 29: Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
Jan. 30: Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
Jan. 31: Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
Feb. 2: Dundee, Scotland – Caird Hall
Feb. 3: Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
Feb. 4: Newcastle, England – City Hall
Feb. 6: Liverpool, England – Philharmonic
Feb. 7: Hull, England – City Hall
Feb. 8: Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
Feb. 10: Cambridge, England – Corn Exchange
Feb. 11: Birmingham, England – O2 Academy
Feb. 12: Nottingham, England – Royal Concert Hall
Feb. 14: Ipswich, England – Regent
Feb. 15: Southampton, England – O2 Guildhall
Feb. 16: Cardiff, Wales – St David’s Hall
Feb. 18: Aylesbury, England – Friars Waterside Theatre
Feb. 19: Brighton, England – Dome
Feb. 20: Guildford, England – G Live
Feb. 22: Norwich, England – UEA
Feb. 23: London, England – Eventim Apollo
Feb. 24: London, England – Eventim Apollo
Feb. 27: Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
Feb. 28: Hamburg, Germany – Mehr Theater
March 1: Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
March 3: Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
March 4: Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
March 5: Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
March 7: Hanover, Germany – Capitol
March 9: Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena

LATIN AMERICA
April 21: Guadalajara, Mexico – Roxy Fest
April 22: Tijuana, Mexico – El Foro
April 24: Nuevo León, Mexico – Palestino Libanes
April 25: Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Center WTC
April 27: Quito, Ecuador – Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
April 28: Bogota, Colombia – Chamorro Music Hall
April 30: Medellín, Colombia – Chamorro City Hall – El Rodeo
May 2: Lima, Peru – Anfieteatro Del Parque De La Exposicion
May 3: Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
May 5: Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
May 6: Rosario, Argentina – Metropolitano
May 8: Asunción, Paraguay – Paseo La Galeria
May 10: Curitiba, Brazil – Teatro Positivo
May 11: São Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Das Americas
May 12: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Vivo Rio

NORTH AMERICA
July 6: Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore
July 7: St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
July 8: Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
July 10: Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
July 15: New York, NY – Beacon Theater
July 17: Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 18: Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
July 20: Washington, DC – Warner Theater
July 22: Pittsburgh, PA – Byham Theater
July 24: Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theater
July 25: Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
July 27: Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
July 29: Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
July 31: Indianapolis, IN – Murat
Aug. 1: Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Aug. 3: Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 4: Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Aug. 5: San Antonio, TX– Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 7: Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
Aug. 10: Denver, CO – Opera House
Aug. 12: Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
Aug. 14: Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Aug. 15: Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
Aug. 19: San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
Aug. 21: Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
Aug. 22: San Diego, CA – Symphony Hall
Aug. 26: Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater

 

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