Album News, Tour Dates, Tracklist — April 30, 2013 at 8:30 am

Pet Shop Boys announce first North American tour in 4 years, debut ‘Axis’ video

Pet Shop Boys 'Electric' CD

As promised, the Pet Shop Boys today announced full details of their forthcoming album Electric — the second release from Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant in less than a year — and revealed the itinerary for a month-long, 19-date tour that will bring the duo back to North America for the first time in four years this September and October.

The group also debuted the video for “Axis,” the album’s opening track, due out digitally today.

Produced by Stuart Price, Electric is due out July 15 worldwide on PSB’s new label x2 through Kobalt Label Services. The 50-minute album features eight original songs and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Last to Die,” plus an appearance by British singer/rapper Example on the song “Thursday.”

In a statement on their website, Tennant and Lowe say:

“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.”

The Pet Shop Boys’ North American tour follows previously announced dates in Europe and the Far East, and opens Sept. 12 in Miami Beach, Fla., and runs through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles, hitting 14 cities in the U.S. and four in Canada.  VIP packages, featuring premium seating and a meet-and-greet with PSB, go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday, with general on-sales following on Friday.

Watch for full ticketing details.

Below, check out full tour dates, Electric tracklisting and the “Axis” video.


Pet Shop Boys, “Axis”


Tracklist: Pet Shop Boys, Electric

1. “Axis”
2. “Bolshy”
3. “Love Is a Bourgeois Construct”
4. “Fluorescent”
5. “Inside a Dream”
6. “The Last to Die”
7. “Shouting in the Evening”
8. “Thursday” (featuring Example)
9. “Vocal”


Pet Shop Boys tour dates:

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: Skenoo Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Aug. 24: Impact Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Sept. 6: Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany

Sept. 12: The Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL
Sept. 13: Mahaffey Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
Sept. 14: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
Sept. 16: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Sept. 17: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Sept. 19: Music Centre at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
Sept. 21: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Sept. 22: Mann Centre for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
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, IL
Oct. 2: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Oct. 3: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Oct. 4: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Oct. 5: Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Oct. 8: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA
Oct. 11: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 12: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA






  1. Oakland?! On a Saturday?!!! Yeah, boyee!!! (Or yeah, Boys!!!)
    Great news. Haven’t seen them since the “Nightlife” tour. Go spin
    “Always on My Mind” to honor PSB and Willie’s 80th b-day!

  2. I am thinking Very/Rel part two

  3. I can’t believe I have to miss the Oakland show, cause I’ll be in Vegas for DM. CRAP!

  4. I bought tickets the day they went on sale. No one told me that there was VIP packages available. I really want to get one. Can someone let me know how to get one or who to call or anything…I’ll be so much appreciated. Ugh, I will literally cry if I don’t get one. I’m so disappointed… almost 30 years of loving them not being able to at least shake his hand.

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