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Erasure this week announced the cancellation of all of the group’s planned touring in 2022 in support of The Neon, including a North American trek that should have started last month and runs of shows in the U.K., across Europe and through Mexico and South America.
The duo — Vince Clarke and Andy Bell — released a statement attributing the cancelation of their touring plans to “unexpected family circumstances beyond anyone’s control.”
The band’s statement added:
“Vince and Andy are both well and, although they are bitterly disappointed to be forced to cancel the rest of the tour, they would like to send their sincere apologies to anyone affected by the cancellations. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to being able to play to everyone again soon.”
In mid-January, just as the North American leg was set to commence, Erasure announced that the tour wasn’t beginning “as planned,” but that efforts were being made to reschedule the North American shows. That, however, no longer seems to be the case, as this week’s announcement referred to the full cancellation of 2022 tour dates, and encouraged fans to seek refunds at the point of purchase.
The North American dates in support of last year’s The Neon were set to run from Jan. 14 to Feb. 27, followed by shows in the U.K. and Europe beginning in May, then concerts in Mexico and South America in July.
Erasure’s The Neon Tour
Jan. 14: Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Jan. 15: Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center
Jan. 16: St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
Jan. 18: Durham, NC – DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Jan. 20: New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Jan. 25: Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
Jan. 27: Pittsburgh, PA – The Byham Theater
Jan. 28: Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
Jan. 29: Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Feb. 1: Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
Feb. 3: Washington, DC – The Anthem
Feb. 4: Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars
Feb. 5: Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens Bank
Feb. 8: Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
Feb. 11: Houston, TX – TBA (venue & on sale to be announced)
Feb. 12: Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Feb. 13: Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Feb. 15: Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Feb. 18: Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
Feb. 19: Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
Feb. 23: Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Feb. 25: San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Feb. 26: Los Angeles, CA – Performance Venue @ Hollywood Park
Feb. 27: Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre
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I am dreadfully sorry you have HIV Andy, I am heartbroken for you, I have loved you since you first appeared in the 80’s. Please say there is treatment for you I live in texas and I couldn’t wait to see you both, I am originally from london. Is the tour cancelled because you are ill?
I am so sorry, please get well!
The same thought ran through my mind as I read this. I really hope this isnt the case however we all know about Andy’s illness and after losing Fletch from Depeche mode , its just scary thought to have more bad news from anyone especially the musicians we love. Wishing Erasure the best whatever their troubles are.