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It’s hard to think of another songwriting partnership as golden as that of Erasure. For 32 years, without a break or break-up, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have mined a rich seam of creativity that has led to chart-conquering singles, a string of immaculate albums, a BRIT, an Ivor Novello Award and now World Be Gone, their seventeenth studio album.
Produced by the band themselves and recorded shortly after their 30th anniversary celebrations – during which they scored yet another UK Top 10 with their hits package Always – it sees the duo enter their fourth decade with renewed creative charge. Instead of the heady, euphoric dance music of their 2014 album The Violet Flame, on World Be Gone the mood is thoughtful, reflective and reminiscent of 1995’s lush, experimental album Erasure.
The starting point for the new album was a mutual decision to slow things down. “My dancing days are over,” grins Vince. “And it’s easier for both of us to tackle important issues with slower songs. It’s a real art if you can make a disco song political. When you have a slower pace, you can get the words in, you can get the emotions in.”
Since releasing their first single in 1985, Erasure have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. Their 30th anniversary celebrations saw them deliver a Top 10 collection of singles, a 13-disc career-spanning box set and vinyl editions of their entire back catalogue.
Enjoy a pre-concert or interval drink in our private hospitality space, the 1840 Room, for just £7 per person including a free drink.
Avoid the crowds in the Grand Foyer Bar, and relax and enjoy views across the city from our third-floor 1840 Room. Spaces are limited so book early.
The 1840 room will be open from 90 minutes prior to the concert start time, and during the interval (it’s closed during the performance).
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
£40, £43.50, £60
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