Pet Shop Boys plan new album, tour

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Pet Shop Boys have revealed plans for a club tour in support of their forthcoming album, Electric. The English electro-pop duo will embark on stateside tour this fall with a show in Boston scheduled for the House of Blues on Saturday, September 21. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39.50 to $69.50, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

Electric, Pet Shop Boy’s twelfth studio effort and follow-up to 2012’s Elysium, will hit stores on July 15. Produced by Grammy Award winner Stuart Price, it marks their first release on their own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services). The album is comprised of nine tracks in total, eight brand new original songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Last To Die”. Singer/rapper Example, who won a BRIT award last year for Best British Single, appears as a guest vocalist on the track “Thursday”. Fans can get a taste of Electric with its opening track “Axis”, which is streaming below.

Electric is very much set on the dance floor,” explained Pet Shop Boys in a press release. “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”.

Stuart Price added, “Making Electric was an exciting experience. We recorded it between Berlin, London and Los Angeles using various techniques between old school synth and drum machine programming and new school computer mangling. For me it was a chance to work with two people who shaped so much of my musical taste, yet who keep on pushing farther in both a natural and unexpected fashion. Disco (1986) was an album that always spoke to me because it blended song arrangements with dance floor mixes, and that is what Electric felt like to make. Allowing songs to be full length without considering the pop rules, disregarding classic structures and instead just working instinctively on what was fun and danceable.”

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