Erasure Announce New Album and North American Tour
Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, of Erasure, have teamed up with Echo Collective, for a “post-classical re-interpretatios” of the World Be Gone album that was released in May of 2017.
The album, titled World Beyond, was recorded in just 10 days. It is scheduled for release on March 9th.
You can watch a video they released of the recording process above.
“The reinterpretations have brought such enormous context to the songs, it has created a new place for them,” Andy Bell said. Vince Clarke added, “The collaboration has given elements of the album a whole new feel and Andy’s vocals remain as powerful and uplifting as ever.”
“The process of this project was really deconstruction and re-purposing,” Echo Collective member Neil Leiter explained in a statement. “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.”
Available on CD, LP (Red Vinyl), Cassette and Download w/ Art Print. Exclusive bundles available.
Pre-order now: http://po.st/ErasureStore
Postcards signed by Vince and Andy will be placed randomly in 800 of the pre-orders received before March 1st 2018.
Erasure North American Tour Dates
07/06 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore
07/07 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
07/08 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
07/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
07/15 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
07/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater
07/20 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theater
07/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater
07/24 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth
07/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
07/27 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
07/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
07/31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat
08/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
08/03 – Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
08/04 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
08/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
08/07 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
08/10 – Denver, CO @ Opera House
08/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
08/14 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
08/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
08/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
08/21 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Symphony Hall
08/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater