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UK Synth-pop duo, Erasure, will be returning to Southampton to play at the O2 Guildhall on Thursday 15th February 2018 at 7pm. The tour is to showcase their newest album, World Be Gone.

Erasure last played in Southampton in 2017, supporting Robbie Williams on his stadium tour at St Marys Stadium. This time around the band will be headliners, supported by Bright Light Bright Light.

The duo, made up of Andy Bell on vocals and Vince Clarke on keyboard, first hit airways in 1985 with their debut single 'Who Needs Love Like That'. They continued with a string of hits throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, including 'Sometimes', 'Chains of Love', 'A Little Respect' and 'Always'. Erasure were one of the UK's best-selling artists in the late 80s to the early 90s.

These days releases are less frequent but definitely not non-existent. Erasure have released 9 studio albums since 2000, with their latest World Be Gone released in May 2017. The album reached #6 on UK Charts. The album has received positive reviews, but is more mellow than previous hits. Described as slower and perhaps even a bit darker than previous releases, the album shows off Andy Bell's vocals but isn't full of dance floor hits that previous albums may have delivered.

Joining the tour is Bright Light Bright Light, also known as Welsh singer and songwriter Rod Thomas. He'll be playing songs from his 2016 album, Choreography, which features collaborations with Elton John, Alan Cumming, Scissor Sisters and Mykal Kilgore.

Tickets are on sale online from the O2 Guildhall website or by calling the box office on 023 8063 2601. Tickets are £68.65 including booking fee.

To relive more than 30 years of Erasure you can head to their YouTube channel for songs from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Their newest album World Be Gone is available in music stores, and in March 2018 the band will be releasing a special classical interpretation of the album. For more visit their website.

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Why? Head back to the 80s synth sounds
When: Thurs 15 Feb, 7pm
Where: O2 Guildhall, West Marlands Road
Cost: £68.65
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