Pet Shop Boys
The most successful duo in UK music history, according to The Guinness Book of Records, will make The Mahaffey Theater their second United States tour stop on Friday, September 13 at 8 p.m. The tour comes on the heels of their highly anticipated 12th studio album, Electric, scheduled for a mid-July release.
The electronic dance music duo consisting of Neil Tennant on vocals, keyboards and guitar and Chris Lowe on keyboards have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. The three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy® nominees have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart including four number ones: “West End Girls,” “It’s a Sin,” “Always on My Mind” and “Heart.”
Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 2009 BRIT Awards.
Electric will be released July 15 on Pet Shop Boys’ own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services) and features eight new songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Last to Die.” The album was recorded between Berlin, London and Los Angeles and produced by Stuart Price, who said they used “various techniques between old school synth and drum machine programming and new school computer mangling.”
“Electric is very much set on the dance floor,” said Neil Tennant. “Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas Elysium had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging!”
Tickets are: $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $55.50 and $99.50.