Erasure back on the road for tour

editorial image

Dynamic synth-pop duo Erasure have announced details of their new album, not to mention a new world tour that will see them perform a date at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on November 15.

Vince Clarke and Andy Bell’s new album is called The Violet Flame and is out on September 22.

Recorded in New York and London and produced by Richard X, The Violet Flame follows 2013’s critically acclaimed Snow Globe, and is the band’s 16th studio album release.

The first single from the ten-track album will be released in mid July.

Before the world tour, Erasure will perform at CarFest in the UK on August 1 (Cheshire) and August 22 (Hampshire).

The Violet Flame Tour then begins in Miami and the band return to Europe on November 8 for a tour that includes the Royal Concert Hall.

The Violet Flame is now available for pre-order at

The album will be available alongside exclusive Erasure bundles including single, deluxe and box set formats as well as a VIP ticket bundle which will feature the album, premium ticket and opportunities to meet the band.

Formed nearly 30 years ago, the award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today.

Songs like A Little Respect, Sometimes, Victim Of Love, Ship Of Fools, Blue Savannah, Star, Chains Of Love, The Circus, Who Needs Love (Like That), Love To Hate You, Drama!, Always and Breathe, ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, Abba-esque.

The show at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £35-£60 and are available by calling the box office on 0115 9895555 or by going online to the Royal Centre’s website at 0115 989 5555.