Erasure (Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) have announced details of a brand new album, The Violet Flame, out on 22 September 2014 with a worldwide tour in autumn.
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 sixteenth studio album release. The first single from the 10-track album will be released in mid July.
The Violet Flame Tour then begins in Miami on 12 September and the band return to Europe on 8 November for a tour that includes the Ulster Hall, Belfast.
The Violet Flame will be available for pre-order here from 10am UK time on Wednesday 28 May. 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 meet and greet with 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’.
Tickets go on sale Friday 30th May at 10am from the Ulster Hall, Waterfront box-office and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.