Erasure set to roll back the years

Erasure are to appear at Aberdeen's Music Hall in November.
Erasure are to appear at Aberdeen's Music Hall in November.

Eighties favourites Erasure are set to play a gig at Aberdeen’s Music Hall later this year as part of a UK tour.

Singer Andy Bell and keyboardist Vince Clarke were seldom out of the charts in the 80s and 90s and had 24 consecutive Top 40 hits including Sometimes, A Little Respect and Chains of Love.

They will return to Aberdeen – where they played a sell-out gig at the now-demolished Capitol in 1988 – to play the Music Hall on Wednesday, November 19.

Tickets went on sale online last Friday at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, and by calling 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office, Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers said: “For many people Erasure provided the soundtrack for the 80s - and beyond, having produced first class music from their early days through to today.

“We know Andy and Vince have a legion of fans here in the North-east and we expect their Music Hall gig to be one of the most memorable nights of the year.”

Erasure’s latest acclaimed album Snow Globe was released at the end of 2013, and Make It Wonderful the second single from the album was released in February. Andy and Vince are currently working on a new album which will be released later this year.

Before the Aberdeen gig, they will be headlining at this year’s CarFest festivals, both North on August 1 and South on August 22, raising funds for the BBC’s Children in Need charity. Erasure formed in London in the early 80s and entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single Who Needs Love Like That.

By 2009, 34 of their 45 singles and EPs (of which eight out of the 45 were not chart eligible in the UK) had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10.

The duo, both songwriters, have toured extensively and sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.