Posted in music | tour dates on March 3, 2008

Yazoo

Yazoo (known as Yaz in the U.S.) was a short-lived but highly successful English synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex that had a number of top ten hits in the British charts in the early 1980s.

Heavily influenced by earlier bands like Kraftwerk, Yazoo expanded upon the synthpop formula by juxtaposing Alison Moyet's vocals with Vince Clarke's electronic hooks. Its sound referenced disco but added a more disaffected attitude that disco lacked. Their second album saw greater songwriting input from Moyet, adding a rather more mature and soulful flavour, particularly on the hit single "Nobody's Diary."

Another way to put it: Yazoo was Vince Clarke's band after he left Depeche Mode and before he started Erasure with Andy Bell. Even if the name doesn't ring a bell, you probably know at least one song.....

Don't Go

Due for release on May 2008 is "In Your Room", a 4 disc box set featuring the stereo remasters and 5.1 mixes of the classic albums "Upstairs At Eric's" and "You And Me Both" next to a disc with B-sides and remixes. Add to this a DVD featuring an exclusive short film with new interviews from Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet and the videos for "Don't Go", "The Other Side Of Love", "Nobody's Diary", "Situation (1990)" and "Only You (1999)". [side-line]
Nobody's diary

Yazoo - 2008 Tour Dates
May 26 - Falconer Salen Copenhagen
May 27 - Falconer Salen Copenhagen
May 28 - Stadtpark Hamburg
May 30 - Columbiahalle Berlin
Jun 2 - Olympia Theatre Central City, Dublin
Jun 4 - Clyde Auditorium Glasgow, Scotland
Jun 7 - Manchester Apollo Manchester, Northwest
Jun 12 - Civic Hall Wolverhampton, Midlands
Jun 15 - Brighton Centre Brighton, London and South East
Jun 16 - Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth, South
Jun 18 - Hammersmith Apollo London, London and South East
Jun 19 - Hammersmith Apollo London, London
Jul 07 - Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Jul 10 - Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Jul 11 - Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Jul 14 - Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Jul 16 - New York, NY Terminal 5
Jul 17 - New York, NY Terminal 5


related interesting fact: Vince Clarke is now married & living in Maine

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Comments (18)

Great Band but ugh Interminable 5
Once again a big fuck you goes out to Bowery Presents.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 9:57 AM

at least it's not Roseland or Hammerstein

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 10:07 AM

This is exciting, but why Terminal 5?

Posted by Scot | March 3, 2008 10:37 AM

omg i want to see this show so bad....

love the studio the diary video is shot in....why are we all so stuck in the early 80s???

mixtape featuring yaz...
http://www.purplecrush.com/bodytalking.html

Posted by the pop bitch | March 3, 2008 10:57 AM

terminal fucking 5...god i wish this place would shut down.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 11:04 AM

AMAZING! When do tickets go on sale?

Posted by Rachel | March 3, 2008 12:07 PM

“Me, lager. Finchy, lager. Gareth, lager sometimes cider, so different drinks for different...needs."

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 12:50 PM

I was happy about this until I read it would be at T5.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 2:11 PM

terminal 5 is awful. You can't see from anywhere in that place. I will never go again. I don't mind Roseland so much, Hammerstein is great if you ask me.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 2:55 PM

Tickets are $65
on sale Friday

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 3:07 PM

A Yaz boxset - seriously? Everyone run and buy the two albums and let's be down with it.

Posted by Count Raffulon | March 3, 2008 4:56 PM

No way I will ever pay $65 to go into that dump of a venue

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 6:20 PM

^^offered me $65 to teabag him the other day^^

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 6:44 PM

Not while in Terminal 5, I didnt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 6:56 PM

ANyone know the fan club presale code??

Posted by Rachel | March 5, 2008 10:03 AM

Just saw them live tonight at the amphitheatre in Orange County.....AMAZING is all I can say! Everyone danced the entire time. Last show in the US! You all missed out!

Posted by Danielle | July 25, 2008 2:11 AM

This band will forever be associated with The Office Christmas Special.

Best ending to a series. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 2:24 AM

Some artists pay them great homage via remixes, too: I always liked this one even if it's a few years old > http://soundcloud.com/flipflapman/8-minutes-of-summer

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 12:18 AM

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