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Erasure collaborate w/ Echo Collective on new orchestral LP, touring North America

Echo Collective and Erasure's Andy Bell (photo: Quentin Devillers)
Echo Collective and Erasure’s Andy Bell (photo: Quentin Devillers)

Synthpop vets Erasure will release new album World Beyond on March 9 via Mute. This is pretty different for Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, as it’s a collaboration with Echo Collective who you may know from their work with A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Johann Johannsson, and Stars of the Lid. It’s an entire, orchestral rework of Erasure’s 2017 album World Be Gone. Echo Collective produced the album and their Neil Leiter talks a bit about its making:

The process of this project was really deconstruction and re-purposing. We started by listening to each track layer by layer, and then, using the layers that inspired us or we found essential, we reconstructed the tracks instrumentally. Each of the instruments in the band setup were chosen for their inherent capacities and roles. Often choosing which layer to put with each instrument was a question of matching roles and colors. By stripping so much away, we were able to find a new space for Andy to fill. The text of the songs became much more important in the overall construction of the songs, and Andy was free to explore more dynamics and vocal range.

You can watch a making-of short feature on World Beyond below.

Erasure are currently in the midst of a world tour which hits North American this summer, including two NYC shows at Beacon Theatre on July 14 & 15 with Reed & Caroline. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, January 26 at 11 AM, and there are various presales going on now for the 7/15 show.

All dates are listed below.

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ERASURE 2018 WORLD TOUR
January 29 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia (SOLD OUT)
January 30 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia (SOLD OUT)
January 31 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia (SOLD OUT)
February 2 – Dundee, Scotland – Caird Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 3 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 4 – Newcastle, England – City Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 6 – Liverpool, England – Philharmonic (SOLD OUT)
February 7 – Hull, England – City Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 8 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)
February 10 – Cambridge, England – Corn Exchange (SOLD OUT)
February 11 – Birmingham, England – O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
February 12 – Nottingham, England – Royal Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 14 – Ipswich, England – Regent (SOLD OUT)
February 15 – Southampton, England – O2 Guildhall (SOLD OUT)
February 16 – Cardiff, Wales – St David’s Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 18 – Aylesbury, England – Friars Waterside Theatre (SOLD OUT)
February 19 – Brighton, England – Dome (SOLD OUT)
February 20 – Guildford, England – G Live (SOLD OUT)
February 22 – Norwich, England – UEA (SOLD OUT)
February 23 – London, England – Eventim Apollo (SOLD OUT)
February 24 – London, England – Eventim Apollo (SOLD OUT)
February 27 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk (SOLD OUT)
February 28 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr Theater (SOLD OUT)
March 1 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle (SOLD OUT)
March 3 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee (SOLD OUT)
March 4 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle (SOLD OUT)
March 5 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp (SOLD OUT)
March 7 – Hanover, Germany – Capitol (SOLD OUT)
March 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
April 21 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Roxy Fest
April 22 – Tijuana, Mexico – El Foro
April 24 – Nuevo León, Mexico – Palestino Libanes
April 25 – Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Center WTC
April 27 – Quito, Ecuador – Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
April 28 – Bogota, Colombia – Chamorro Music Hall
April 30 – Medellín, Colombia – Chamorro City Hall – El Rodeo
May 2 – Lima, Peru – Anfieteatro Del Parque De La Exposicion
May 3 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
May 5 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
May 6 – Rosario, Argentina – Metropolitano
May 8 – Asunción, Paraguay – Paseo La Galeria
May 10 – Curitiba, Brazil – Teatro Positivo
May 11 – São Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Das Americas
May 12 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Vivo Rio
July 6 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore
July 7 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
July 8 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
July 10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
July 14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
July 15 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
July 17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
July 20 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater
July 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Byham Theater
July 24 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theater
July 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
July 27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
July 29 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
July 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat
August 1 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
August 3 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory
August 4 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
August 5 – San Antonio, TX– Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
August 7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
August 10 – Denver, CO – Opera House
August 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
August 14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
August 15 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
August 19 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
August 21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
August 22 – San Diego, CA – Symphony Hall
August 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater

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