ErasureErasure (Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) have announced details of a brand new album, The Violet Flame, out on September 23, 2014 with a worldwide tour this 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.

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 on September 12, and includes a special Halloween show at The Palms in Las Vegas and two New Year’s Eve shows at New York’s Terminal 5 on December 30 and 31 (full details below). Tickets are on sale from May 30 (UK / Europe) and June 7 (US). Full details from:

The Violet Flame will be available for pre-order at beginning 5am EST on May 28th. 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 ‘Oh L’amour,’ ‘A Little Respect,’ ‘Sometimes,’ ‘Victim Of Love,’ ‘Blue Savannah,’ ‘Star,’ ‘Chains Of Love,’ ‘Who Needs Love (Like That),’ ‘Love To Hate You,’ ‘Drama!,’ “Always,” and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by chart topping albums (including The Innocents, Chorus, and I Say I Say I Say) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque.’

1 August – CarFest Chesire -
22 August – CarFest Hampshire -

12 Sep - Miami, FL, Fillmore Miami Beach, USA
13 Sep - Orlando, FL, House of Blues, USA
14 Sep - St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theatre, USA
17 Sep - Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall, USA
19 Sep - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club, USA
21 Sep - Reading, PA, Santander Performing Arts Center, USA
26 Sep - Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata - The Music Box, USA
27 Sep - Boston, MA, House of Blues, USA
28 Sep - Homestead, PA (Pittsburgh), Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, USA
30 Sep - Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall, CANADA
1 Oct - Royal Oak, MI (Detroit), Royal Oak Music Theatre, USA
3 Oct - Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre, USA
4 Oct - Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre, USA
5 Oct - Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre, USA
8 Oct - Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium, USA
10 Oct - Houston, TX, Bayou Music Center, USA
11 Oct - Houston, TX, Bayou Music Center, USA
12 Oct - San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Perf. Arts, USA
14 Oct - Dallas, TX. House of Blues, USA
15 Oct - Dallas, TX, House of Blues, USA
17 Oct - New Orleans, LA, House of Blues, USA
18 Oct - Austin, TX, ACL Live, USA
19 Oct - Austin, TX, ACL Live, USA
21 Oct - Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre, USA
22 Oct - San Diego, CA, Humphrey's, USA
24 Oct - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium, USA
25 Oct - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium, USA
26 Oct - Ventura, CA, Ventura Theatre, USA
28 Oct - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre, USA
29 Oct - Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theatre, USA
31 Oct - Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort, USA
1 Nov - Oakland, CA, The Fox, USA
8 Nov – Belfast, Ulster Hall, UK
9 Nov – Dublin, Olympia, IRELAND
12 Nov – Reading, Hexagon, UK
13 Nov – Southampton, Guildhall, UK
14 Nov – Reading, Hexagon, UK
15 Nov – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall, UK
16 Nov – Guildford, G Live, UK
17 Nov – Bristol, Colston Hall, UK
19 Nov – Aberdeen, Music Hall, UK
20 Nov – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange, UK
21 Nov – Glasgow, O2 Academy, UK
23 Nov – Brighton, Dome, UK
24 Nov – Cardiff, St. David's Hall, UK
25 Nov – Preston, Guildhall, UK
28 Nov- Newcastle, O2 Academy, UK
29 Nov – Wolverhampton, Civic, UK
30 Nov – Manchester, Apollo, UK
4 Dec – Cologne, Palladium, GERMANY
5 Dec- Dresden, Schlachthof, GERMANY
7 Dec – Hamburg, CCH1, GERMANY
9 Dec – Berlin, Columbiahalle, GERMANY
10 Dec – Aarhus, Musikhus, DENMARK
11 Dec – Copenhagen, TAP 1, DENMARK
14 Dec – London, Forum, UK
30 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA
31 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA


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