Published: 02/06/2014 14:48 - Updated: 02/06/2014 17:01

Music Hall set to welcome New Wave giants of the 80s

Erasure, Andy Bell (left) and Vince Clark, are returning to Aberdeen in November to play live for the first time since 1986.


EIGHTIES New Wave titans Erasure are set to pay their respects to their Aberdeen fans later this year with a gig at the city's Music Hall as part of a UK tour.

Singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke were one of the most successful artists of the 80s/90s and had 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK chart, including A Little Respect, Chains of Love, and Always.

They will return to Aberdeen, where they last played to a sell-out crowd at the now-demolished Capitol in 1988, on Wednesday, November 19.

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

"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 Friday, August 1, and South on Friday, August 22, raising funds for the BBC's Children in Need charity.

Erasure formed in London in the early 1980s 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 have toured extensively and sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

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