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Synth-pop legends Erasure are heading out on a huge tour in the US and UK in 2022.
The band will take their latest tour to venues across the globe, playing some of their biggest hits.
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Ahead of the tour, frontman Andy Bell opened up about being openly gay in the late 1980s when Erasure were achieving mainstream success.
Bell told Creative Loafing: “I suppose you get used to the level of supposed homophobia, because you’re prepared for it in some ways.”
He says they were “shocked” by some instances where they faced a reaction “including Holland,” which they thought would “be very progressive”.
He says “it’s the same everywhere once you get outside the big cities” it becomes “quite conservative”, but adds that they had “skinhead groups chasing you down the underground railway” in London in the 1980s.
Bell also noted the sense of community at the time which helped create change, saying: “We achieved so much. There were huge political rallies going on. We’ve managed to change the age of consent, we did a lot, but we had loads of camaraderie there, and we stopped with each other.”
He also says that “communication” between the LGBT+ community needs to improve “across party lines” and “for lesbians to interact with gay men and vice versa”.
“We just need to remember that we’re all equal in the end,” he adds.
The group are heading out on The Neon Tour in early 2022, with the North American leg due to kick off on 14 January in Miami Beach.
Their tour will see them stop at venues across the country before heading to Europe later this year.
It’s in support of their 18th studio album, also entitled The Neon, which features singles “Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling)” and “Nerves of Steel”.
But fans can also expect to hear some of their greatest hits on the setlist including “Sometimes”, “A Little Respect”, “Chains of Love” and “Oh l’amour” to name a few.
Read below to check out the full tour schedule and how to get tickets for Erasure in 2022.
Erasure’s 2022 world tour dates
14 January – Miami Beach, The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
15 January – Orlando, Dr. Philips Performing Arts Center
16 January – St. Petersburg, The Mahaffey Theater
18 January – Durham, Durham Performing Arts Center
20 January – New York, Radio City Music Hall
21 January – New York, Radio City Music Hall
22 January – Wallingford, Toyota Oakdale Theatre
25 January – Toronto, Meridian Hall
27 January – Pittsburgh, The Byham Theater
28 January – Chicago, Credit Union 1 Arena
29 January – Cincinnati, The Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
1 February – Red Bank, Count Basie Center for the Arts
3 February – Washington, The Anthem
4 February – Atlantic City, Caesars
5 February – Boston, Orpheum Theatre
8 February – Atlanta, Symphony Hall
11 February – Houston, 713 Music Hall
12 February – Irving, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
13 February – Austin, ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
15 February – Kansas City, Uptown Theater
18 February – Denver, Bellco Theatre
19 February – Salt Lake City, Maverik Center
22 February – Seattle, Moore Theater
23 February – Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
25 February – San Francisco, Chase Center
26 February – Los Angeles, YouTube Theater
27 February – Las Vegas, Venetian Theatre
To get Erasure tickets for the North American leg of the tour head to ticketmaster.com.
10 May – Belfast, SSE Arena
11 May – Dublin, 3Arena
24 May – Aberdeen, P&J Live
25 May – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
26 May – Leeds, First Direct Arena
28 May – Hull, Bonus Arena
29 May – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
To get Erasure tickets for the UK and Ireland leg of the tour head to ticketmaster.co.uk.