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Erasure announce 17th studio album, World Be Gone

In which the UK duo gives "the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination"

    Photo by Doron Gild

    London synthpop veterans Erasure will return with their 17th (!) studio effort this spring. Titled World Be Gone, it serves as the follow-up to 2014’s The Violet Flame.

    Due for arrival on May 19th via Mute, the forthcoming album spans 10 tracks and features production from the group’s own Andy Bell and Vince Clarke. It’s said to be a reflective and hopeful record focused on the present-day, “giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination,” according to a press release.

    “Obviously the current political climate lends itself to lots of ideas,” Bell explains, adding, “I think there’s an under swell of opinion, and people are slowly waking up. I’m hoping that people will take the album in a positive way, that they’ll use it as optimistic rabble-rousing music.”

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    Check out a trailer for World Be Gone below, followed by the album’s artwork and full tracklist.

    World Be Gone Artwork:

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    World Be Gone Tracklist:
    01. Love You to the Sky
    02. Be Careful What You Wish For!
    03. World Be Gone
    04. A Bitter Parting
    05. Still It’s Not Over
    06. Take Me Out of Myself
    07. Sweet Summer Loving
    08. Oh What A World
    09. Lousy Sum of Nothing
    10. Just a Little Love

    Erasure are set to tour Europe beginning in May, with both headlining dates and gigs alongside Robbie Williams scheduled.

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    Erasure 2017 Tour Dates:
    05/27 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
    05/28 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    05/29 – London, UK @ London Roundhouse
    06/02 – Manchester, UK @ Ethiad Stadium ^
    06/06 – Southampton, UK @ St. Mary’s Stadium ^
    06/09 – Edinburgh, UK @ Murrayfield Stadium ^
    06/13 – Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium ^
    06/17 – Dublin, IE @ Aviva Stadium ^
    06/21 – Cardiff, UK @ Ethiad Stadium ^
    06/23 – London, UK @ Stadium ^
    06/28 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Espirit Arena ^
    07/01 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena ^
    07/04 – Nijmegan, NL @ Goffertpark ^
    07/08 – Werchter, BE @ Festivalpark ^
    07/11 – Hannover, DE @ HDI Arena ^
    07/14 – Verona, IT @ Stadio Bentegodi ^
    07/19 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena ^
    07/22 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion ^
    07/25 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne ^
    07/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2 Arena ^
    08/04 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenhus Fortress ^
    08/07 – Copenhagen, DK @ Telia Parken ^
    08/10 – Tampere, FL @ Ratina Stadium ^
    08/13 – Warsaw, PL @ PGE Narodowy ^
    08/16 – Vilnius, LT @ Vingis Park ^
    08/19 – Prague, CZ @ Airport Letnany ^
    08/23 – Budapest, HU @ Groupama Arena ^
    08/26 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium ^
    08/29 – Klagenfurt, AT @ Worthersee Stadium ^
    09/02 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium ^
    09/07 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ledovi Dvorets Palace ^
    09/10 – Moscow, RU @ Olympiski ^

    ^ = w/ Robbie Williams

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