The musical partnership of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer-songwriter Andy Bell led to the formation of Erasure. It was one of the most successful musical acts of the late '80s and early-to-mid '90s. By 2007, Erasure had notched up 24 UK Top 40 hit singles in a row. By 2009, 34 out of 37 of Erasure's eligible singles made it to the UK Top 40, and 17 of those rose into the Top 10. Erasure won the Brit Award for Best British Group in '89. As a true international sensation, the band boasts of huge followings in multiple countries outside the UK, including mainland Europe - particularly Denmark, Germany and Sweden - and South America - particularly Chile, Brazil, Peru and Argentina. The band also made a splash in the US with "Always" and "A Little Respect." Both songs reached the Top 20 on US charts. The band has also become immensely popular within the LGBTQ community, with Andy Bell as a beloved icon.
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Erasure first formed in 1985 as part of London's club scene when Bell responded to a classified ad. The ad was for a singer, and it was posted by his hero, Clarke, who was an original founding member of the band Depeche Mode. Erasure introduced itself to wider audiences with the single "Who Needs Love Like That." Erasure then clambered its way onto the UK singles chart with its fourth single, "Sometimes." From there, Erasure produced more than 200 songs and - between 17 studio albums, five live albums, eight compilation albums, 13 video albums, seven Extended Plays, 41 singles and two tribute albums - sold more than 25 million albums. Also coming to the forefront as the age of music video was dawning, Erasure produced 43 music videos.
Where can I buy Erasure tickets?
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What can I expect from Erasure?
The music of Erasure combines synth-pop, dance pop, dance rock, new wave, pop Christmas, europop, eurodance and new romantic styles into its signature sound. Erasure concerts always feature good vibes, peppy dance grooves, colorful costumes and playful staging.
What are some Erasure songs?
Some of the Erasure songs you might hear at a show include "Breath of Life," "Here I Go Impossible Again," "I Love Saturday," "Chorus," "Take a Chance," "The Circus," "Rock Me Gently," "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme," "Oh L'amour," "Blue Savannah," "Chains of Love," "Lay All Your Love On Me," "Victim of Love," "Ship of Fools," "Stop!" and "Love to Hate You."
What artists have played with Erasure?
Some of the opening acts that Erasure has shared the stage with include Superhumanoids, Frankmusik, NINA, Chad Valley and Reed & Caroline. Erasure has also partnered with artists such as Robbie Williams and Echo Collective.
Where can I see the Erasure tour?
Erasure tours touch every corner of the globe, with US stops including The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia, The Fillmore in Miami Beach, Florida, House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts, Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas and the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. On its Canadian stops, Erasure has performed at major venues like the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto, Ontario, and the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia. On Erasure tours in the UK and Europe, it plays at sites like Norwich UEA in Norwich, UK, the Mehr! Theater in Hamburg, Germany, the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. Erasure tours have also visited parts of South America, Russia and the Ukraine, among other locations.
Who are Erasure's influences?
Erasure's diverse influences are apparent in its sound, especially at a live show, and include artists like Yello, Visage, Ultravox, The Human League, Telex, Donna Summer, Sparks, Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Roxy Music, Peter Gabriel, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, New Order, Kraftwerk, Gloria Gaynor, Culture Club, Blancmange and ABBA.Back to Top
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