Though they might have fallen off the mainstream radar after the 1980s, the Pet Shop Boys have remained prolific recording artists and maintained a sizable fan following around the world. The ’80s electropop duo will showcase some of their latest work later this summer during a four-week tour of the United States and Canada.
Pandemonium on Tour launches August 29 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, and concludes with a September 26 performance at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. The Boys will perform a pair of two-night runs on September 1-2 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY, and September 22-23 at Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA, among other engagements.
Pet Shop Boys will also hop north of the border for a September 19 concert at Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC. Another Canadian show was added recently for August 20 in Toronto, ON, though a venue has not been confirmed yet.
Public ticket sales have already started for the tour, but a limited number of presale tickets and VIP packages are still listed on the Pet Shop Boys’ official fan ticketing site.
Pet Shop Boys vocalist Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe are touring behind their tenth studio album, “Yes,” released on April 21 in the U.S. The effort peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, earning the musicians their highest placement on the U.S. albums chart in more than a decade. In a positive review of the album, Rolling Stone described the duo as “Euro-disco’s poet laureates, setting epigrams worthy of Oscar Wilde to thumping Hi-NRG production.”
Though their more recent albums have only placed in the lower registers on the U.S. charts, the pair’s singles have consistently earned spots in the top 20 — and often the top 10 — on Billboard‘s Hot Dance Club Play list. Their most recent single “Love Etc.” hit No. 9 on the chart.
Despite their accomplishments over the years, the Pet Shop Boys’ 1986 debut “Please” remains their biggest U.S. success. Album sales were driven largely by the popularity of the single “West End Girls,” which topped the Hot 100 after its release and also crowned the club play lists in remixed form.
Pet Shop Boys itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|August 29||Montreal, QC||Metropolis|
|August 30||Toronto, ON||TBA|
|September 1 – 2||New York, NY||Hammerstein Ballroom|
|September 3||Washington, DC||DAR Constitution Hall|
|September 5||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|September 6||Atlantic City, NJ||House of Blues|
|September 9||Miami Beach, FL||Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater|
|September 10||Tampa, FL||Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center|
|September 11||Lake Buena Vista, FL||House of Blues|
|September 12||Atlanta, GA||Chastain Park Amphitheatre|
|September 14||Chicago, IL||Chicago Theatre|
|September 15||Milwaukee, WI||Pabst Theater|
|September 19||Vancouver, BC||Centre In Vancouver for Performing Arts|
|September 20||Seattle, WA||Moore Theatre|
|September 22 – 23||San Francisco, CA||Warfield Theatre|
|September 24||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|September 26||Las Vegas, NV||The Joint|