In April, Pet Shop Boys celebrate 30 years since the release of their debut album with a new LP, ‘Super’, followed in the summer by a four-night residency at the Royal Opera House.
The ‘Inner Sanctum’ concert series, which runs from 20 to 23 July 2016, will be staged by long-time Pet Shop Boys designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page.
“It’s very exciting to take electronic music into the Royal Opera House – such a grand and beautiful venue. These will be four very special nights for us and our only UK concerts this year,” say Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Pet Shop Boys are the most successful duo in UK music history, having achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones since 1985. Their 12 studio albums have all reached the UK Top 10.
As writers, producers, and remixers, the duo have worked with the likes of Dusty Springfield, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, The Killers, and Girls Aloud.
The recipients of the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and Outstanding Contribution to Music BRIT Award have also written a West End musical (‘Closer to Heaven’), soundtrack to the classic silent film ‘Battleship Potemkin’, ballet ‘The Most Incredible Thing’, and ‘A Man From The Future’ which premiered as a Late Night Prom concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Produced and mixed by Stuart Price in Los Angeles, their new album ‘Super’ features 12 new songs including lead single ‘The Pop Kids’ and will be released on 1 April. Tickets for their ‘Inner Sanctum’ concert series are available now.