ARCHIVE NEWS FROM
JANUARY - DECEMBER 2015

Some of the news items on this page have been reproduced from PetShopBoys.co.uk, with the kind permission of Bill 'Redman' Goodin.

25th December 2015 - Merry Christmas!

So Pet Shop Boys would like to wish everybody around the world a very merry Christmas.

9th December 2015 - 2015 Christmas Card

It's here, the Pet Shop Boys 2015 Christmas card. This years card was sent digitally via email this morning. To find out what this years Christmas card looks like see my Christmas 2015 page.

18th November 2015 - Asian Music Awards

The Pet Shop Boys will perform at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) next month. MAMA is Asia's biggest music awards ceremony, acclaimed by fans around the World for its advanced stage production and mega-scale performances.
Neil and Chris commented that they are "delighted" to have the opportunity to perform at the awards and to visit Hong Kong again. 2015 MAMA is scheduled to be held at AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong on Wednesday 2nd December 2015. Tickets are currently available online.

1st November 2015 - Closer To Heaven Returns

The Union Theatre revival of 'Closer To Heaven' in London is now up and running until the end of November, following its sell-out season in April. Featuring music and lyrics by the Pet Shop Boys and a script by Jonathan Harvey, the show runs until Saturday 28th November 2015.

28th October 2015 - West End Girls Is 30

One of the Pet Shop Boys most acclaimed singles, 'West End Girls' was released 30 years ago today and reached number 1 in the UK Charts and number 1 in the USA charts.

22nd October 2015 - Behaviour Is 25

One of the Pet Shop Boys most acclaimed albums, 'Behaviour' (or 'Behavior' in the USA), was released 25 years ago today and reached number 2 in the UK Charts and number 45 in the USA charts. There is an interesting article celebrating its anniversary on the 'Pop Matters' website.

4th October 2015 - Happy Birthday Chris!

So Pet Shop Boys and all the many fans online wish Chris a very warm and happy 56th birthday!

15th August 2015 - The Last Electric Tour Show

The last performance of Pet Shop Boys' 'Electric Tour' will take place tonight at the Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland. Neil and Chris will be onstage at 10.30pm. The tour began in 2013 and has visited 38 countries.
After a well deserved holiday, Chris and Neil will be working on their new album with producer Stuart Price. The album is expected to be released in March/April 2016.

10th July 2015 - Happy Birthday Neil!

So Pet Shop Boys and all the many fans online wish Neil a very warm and happy 61st birthday!

29th June 2015 - The Last Two Electric Tour Shows

The last two opportunities to see the Pet Shop Boys 'Electric Tour' production will be in Sweden and Finland in August 2015. No further dates are planned. These dates will be followed by holidays for Neil and Chris after which they'll commence working with Stuart Price on the production of their next album due to be released in March 2016.

28th May 2015 - Happy Birthday So Pet Shop Boys!

So Pet Shop Boys is 15 years old today!

2nd May 2015 - Brandon Flowers

'I Can Change', a new track from Brandon Flowers soon-to-be-released album, 'The Desired Effect', includes a line spoken by Neil Tennant which was, recorded on his iPhone. The track was premiered yesterday on BBC Radio 2 and samples Bronski Beat's classic song, 'Smalltown Boy'.

15th April 2015 - Tres Sesenta Festival

The Pet Shop Boys will headline Tres Sesenta Festival in Spain on Sunday 7th June 2105, becoming their third show in the country during the 'Electric 2105 Tour'. Held in Pamplona, the festival will celebrate its fourth edition with performances from the likes of Buzzcocks, Mi Captain, Arizona Baby, Supersubmarina, Is Tropical, León Benavente and Loquillo.

28th March 2015 - Way Out West

Continuing their run of summer 2015 concert performances, the Pet Shop Boys will bring the 'Electric Tour' to Sweden's Way Out West festival on Friday 14th August 2015. Also announced for the three-day music event in Slottsskogen are Patti Smith, Beck, Ellie Goulding, Years & Years and Florence + The Machine, with more to be announced.

27th March 2015 - Flow Festival Helsinki

The 'Electric Tour' will return to Finland this summer with the Pet Shop Boys announced to now perform at Flow Festival in Helsinki on Saturday 15th August 2015. The Pet Shop Boys will join the already announced festival line up that includes artists such as Beck, Shamir, Florence + The Machine, alt-J and many more.

23rd March 2015 - Festival Jardins De Pedralbes

The 'Electric Tour' will visit Barcelona on Monday 8th June 2015, with the Pet Shop Boys performing at Festival Jardins De Pedralbes. Other acts also performing at the Spanish outdoor summer concert series will include Goran Bregovic, Víctor Manuel & Ana Belén, Jessie J, Spandau Ballet, Paul Weller, Bob Dylan and Anastacia. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 25th March 2015 from 8am (CET).

16th March 2015 - Closer To Heaven Returns

'Closer To Heaven', the 2001 musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, will receive its first London revival starting next month. A new production directed by Gene David Kirk will run at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22nd April to Saturday 23rd May 2015. Casting is yet to be announced. The Union Theatre is a small 50-seater theatre with a excellent reputation for reviving musicals. Tickets are available from the box office (020 7261 9876).

2nd March 2015 - Roman Summer

The Pet Shop Boys will be making a rare appearance in Italy on Thursday 25th June 2015 when they bring the 'Electric Tour' to the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome as part of the Roman Summer 2015 series of concerts throughout the city.

27th February 2015 - Festival Contempopranea

On Friday 5th June 2015 the Pet Shop Boys be headlining the Festival Contempopranea in Badajoz, Spain. The festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and other artists performing include Vitalic.

25th February 2015 - Flow Festival Ljubljana

There will be a few 'Electric Tour' shows this summer and the first one to be announced is the Flow Festival Ljubljana in Slovenia on Saturday 27th June 2015 which focuses on current music, urban culture and the visual arts. Confirmed acts also performing at Ljubljana are Metronomy, Run The Jewels, Caribou, Jose Gonzalez, Derrick May and more. This will be Pet Shop Boys' first show in Slovenia.
The 'Electric Tour' has played in 45 different countries over the past two years and features songs from the Pet Shop Boys lastest album, 'Electric', as well as many classic hits. Tickets for Flow Festival Ljubljana will go on sale Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 10am (CET).

12th February 2015 - Theme Tune

The Pet Shop Boys have recently contributed a theme tune to an online music show made in Berlin. The show is called 'The One-Hit Parade' and features live performances from new artists. The first show will be available online from February 16th. The theme is called 'One Hit Wonder' and it was recorded late last year. It is based on an instrumental originally wrote in late 1981, one of the first Pet Shop Boys compositions! To can hear a snippet of the theme, visit the 'The One-Hit Parade' official website.

6th February 2015 - Reissues Project

Neil has confirmed that a Pet Shop Boys reissues project is in the pipeline. He posted a 'Pet Text' saying: "Surrounded by old tapes, DATs, CDs etc for a forthcoming reissues project. It's always interesting to see what forgotten gems turn up! Back to songwriting next week."

5th January 2015 - New Album

This month Neil and Chris will continue to write songs for their next album which will be produced by Stuart Price.

1st January 2015 - Happy New Year!

What will the Pet Shop Boys be up to in 2015? Keep up to date by regularly checking back here.
All the best for 2015.