From the moment THE VIOLET FLAME opens, the listener is drawn into ERASURE's empowering sense of optimism. After 30 years of songwriting, over 25 million albums sold and 40 hit singles achieved, the new album marks another stunning success for the globally-adored duo ANDY BELL and VINCE CLARKE. The emotionally-charged electro-pop and euphoric, synth-fueled melodies of THE VOILET FLAME strike instantly to the heart.
"It's one of our most exhilarating records that we've done since The Innocents," explains ANDY BELL. "If albums could have notes, it's very high. I think it's the thrill of where I am in my life; things are so settled now and I just feel like there are brand new horizons."
Recorded in New York and London and produced by Richard X, THE VIOLET FLAME sees ERASURE harness an infectious zest for the future. The album's creation--so soon after the release of 2013's Snow Globe--followed a different path from previous ERASURE releases. As ever, the songwriting was entirely collaborative, but this time, the warmth of Miami gave a perfect backdrop for this danceable pop feast.
THE VIOLET FLAME will be available in both standard and a limited 2CD edition, which features ERASURE's legendary live performance at Mute's Short Circuit festival in 2011.
"The Violet Flame Tour" headlining trek is underway now, with special shows throughout the U.S. including Las Vegas on Halloween and New York City on New Year's Eve (full details below). Tickets are on sale now, full details here: http://www.erasureinfo.com/concerts.
THE VIOLET FLAME full tracklisting:
Dead Of Night
Be The One
Under The Wave
Smoke and Mirrors
Stayed A Little Late Tonight
THE VIOLET FLAME TOUR
17 Oct - New Orleans, LA, House of Blues, USA – w/ Superhumanoids
18 Oct - Austin, TX, ACL Live, USA - w/ Superhumanoids – SOLD OUT
19 Oct - Austin, TX, ACL Live, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
21 Oct - Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
22 Oct - San Diego, CA, Humphrey's, USA - w/ Superhumanoids – SOLD OUT
24 Oct - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium, USA - w/ Superhumanoids & Richard Blade
25 Oct - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium, USA - w/ Superhumanoids & Paul V.
26 Oct - Ventura, CA, Ventura Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
28 Oct - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
29 Oct - Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
31 Oct - Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort, USA - w/ Brian Evans
1 Nov - Oakland, CA, The Fox, USA - w/ Superhumanoids – SOLD OUT|
8 Nov – Belfast, Ulster Hall, UK – w/ Chad Valley
9 Nov – Dublin, Olympia, IRELAND - w/ Chad Valley
12 Nov – Reading, Hexagon, UK - w/ Chad Valley
13 Nov – Southampton, Guildhall, UK - w/ Chad Valley
14 Nov – Reading, Hexagon, UK - w/ Chad Valley
15 Nov – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall, UK - w/ Chad Valley
16 Nov – Guildford, G Live, UK - w/ Chad Valley
17 Nov – Bristol, Colston Hall, UK – w/ Nights
19 Nov – Aberdeen, Music Hall, UK - w/ Nights
20 Nov – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange, UK - w/ Nights
21 Nov – Glasgow, O2 Academy, UK - w/ Nights
23 Nov – Brighton, Dome, UK - w/ Nights
24 Nov – Cardiff, St. David's Hall, UK - w/ Nights
25 Nov – Preston, Guildhall, UK - w/ Nights
28 Nov- Newcastle, O2 Academy, UK - w/ Nights
29 Nov – Wolverhampton, Civic, UK – w/ Shelter
30 Nov – Manchester, Apollo, UK - w/ Shelter
4 Dec – Cologne, Palladium, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
5 Dec- Dresden, Schlachthof, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
7 Dec – Hamburg, CCH1, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
9 Dec – Berlin, Columbiahalle, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
10 Dec – Aarhus, Musikhus, DENMARK - w/ Shelter
11 Dec – Copenhagen, TAP 1, DENMARK - w/ Shelter
14 Dec – London, Forum, UK
15 Dec – London, Forum, UK
30 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA
31 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA
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