Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, formerly of Depeche Mode and Yazoo) quickly became one of the most successful pop acts in British music. They released their debut single, "Who Needs Love Like That" in 1985, along with the album Wonderland. The band established itself on the U.K singles chart, with hits like "Sometimes," "Doesn't Have to Be" and "Victim of Love." Their third album, The Innocents, debuted at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, and went platinum in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The songs "Chains of Love" and "A Little Respect" became U.S. Top 20 hits.
‘World Be Gone’ will be the duos seventeenth studio album and is the follow up to 2014’s ‘The Violet Flame’ and follows the band’s recent 30th anniversary celebrations. The new album sees the award-winning songwriters in a more reflective mood, giving the world and recent political upheavals a thoughtful examination and, as highlighted on the painted artwork showing a ship’s masthead rising up from being submerged in the stormy waters, looking forward to the future.
Explains Vince Clarke, “Obviously the current political climate lends itself to lots of ideas,” Andy Bell continues, “I think there’s an under swell of opinion, and people are slowly waking up. I’m hoping that people will take the album in a positive way, that they’ll use it as optimistic rabble-rousing music.”
The enduring BRIT and Ivor Novello-winning pop duo have released a staggering number of albums, including five UK Number 1s and 17 Top 10 singles (35 singles charted in the UK Top 40) and their recent best of, ‘Always’, saw Erasure entering the Top 10 album charts once again. Erasure are delighted to have been invited as special guests on Robbie Williams’ 2017 stadium tour taking place in the summer. Ahead of those dates, Erasure perform three headline shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London’s historic Roundhouse.