Erasure announce new album, headline tour and stadium tour with Robbie Williams

The '80s synth pop duo are hitting the road again to support their 17th studio album, World Be Gone.

The follow up to their last album, The Violet Flame, Erasure's new album comes after the band celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Their 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.

Keyboardist Vince Clarke comments: “Obviously the current political climate lends itself to lots of ideas”, Andy Bell continues, “I think there’s an underswell 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.”

Watch the trailer for the new album here:

Erasure have also 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: 27 May in Glasgow, 28 May in Manchester and 29 May at London’s historic Roundhouse.

The duo's full tour dates are listed below, including an appearance supporting Robbie Williams in Dublin on June 17.


27 May – Glasgow, 02 Academy

28 May – Manchester Albert Hall

29 May – London Roundhouse

Tickets Friday 3 March from


2 June – UK Manchester, Ethiad Stadium

6 June – UK Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium

9 June – UK Edinburgh, Murrayfield Stadium

13 June – UK Coventry, Ricoh Stadium

17 June – IRE Dublin, Aviva Stadium

21 June – UK Cardiff, Ethiad Stadium

23 June – UK London, Stadium (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

28 June – DE Dusseldorf, Espirit Arena

1 July – FR Paris, AccorHotels Arena

4 July – NL Nijmegen, Goffertpark

8 July – BE Werchter, Festivalpark

11 July – DE Hannover, HDI Arena

14 July – IT Verona, Stadio Bentegodi

19 July – DE Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena

22 July – DE Munich, Olympiastadion

25 July – DE Berlin, Waldbühne

29 July – SE Stockholm, Tele2 Arena

4 Aug – NO Bergen, Bergenhus Fortress

7 Aug – DK Copenhagen, Telia Parken

10 Aug – FI Tampere, Ratina Stadium

13 Aug – PL Warsaw, PGE Narodowy

16 Aug – LT Vilnius, Vingis Park

19 Aug – CZ Prague, Airport Letnany

23 Aug – HU Budapest, Groupama Arena

26 Aug – AT Vienna, Ernst Happel Stadium

29 Aug – AT Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadium

2 Sep – CH Zurich, Letzigrund Stadium

7 Sep – RU St Petersburg, Ledovi Dvorets Palace

10 Sep – RU Moscow, Olympiski

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