NEWS

On this page you will be kept up to date with all the very latest Pet Shop Boys news. Some of the news items on this page have been reproduced from PetShopBoys.co.uk, with the kind permission of Bill 'Redman' Goodin.

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17th May 2017 - Gateshead

The Pet Shop Boys have added an exclusive one-night performance at Sage Gateshead to their "triumphant" (Guardian) 'Super Tour' on Saturday 2nd September 2017. When the Pet Shop Boys last played Sage Gateshead as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations in 2014, Newcastle native Neil Tennant named the landmark concert hall as one of his favourite venues in Europe: "It always feels special to come home and perform a show and the Sage has established itself in the last ten years as one of Europe's very best venues for all genres of music." Tickets for the show are available this Friday 19ht May 2017

16th May 2017 - Peru

The Pet Shop Boys will be returning to Lima, Peru, bringing the 'Super Tour' to the Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición on Wednesday 27th September 2017. Tickets go on sale on Friday 19th May 2017.

15th May 2017 - Brazil

The Pet Shop Boys are delighted to announce three further headline shows in Brazil later this year. The Pet Shop Boys will take their critically acclaimed 'Super Tour' to Sao Paulo on Tuesday 19th September 2017, Porto Alegre on Saturday 23rd September 2017 and will play Live Curitiba for the very first time on Thursday 21st September 2017. Pre-sale tickets will be available from the 18th-25th May 2017.

12th May 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Undertow' went down 15 places to number 46.

12th May 2017 - Brazil

Pet Shop Boys will return to Brasilia this year. Following their debut show in the Brazilian capital in 2009, they return to play NET Live Brasilia on Sunday 17th September 2017. Pre-sale tickets will be available from 8pm on tomorrow.

7th May 2017 - Reissues

The announcement of the long-awaited new series of Catalogue reissues, including the track listings of 'Further Listening' bonus albums, has been delayed for a few weeks while a few minor copyright issues are being resolved. A full announcement is expected later this month.

5th May 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Undertow' went down 17 places to number 31.

3rd May 2017 - Italy

The Pet Shop Boys only Italian show of the summer will be at Lucca Summer Festival on Monday 31st July 2017. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at 11am local time.

28th April 2017 - UK Chart

This week 'Undertow' failed to enter the singles chart top 100 due to the new chart regulations which now include audio streams. But 'Undertow' did enter the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) at number 14 and entered the sales singles chart (sales of CDs, vinyl and downloads) at number 87.

26th April 2017 - Change Of Venue For Mainz Show

The Pet Shop Boys' Mainz show on Wednesday 28th June 2017 moves venue from Zitadelle to Halle 45.
With an earlier curfew than expected announced at the Zitadelle, the promoter has decided to move the show from the Zitadelle open air venue to the indoor Halle 45 to guarantee that the full production is not compromised.
Halle 45 is located about 2.5km driving distance from Zitadelle and the show will start at 8:30pm. Tickets for the Zitadelle will remain valid for Halle 45.

21st April 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Inner Sanctum' re-entered at number 99. Meanwhile 'Domino Dancing' re-entered at number 49.

21st April 2017 - Out Today

Don't forget that 'Undertow' is released today on 12" vinyl and digital download. The CD was only available with copies of the new 'Annually' book (see earlier news item on 10th February 2017) which is now sold out. Buy 'Undertow': UK 12", UK Download. The track listing is as follows:

12" (X20013VL1):
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Remix
Left To My Own Devices - Super Version
Burn - Baba Stiltz Remix
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Dub

Digital Download Bundle (X20013DL1):
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Remix
Left To My Own Devices - Super Version
Burn - Baba Stiltz Remix

20th April 2017 - Mexico

The Pet Shop Boys will play a second headline show in Mexico this autumn. Sunday 1st October 2017 will see the' Super Tour' arrive at the Auditorio Pabellón M in Monterrey. Tickets are on sale from Tuesday 25th April 2017.

19th April 2017 - Mexico

14th April 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went up 50 places to number 39.

7th April 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went down 25 places to number 89 and 'Twenty-Something' went up 58 places to number 43.

6th April 2017 - Paris Date Cancelled

Live Nation regrets to announce the cancellation of the Pet Shop Boys' show at L‘Olympia, on Monday 5th June 2017, for the reasons explained below:
It is with great regret that the Pet Shop Boys have to announce the cancellation of their re-scheduled Paris Olympia show on Monday 5th June 2017, because it has been brought to our attention that, under French law, certain integral parts of the show production, in particular the lasers, cannot be used indoors. France is the only country in the world that has this law and no other shows on the 'Super Tour' are affected. Attempts to find a suitable outdoor venue in Paris have been fruitless. Full refunds are available from point of purchase. The Pet Shop Boys would like to offer their sincere apologies for the great inconvenience caused to their fans.

4th April 2017 - Reissues Meeting

The Pet Shop Boys are having a marketing meeting today at Warner Music to discuss upcoming reissues and 'Further Listening' packages. Full details later this month.

1st April 2017 - Dublin x2

Another 'Super Tour' date has gone on sale at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. The Tuesday 5th September 2017 date having sold out very quickly, the Pet Shop Boys will play a second concert there on Wednesday 6th September 2017. Tickets are on sale now.

1st April 2017 - Annually/Literally Issue 43

It's here, Annually/Literally Issue 43 came through my letterbox today. To find out what's in it see the Literally page for more details.

31st March 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' re-entered at number 64, 'Twenty-Something' went up 3 places to number 91 and 'Inner Sanctum' went down 8 places to number 50.

30th March 2017 - Finland

The Pet Shop Boys will be headlining the Tall Ships Races Music Festival in Turku, Finland, on Saturday 22nd July 2017, taking to the stage at midnight. Other artists performing include Lauri Tähkä and Hurts. Tickets are on sale now.

30th March 2017 - Montreux Jazz Festival

As new dates for the 'Super Tour' continue to be added, the Pet Shop Boys will be performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on Monday 3rd July 2017. The concert will be in the Auditorium Stravinski and tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 31st March 2017 at 10am CET. Beth Ditto will be performing before the Pet Shop Boys. Other artists performing during this two-week festival are Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Solange, Royal Blood, Kasabian, Brian Wilson, Bryan Ferry, Yello, Chilly Gonzales, Emeli Sandé, London Grammar and Max Richter.

28th March 2017 - Festival On The Wall Cancelled

Unfortunately, it has been announced that the Festival On The Wall in Northumberland has been cancelled by the organisers. The Pet Shop Boys were scheduled to perform at this new festival on Friday 4th August 2017. According to the organisers' Facebook page, "Significant operational challenges have made it impossible to continue." All ticket holders will be refunded.

28th March 2017 - Holland

The Pet Shop Boys will visit Amsterdam on Tuesday 18th July 2017 when the 'Super Tour' will arrive at the Koninklijk Theater Carré. Tickets go on sale on Friday 31st March 2017 at 11am.

27th March 2017 - Israel

The Pet Shop Boys will bring the 'Super Tour' to Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday 10th June 2017 when they will perform in Hayarkon Park as part of the Pride Weekend. Tickets are on sale now.

24th March 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Twenty-Something' re-entered at number 94 and 'Inner Sanctum' re-entered at number 42.

23rd March 2017 - Sweden

The Pet Shop boys have announced the first 'Super Tour' dates in Sweden. On Thursday 27th July 2017 they will be playing in Rättvik at Dalhalla, a unique outside venue set in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Siljan, the result of a meteorite crater formed over 377 million years ago. On Friday 28th July 28017 they will be at the Storsjöyran Festival in Östersund. Tickets for both dates go on sale tomorrow.

18th March 2017 - Rio

The Pet Shop Boys will be bringing their 'Super Tour' show to Brazil on Friday 15th September 2017 when they will perform on the World Stage at Rock In Rio, their first-ever visit to this legendary festival. Lady Gaga will be performing on the same night. Tickets go on sale from Thursday 6th April 2017.

17th March 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went up 28 places to number 36.

17th March 2017 - Madrid

The Pet Shop Boys will be returning to Spain, bringing the 'Super Tour' to the Teatro Real in Madrid on Monday 10th July 2017. The show is part of the Universal Music Festival, a series of concerts which this year also includes performances by The Pretenders, Sting and Tom Jones. The Teatro Real is Spain's oldest opera house. Tickets go on sale today.

15th March 2017 - Undertow Details

A four-track vinyl EP of 'Undertow' is being released featuring two remixes of 'Undertow', a remix of 'Burn', and a new version of 'Left To My Own Devices' produced by Stuart Price based on the 'Super Tour' version. Artwork design is by Farrow. It will be released on Friday 21st April 2017. The EP will also be available as a three-track digital download. The three-track CD EP is only available with copies of the new 'Annually' book (see earlier news item on 10th February 2017) which is now sold out and will sent out at the beginning of April 2017. Pre-order 'Undertow': UK 12", UK Download. The track listing is as follows:

CD (X20013CD1):
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Remix
Left To My Own Devices - Super Version
Burn - Baba Stiltz Remix

12" (X20013VL1):
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Remix
Left To My Own Devices - Super Version
Burn - Baba Stiltz Remix
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Dub

Digital Download Bundle (X20013DL1):
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Remix
Left To My Own Devices - Super Version
Burn - Baba Stiltz Remix

10th March 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went down 38 places to number 64 and 'Inner Sanctum' went down 5 places to number 62.

9th March 2017 - Croatia

On Saturday 12th August 2017, the Pet Shop Boys will bring the 'Super Tour' to the historic city of Zadar on the beautiful coast of Croatia when they are the stars of Jazine Open Air. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am. Tickets booked before Sunday 23rd April 2017 will be at a special discounted price.

3rd March 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' re-entered at number 26 and 'Inner Sanctum' re-entered at number 57.

2nd March 2017 - Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall is releasing previously held tickets and choir seats for the sold-out show featuring the Pet Shop Boys with Johnny Marr and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra on Sunday 2nd April 2017. Tickets go on sale at 9.00am tomorrow, Friday 3rd March 2017.
Teenage Cancer Trust strongly urges fans and supporters to only buy from official ticketing partners (Royal Albert Hall, Ticketmaster, See Tickets). Measures will be in place at the venue to prevent access to anyone who has purchased tickets on the secondary market. All artists perform at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall for FREE and they want ALL profits from the shows to go young people with cancer, not to the touts.

1st March 2017 - Rescheduled Paris Date

The Pet Shop Boys were forced to cancel their sold-out show at L'Olympia in Paris last night because of unresolvable technical issues. Neil and Chris would like to apologise for the resulting inconvenience and disappointment. The concert has now been rescheduled for Monday 5th June 2017, at the same venue. All tickets for last night's concert will be valid for this date. Anyone preferring to receive a refund rather than attend the rescheduled concert should contact the original point of purchase.

1st March 2017 - Brighton Pride Summer Of Love Festival

The UK 'Super Tour' will come to Brighton Pride Summer Of Love Festival on Saturday 5th August 2017. The Pet Shop Boys headline the event at Preston Park.
Paul Kemp, the director of Brighton Pride, said: "We are really proud to welcome the Pet Shop Boys to headline our most fantastic Pride Festival ever. Having worked with some of the world's most important artists, their impressive history and amazing contribution to popular culture is undeniable. Add to that their community conscience and campaigning, and they are the perfect act for the finale of our Summer Of Love Festival."

23rd February 2017 - Brussels Summertime Festival

The Pet Shop Boys have joined the line-up of the Brussels Summertime Festival, performing their acclaimed 'Super Tour' production on Tuesday 15th August 2017. Uniquely located in the royal quarter of Brussels, other artists playing include Fun Lovin' Criminals, Caravan Palace and Alaska Gold Rush.

23rd February 2017 - Germany

Tge Pet Shop Boys will play an additional 'Super Tour' date in Germany on Monday 17th July 2017, performing at the RuhrCongress in Bochum. Tickets for this new show are now on sale.
Alongside Bochum, PSB will also visit Hannover, Mainz, Baden-Baden, Dresden and Berlin during their summer tour. Tickets for all these dates are already on sale.

21st February 2017 - Bergenfest

The Pet Shop Boys will join the line-up of Bergenfest as they bring the 'Super Tour' to this Norwegian festival, headlining the closing day on Saturday 17th June 2017. Taking place at Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen, other acts performing will include the Norwegian pop singer Aurora, Bryan Ferry and Benjamin Clementine.

17th February 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went up 62 places to number 34 and 'Inner Sanctum' re-entered at number 92.

14th February 2017 - UK Super Tour More Dates

Following five sold-out shows in Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bournemouth on their 'Super Tour' across the UK this month, the Pet Shop Boys are delighted to announce that they will return to the UK again in June 2017 with two extra dates:
Wednesday 21st June 2017 - Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, England
Thursday 22nd June 2017 - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England
Tickets for the two new dates go on general sale on Friday 17th February from 10am. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.

11th February 2017 - Cruilla Festival

The 'Super Tour' will visit Spain for the first time on Saturday 8th July 2017 when the Pet Shop Boys headline one night at the Cruilla Barcelona Summer Festival. Other artists performing over the three-day event at Juliol al Parc del Fórum include Jamiroquai, The Prodigy, Ryan Adams and Two Door Cinema Club.

10th February 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went down 51 places to number 96.

10th February 2017 - Literally Is Now Annually

The Pet Shop Boys have published their own magazine, Literally, since 1989 and last year announced it would become an annual publication after 42 issues. A new name and format has been announced. From now on Literally is Annually, a bigger (240 x 170 mm), hard-backed, 64-page book. The issue 1 will be dispatched on Saturday 1st April 2017 and will contain news, exclusive photographs, a behind-the-scenes report on the Royal Opera House shows, your letters answered and more. Packaged with Annually will be an exclusive three-track CD in a pochette designed by Farrow. A four-track 12" vinyl will also be commercially released at a later date to be announced shortly. The CD track listing is as follows:

CD (X20013CD1):
Undertow - Tuff City Kids Remix
Left To My Own Devices - Super Version
Burn - Baba Stiltz Remix

9th February 2017 - Bestival

The Pet Shop Boys will be headlining the final night of Bestival 2017 in Dorset on Sunday 10th September 2017. The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Jamie T are among the other artists playing during the three-day festival.

7th February 2017 - Henley Festival

The Pet Shop Boys have added another date to their UK 'Super Tour' which will visit the Henley Festival 2017 on Thursday 6th July 2017. Taking place by the riverbanks of Henley-on-Thames, other artists performing include Jess Glynne, Chaka Khan and All Saints.

6th February 2017 - The Pretenders

The Pretenders are releasing a new single, 'Let's Get Lost', featuring Chrissie Hynde and guest vocalist Neil Tennant duetting on one of the stand-out songs from The Pretenders latest album, 'Alone'. The track is released as part of a double a-side single with 'Gotta Wait'. Chrissie Hynde invited Neil to perform on it after a conversation between the pair backstage at a Pretenders gig in Austin, Texas, during which Neil told Chrissie that the track should be her next single. Chrissie said she would release it on the condition that he sang vocals with her; subsequently, when both artists were back in London they went in to Sarm Studios where Neil added his vocals to the track. This collaboration continues a working relationship that started when Chrissie performed 'Four Songs In A Minor' with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Pet Shop Boys' Proms show at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2015. Neil said, "I love Chrissie's voice and I love this song. It was a pleasure to sing and it's a thrill to be part of a duet with Chrissie."

3rd February 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went down 3 places to number 45.

2nd February 2017 - Germany

Following their acclaimed sold-out dates last year, the Pet Shop Boys are returning to Germany this summer with five more 'Super Tour' shows over June and July. Pre-sales have now begun. For all the Pet Shop Boys' tour dates see the Tour Dates page.

2nd February 2017 - NME 2017 Awards Honours

The Pet Shop Boys will be honoured with the 'Godlike Genius Award' at the 2017 VO5 NME Awards taking place on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at O2 Academy Brixton, London. After collecting their award, Neil and Chris, plus their Super Tour band, will then close the ceremony with a 30-minute performance.
Speaking of their win, the Pet Shop Boys said, "We’re really happy to win NME's 'Godlike Genius Award' and we’re looking forward to playing at the awards show this year."
NME's editor-in-chief Mike Williams said, "For three decades, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have been pushing the boundaries of pop music, releasing a series of consistently excellent singles and albums and working to blur the boundaries between art, music and social commentary. Their influence on pop culture is undeniable and the list of artists they’ve worked with is a mini rock 'n' roll hall of fame. Pet Shop Boys' stage performances and festival shows are never anything short of spectacular, and we're honoured that our latest Godlike Geniuses will grace the Brixton stage for an extra-special set of hits to close the VO5 NME Awards 2017."
Fans can also attend this special evening by purchasing tickets. 100 tickets with exclusive access to the NME pit are on-sale now. Bastille, Dua Lipa and 'Outstanding Contribution to Music Award' winner Wiley have also been confirmed for the legendary ceremony, with hosting by Huw Stephens.

1st February 2017 - Festival On The Wall

The Pet Shop Boys will headline the brand new Festival On The Wall in Northumberland this summer, bringing their 'Super Tour' production to a location near Hadrian's Wall. PSB will play the opening day of the festival, Friday 4th August 2017, with The Libertines and Mark Ronson also scheduled to perform. This latest UK show will follow the Pet Shop Boys' six-date tour across the country later this month.

27th January 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went up 9 places to number 42.

20th January 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' went down 19 places to number 51. Meanwhile 'Always On My Mind' re-entered at number 99.

13th January 2017 - UK Chart

This week in the physical singles chart (sales of CDs and vinyl) 'Say It To Me' re-entered at number 32.

1st January 2017 - Happy New Year!

What will the Pet Shop Boys be up to in 2017? Keep up to date by regularly checking back here.
Neil and Chris are looking forward to continuing the 'Super Tour' in the UK and Paris in February 2017 and will be announcing more new tour dates soon. They also expect to be announcing full details of a new batch of reissued and remastered albums with accompanying 'Further Listening' albums. All the best for 2017.