Erasure

Erasure

 

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Erasure (/ɪˈrʒər/) are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London, and entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single "Who Needs Love Like That". Following the release of their fourth single, "Sometimes", the duo established itself on the UK Singles Chart and became one of the most successful artists of the late 1980s to mid-1990s.

From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK, while having three Top 20 hits in the US (on the Billboard Hot 100): "A Little Respect", "Chains of Love", and "Always". By 2009, 34 of their 37 chart-eligible singles and EPs had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10. At the 1989 Brit Awards, Erasure won the Brit Award for Best British Group.[1]

The duo are most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark, and Sweden) and also in South America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Peru). The band is also popular within the LGBT community, for whom the openly gay Bell has become a gay icon.[2] They have penned over 200 songs and have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.[3][4]

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Highlights13

World Beyond
Album
World Beyond is an album by musical group Erasure, released on March 9, 2018.
Be Careful What You Wish For!
Song
Be Careful What You Wish For!
Oh What A World
Song
Oh What A World is a song by musical group Erasure, released on February 16, 2018.
Singles: EBX4
Album
Singles: EBX4 is an album by musical group Erasure, released on February 2, 2018.

Photos - Erasure273

Popular Albums68

Album Appearances & References8

Popular Songs65

Song Appearances & References11

Popular Live Albums3

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows1

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers14

Other Music-Related Relationships11

Awards & Nominations1

Band Members2

You May Also Be Interested In27

Videos31

Spotify - Albums & Singles122

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts38

The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Miami Beach, United States
July 6, 2018
The Mahaffey Theater
St Petersburg, United States
July 7, 2018
Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Orlando, United States
July 8, 2018
Tabernacle
Atlanta, United States
July 10, 2018
The Fillmore Charlotte
Charlotte, United States
July 11, 2018
Beacon Theatre
New York, United States
July 13, 2018
Beacon Theatre
New York, United States
July 14, 2018
Beacon Theatre
New York, United States
July 15, 2018
House of Blues Boston
Boston, United States
July 17, 2018
Merriam Theater
Philadelphia, United States
July 18, 2018
Warner Theatre
Washington, United States
July 20, 2018
Warner Theatre
Washington, United States
July 21, 2018
Byham Theater
Pittsburgh, United States
July 22, 2018
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Toronto, Canada
July 24, 2018
20 Monroe Live
Grand Rapids, United States
July 25, 2018
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago, United States
July 27, 2018
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago, United States
July 28, 2018
State Theatre
Minneapolis, United States
July 29, 2018
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Indianapolis, United States
July 31, 2018
Uptown Theater
Kansas City, United States
August 1, 2018
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Irving, United States
August 3, 2018
Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
Sugar Land, United States
August 4, 2018
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio, United States
August 5, 2018
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Austin, United States
August 7, 2018
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Austin, United States
August 8, 2018
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver, United States
August 10, 2018
Kingsbury Hall
Salt Lake City, United States
August 11, 2018
Kingsbury Hall
Salt Lake City, United States
August 12, 2018
Moore Theatre
Seattle, United States
August 14, 2018
Orpheum Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
August 15, 2018
The Masonic
San Francisco, United States
August 17, 2018
The Masonic
San Francisco, United States
August 18, 2018
The Masonic
San Francisco, United States
August 19, 2018
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, United States
August 21, 2018
Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego, United States
August 22, 2018
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, United States
August 24, 2018
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, United States
August 25, 2018
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, United States
August 26, 2018

News Articles7

Erasure – World Beyond
  –  March 19, 2018
Since then, Erasure has become a prominent name within synthpop and electronic music throughout the ‘90s. March 9th marked the release of Erasure’s latest project, World Beyond, a re-recording of World Be Gone, a collaborative project between Andy ...
Erasure & Echo Collective – World Beyond
  –  March 19, 2018
Here’s an oddity: synth-pop duo Erasure have inexplicably decided to release a ... World Beyond ends up worth a listen if you happen to be someone who likes ’80s synthpop and classical music in equal measure. Whether there’s much here for anyone ...
Erasure’s live show is nostalgic, shiny – and utterly pop-tastic
  –  February 26, 2018
Indeed, new tracks such as Just A Little Love, Sweet Summer Loving, Love You To The Sky and World Be Gone – the title track from their new album – made us realise that Erasure are still pretty hard to outdo on the synthpop front, and they sat more than ...
Erasure reveal new post-classical version of “Still It’s Not Over”: Stream
  –  February 1, 2018
On March 9th, Erasure will return with World Beyond, an alternate, post-classical reinterpretation of their 2017 album, World Be Gone. The UK synthpop veterans recorded the LP in just a little over a week with the help of Brussels’ own post-classical ...
Erasure have also postponed tonight and tomorrow night's gigs at the Olympia Theatre
  –  January 30, 2018
Having been forced to postponel the opening gig of their 'World Be Gone' tour at Dublin's Olympia Theatre last night due to illness, Erasure have unfortunately had to do the same for tonight and tomorrow night's gigs. The synthpop duo were due to play ...
Erasure announce new album, World Beyond, map out North American tour
  –  January 19, 2018
Erasure put out, World Be Gone, their 17th studio effort last May. Now, the London synthpop veterans are prepping to release an alternate, post-classical version of that LP on March 9th, re-dubbed World Beyond. For this updated edition, Erasure’s Andy ...
Golden boy! Hollywood hard man Jason Statham strips down to hotpants and dances around sprayed with metallic paint in resurfaced Erasure music video from 1994
  –  January 5, 2018
But Jason Statham's past as a backing dancer has crept out of the woodwork for the second time in recent years, appearing in a recently unearthed music video for 90s synthpop group Erasure. The hunky actor, now 50, shows up in the background in nothing but ...

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