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Pet Shop Boys announce new album, Royal Opera House shows

By | Published on Monday 25 January 2016

Pet Shop Boys

You remember the other day when you were wondering what the Pet Shop Boys were up to because you saw this picture on Instagram? Well, it turns out they’re releasing a new album in April. On the actual 1st of April, as it happens. No joke. It’s called ‘Super’ and its twelve tracks were produced by Stuart Price.

“It was fantastic to be back in the studio with Stuart Price continuing from where we left off with ‘Electric’ and we’re THRILLED with the results”, said the duo in eerie synchronicity. “It’s also very exciting to take electronic music into the Royal Opera House – such a grand and beautiful venue. These will be four very special nights for us and our only UK concerts this year”.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a moment guys. I haven’t told them about the shows yet. I was actually going to tell the people that you’re releasing the new album through your own Kobalt Label Services-serviced label x2 Records. But, whatever, we can talk about the gigs instead.

I mean, the cat’s pretty much out of the bag already, but the Pet Shop Boys are going to play four shows at the Royal Opera House later this year. They’ll take place on 20-23 Jul. Titled ‘Inner Sanctum’, the site-specific performance has been created with designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page. Tickets are available here.

Oh, and the lead single from the new album is called ‘The Pop Kids’. And you can ferret about in this website for more info on everything here, and watch the duo’s “2016 Launch Video” here.