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30 October 2014
Pet Shop Boys will perform for the very first time to audiences in South Africa this December. Their acclaimed Electric tour (which has visited 45 countries with 104 shows to date) will now come to Johannesburg and Cape Town to headline at both of their 2014 Sonar festivals. A third date will be a PSB plus support show in Durban. The dates and details for these three shows are as follows –
December 12th: A Taste of Sonar Festival, Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg
December 15th: Sonar Cape Town Festival, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town
December 19th: People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Tickets for each of the three South African shows (including VIP packages for Durban) are now on sale and can be purchased from the links below.
Cape Town tickets
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- 12 December 2014
A Taste of Sonar, Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
- 15 December 2014
Sonar Cape Town, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
- 19 December 2014
People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa
On this day
1987: RIAA awards a U.S. gold album to Actually.
1990: Chris and Neil appear at a London bookstore to sign Chris Heath's book Pet Shop Boys, Literally. The crowd becomes so unmanageable that police must break it up.
1991: Discography debuts on the U.S. album chart.
2011: They write a new song tentatively titled 'The Opera,' with Chris working on the music and Neil writing lyrics, after which he records a vocal. Later Neil phones Andrew Dawson in Los Angeles to discuss his co-producing their next album.
2012: Neil and Chris discuss plans for their upcoming tour with their manager Angela Becker. They also work on a new track, 'Thursday Night Special,' soon to be renamed just 'Thursday.'
19 April 2014
Lyric of the day
And there we will sleep
with the farmer's sheep
And we will be happy
like a soft, new-washed nappy
From Night song