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December 2012

On December 31, a new Pet Shop Boys single, “Memory of the future”, is released in a version substantially remixed (the song has been both restructured and sped up) by Stuart Price and the Pet Shop Boys. “It’s a straightforward love song,” Neil explains. “You don’t get many from us,” Chris notes.


On December 5 the Pet Shop Boys play a one-off concert at the BBC Media City in Salford, performing an eclectic selection of current and old songs accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert, broadcast the following day on BBC Radio 2, features the premiere of one piece, “He dreamed of machines”, from their work-in-progress about the late British scientist, mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing, A man from the future.

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On this day

1991: The Pet Shop Boys perform in Frankfurt, Germany.

2005: They start writing a new song titled 'The Former Enfant Terrible.'

2010: The German TV channel ZDF Neo broadcasts a special based on the Boys' 2006-2007 Fundamental Tour.

Headlines

24 April 2014
A Man From The Future

The first performance of PSB's Alan Turing project is announced as part of a BBC Prom concert.

23 April 2014
Jazz Fest Wien, Austria

Tickets for the Austrian concert go on sale.

18 April 2014
Record Store Day

Fluorescent released on limited edition 12" vinyl.

17 April 2014
Babylon Soundgarden, Turkey

Turkey is added to the Electric 2014 tour.

16 April 2014
Sandance Festival, Dubai

PSB headline Sandance Festival in Dubai.

Facts courtesy of geowayne.com