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July 2013

In July the Pet Shop Boys release Electric, an album with a strong dance emphasis produced by Stuart Price: "It's called Electric because that's what it is - electronic music that we hope is exciting." The album went on to receive widespread critical acclaim. Q Magazine praised the release and said “With Electric, Pet Shop Boys have succeeded spectacularly”.



Next year: 2012

On this day

1996: Bilingual is released.

2003: One of the participants in the highly rated U.S. version of the TV show Big Brother proclaims these immortal words: 'Pet Shop Boys! I love this band!' Meanwhile, still touristing in Turkey, Chris and Neil take a boat trip on the Bosphorus.

2005: The first in a series of live performances across Germany of the Boys' Battleship Potemkin score takes place in Frankfurt.

2006: After a two-week break, the Boys resume the European leg of their Fundamental tour in Germany at the Schlossgarten Ludwigslust.

2009: The second of two consecutive evenings of the Pandemonium Tour in New York City.


28 August 2014
Back on tour

After a break, the tour restarts tomorrow.

22 August 2014
Pet Shop Boys in The Archers

Pet Shop Boys will make a guest appearance in The Archers radio series.

9 August 2014
An Electric week

Five concerts in seven days

24 July 2014
Last night's Prom

The Tennant/Lowe/Hodges tribute to Turing is premiered.

23 July 2014
A Man From The Future

The world premiere at the BBC Proms in London takes place tonight.

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