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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”.

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On this day

1991: The PSB medley of 'Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)' debuts on the U.S. singles chart.

1999: Neil is one of many celebrities who attends Ian McKellen's 60th birthday party at London's Royal Garden Hotel. There he meets Monica Lewinsky, who has become a friend and frequent guest of Sir Ian's.

2000: The Pet Shop Boys receive the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

2002: They appear on NBC's Today show in New York City and then travel to Philadelphia for their evening concert there. After the show they meet with fans, signing autographs and responding to questions.

2005: Working in Pete Gleadall's studio, they edit the Potemkin track 'Men and Maggots' to reduce its length on the album. Meanwhile, Trevor Horn continues production work on Fundamental at Sarm West, during which he plays bass on 'Luna Park.'

2007: The Boys perform at the Wolverhampton (U.K.) Civic Hall.

2009: Chris and Neil guest on BBC Radio 2 in a program titled Pet Shop Boys: Wired, in which they choose and play their favorite electro-pop music of the past decade.

2013: They conclude the Latin American leg of their Electric Tour with a concert in Bogotá, Colombia.

Headlines

15 April 2015
Tres Sesenta Festival

Pet Shop Boys add a third Spanish date to their 2015 tour.

27 March 2015
Way Out West

The Electric 2015 tour will come to Sweden this summer.

27 March 2015
Flow Festival Helsinki

Pet Shop Boys return to Finland to appear at Flow Festival.

23 March 2015
Festival Jardins De Pedralbes

The Electric tour makes a second visit to Spain this year.

16 March 2015
Closer To Heaven returns

A brand new London production opens next month.

Facts courtesy of geowayne.com