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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

1999: The Pet Shop Boys perform at Wembley Arena in London, their final show before a four-week break in the Nightlife tour.

2009: Continuing the U.K. leg of their Pandemonium Tour, the Boys perform in Manchester. This same evening, BBC6 radio broadcasts a program that Neil and Chris had recorded several days earlier focusing on dance music that has especially influenced them.

2012: 'Neil Tennant's Smash Hits Christmas,' a special program that focuses on Neil's time as an assistant editor with the magazine, airs on BBC Radio 4.


30 October 2014
South Africa

Pet Shop Boys announce three tour dates in South Africa.

27 October 2014
Best cover version ever!

"Always On My Mind" by PSB is number one in the BBC Music song covers poll.

15 October 2014

An extra Electric date in Uruguay next month.

1 October 2014
Electric tour 2013-2014

It's finished (more or less).

17 September 2014
Last Electric dates

The four last Electric dates are imminent.

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