Next week we will be announcing full details of Annually 2021, the latest edition of the hardback book which PSB publish every year. Annually will be accompanied by a two-track CD single featuring a dramatic new song, almost ten minutes long, entitled “Cricket wife”, plus the lockdown version of “West End girls” which PSB debuted online in June last year. “Cricket wife” uses orchestral sounds and was written as a classical-style instrumental piece by Chris over which Neil sang lyrics taken from a poem he had written. Both Chris and Neil recorded their parts at their homes and Pete Gleadall mixed the final track. Artwork is by Farrow.
- June 18th, 2021
OverOslo, Oslo, Norway
- June 20th, 2021
Tinghallen, Viborg, Denmark
- June 23rd, 2021
Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland
- July 1st, 2021
Release Athens Festival, Athens, Greece
- July 3rd, 2021
PSM Caz Festivali, Istanbul, Turkey
- July 8th—July 10th, 2021
Bilbao BBK Live Music Festival, Bilbao, Spain
On This Day
'What Have I Done to Deserve This?' remains at #2 on the U.S. singles chart for a second week.
Neil and Chris appear on Norway's popular TV talk show Først & Sist to promote PopArt in that country.
BBC Radio 2 broadcasts a documentary narrated by Neil Tennant about the career of artist Andy Warhol.
The Pet Shop Boys are interviewed 'live' on the BBC Radio 4 arts program Front Row.
Chris and Neil are in Erfurt, Germany to perform on the evening TV show Wetten Dass. The legendary actress Sophia Loren is also a guest.
Neil records new vocals for 'Hold On.'
They both attend a performance at London's Royal Court Theatre of the one-woman play/monologue Girls & Boys, written by Dennis Kelly and performed by Carey Mulligan.
What d'you want?
You've got nothing to say
and you can't
hide that look of dismay
You only want revenge
It's been said
I'd be dead
If looks could kill
Where'd you go
with that threadbare crowd
still in tow?
Do they appreciate your
tales of woe?
Droning on and on
The official playlist for Pet Shop Boys' new studio album, “Hotspot”, which is out now on x2 Records/Kobalt.