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New album “Hotspot”
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14 November 2019

Pet Shop Boys today announce details of their highly anticipated new studio album, “Hotspot”, which will be released on January 24th 2020 on x2 Records/Kobalt.

“Hotspot” was mostly recorded in Hansa Studios, Berlin, and mixed in The Record Plant, Los Angeles. It was produced and mixed by Stuart Price and features ten brand new Tennant/Lowe tracks including the single “Dreamland” featuring Years & Years, which was released in September. Another of the songs, “Burning the heather”, features Bernard Butler on guitar and was recorded at RAK Studios in London. A radio edit of “Burning the heather” is available to buy/stream now from the link below.

Pet Shop Boys say:

“We’ve written much of our music over the last ten years in Berlin and it was an exciting experience to work on this album in the legendary Hansa studios there and add a new dimension to our sound.”

The album is the last instalment of the trilogy of PSB albums produced by Stuart Price, following “Electric” in 2013 and “Super” in 2016. It will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally and is available to pre-order now from the link below.

Track-listing for “Hotspot”:

1. Will-o-the-wisp
2. You are the one
3. Happy people
4. Dreamland (featuring Years & Years)
5. Hoping for a miracle
6. I don’t wanna
7. Monkey business
8. Only the dark
9. Burning the heather
10. Wedding in Berlin

News
14 November 2019
Pet Shop Boys will tour the UK and Europe in May/June 2020 with their new show, Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live. Beginning on Friday, May 1st at Berlin’s Mercedes Benz Arena, the tour will see PSB perform at arenas across the continent and UK. More details available at the link below. More dates worldwide will be added in due course.

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European tour dates
News
28 October 2019
“Musik”, the cabaret by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, is to get a four-week London run following its sold-out world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Musik in London
News
25 October 2019
Pet Shop Boys’ current single, “Dreamland” featuring Years & Years, is released today, October 25th, on CD, digital and 12-inch vinyl formats, featuring new remixes and B-sides.

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Dreamland single released on CD and vinyl today
Hotspot

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“Burning the heather” features Bernard Butler on guitar and was recorded at RAK Studios in London.

Burning the heather (radio edit)
  • May 01st, 2020
    Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
  • May 02nd, 2020
    König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
  • May 05th, 2020
    Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
  • May 06th, 2020
    AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • May 08th, 2020
    Leipzig Arena, Leipzig, Germany
  • May 10th, 2020
    Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany

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On This Day

1987

Chris and Neil are winding up a three-week stint in South London and Clacton filming It Couldn't Happen Here.

1994

The Pet Shop Boys perform in Mexico City for a second night.

2006

Continuing their post-touring vacation, Neil and Chris enjoy an evening as spectators at a Mexican wrestling match at the Monterrey Coliseo.

2009

The Boys perform in Thessaloniki, Greece.

2010

Neil and Chris are interviewed on Matthew Rudd's Q Radio show, during which records by other artists selected by them are also played. The most delightful surprise to this writer? - Bob Lind's big 1966 folk-pop hit 'Elusive Butterfly.'

2011

London department store Fortnum & Mason unveils their 2011 Christmas window decorations. The store's creative director, Paul Symes, tells an interviewer that this year's display is inspired by the Pet Shop Boys' music video for 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?' He points out, 'We’ve been very careful to stay on the glamorous side and not stray into anything seedy.'

2014

The Boys are in Punta Del Este, Uruguay in preparation for their concert there the following evening.

2015

As noted a few days later on their official Facebook page, Chris and Neil pay a backstage 'surprise visit' this evening 'before the final curtain call' to the cast of the revival of their musical Closer to Heaven at London's Union Theatre.

Lawrence in the desert
How was he to know?
Under so much pressure
from the men back home
Play with fire you must be mad
Are you only Jack the lad?
Play with guns you must be bad
or hiding something, Jack

Telling lies in public
Breaking codes at home
Underneath the blankets

Pet Shop Boys - Burning the heather (radio edit) (Official lyric video)

Spotify

Follow the “Pet Shop Boys 2019” playlist on Spotify to hear everything released by PSB so far this year. We will add more songs as the year continues.

Pet Texts

Radio interview
Pet Text
14 November 2019
Not So Silent Night
Pet Text
11 November 2019

Neil will be singing a couple of songs at Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Christmas show at the Royal Festival Hall in London on December 6th. Other guests include Chrissie Hynde and Guy Garvey

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Auction
Pet Text
7 November 2019

The lyrics of “Up against it” from the 1996 PSB album, Bilingual, have been handwritten by Neil for an auction in support of the Joe Orton Statue Appeal. Full details at the first link below

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Record audience for PSB Hyde Park show
Pet Text
4 November 2019

The PSB performance in Hyde Park for BBC Radio 2 reached a record TV audience. Full story at the link below.

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