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24 March 2009

From the British music industry journal, “Music Week”: Pet Shop Boys are facing a close battle with Ronan Keating as they look to score their first number one album in the UK in more than 15 years. The duo’s new Parlophone-issued album “Yes” is presently around 1,200 units ahead of Keating’s Polydor release “Songs For My Mother”, according to early retail reports, but the story is made more complicated by the PSB album having accidentally ended up on iTunes three days early last week. It is understood around 2,500 sales of the album achieved on the Apple site following its premature release there last Friday will not count towards this coming week’s chart as they will be recognised as sales from last week instead. Pet Shop Boys, who won the outstanding contribution award at this year’s Brits, have only topped the albums chart once before. “Very” reached number one in October 1993.

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26 April 2024

Pet Shop Boys’ brand-new album “Nonetheless” is out now on Parlophone Records.


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Online magazine The Quietus has just published a new interview with Neil and Chris as well as a piece about “West End girls” 40 years on. Links below. 

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Look out for these two magazines in UK newsagents now.

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Pet Shop Boys are on the cover of this month’s Electronic Sound Magazine. This new issue includes an interview with Chris and Neil and comes with a gold seven-inch vinyl, featuring previously unreleased live versions of three PSB tracks.

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The new London production of “Closer to Heaven” is now in rehearsals and tickets are selling fast! Link below.

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13 May 2024

Neil’s coat, as worn on the cover of Pet Shop Boys’ single “Loneliness”, is being auctioned as part of the “Spring Cleaning for War Child” initiative. The coat has been signed by Neil and all funds raised will help War Child protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children living through conflict around the world. The auction runs until this Thursday, 16th May 12pm BST at the link below.

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11 May 2024

“Dancing star” is number one in this week’s Official Singles Sales Chart in the UK.

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3 May 2024

Pet Shop Boys’ fifteenth studio album “Nonetheless” has entered the UK Official Albums Chart this week at number 2, the highest-charting PSB album since “Very” in 1993. And in the UK Vinyl Albums Chart “Nonetheless” is number one.

The album is also number 2 in Switzerland, number 3 in Germany and number 3 in Australia, their best album performance there since 1996. Additionally, it charted at number 5 in Belgium, number 16 in the Netherlands and number 24 in France.

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