Pet Shop Boys
The UK’s most successful pop duo the Pet Shop Boys appear live at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Date and time
October 3 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamiliton Street at Georgia
Pet Shop Boys are the UK’s most successful pop duo with 12 Top Ten studio albums and 40 Top 20 singles, including four number one records. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe first met in 1981 and began writing songs together. Their first single “West End girls” was released in 1984 as a one-off single but the following year they signed to Parlophone/EMI Records and a new version of “West End girls” climbed to the top of the charts. The single went on to reach number one in nine countries, including the USA. Their success continued with the release of further UK number one hits, “It’s a sin”, “Always on my mind” and “Heart”.
‘Elysium’ features twelve new songs which display a warm, deep electronic sound, and includes orchestral arrangements by Joachim Horsley, Andrew Dawson and Ben Leathers. Backing vocals are provided on many of the tracks by veteran singers Oren, Maxine and Julie Waters (whose long career spans sessions with The Jackson Five to Adele), and singer/songwriter James Fauntleroy.
Pet Shop Boys said: “It was inspiring to make an album in Los Angeles, and to work with a producer from a different musical genre, who has brought a new dimension to our music”.