Pet Shop Boys The Super Tour has just brought to a successful close last night (Mar 28). Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in1985, they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones. They have released 13 studio albums all of which have made the UK Top 10 as well as album charts around the world.
In their live shows over the last 30 years, Pet Shop Boys have created an original and influential style of pop musical theatre, collaborating with directors, designers and artists including Derek Jarman, David Alden and David Fielding from the English National Opera, Zaha Hadid, Sam Taylor-Wood and Es Devlin.
Pet Shop Boys’ last album, Super, was produced by Stuart Price and was released worldwide on April 1, 2016, entering the UK albums chart at number 3 and reaffirming their mastery of electronic dance pop. In July 2016 and 2018 Pet Shop Boys played exclusive four-date residencies entitled Inner Sanctum at the Royal Opera House in London. The concerts were staged by designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page and receivedecstatic reviews with The Independent stating that “their career has perpetually shown thatpop music and high art cannot only co-exist but surpass supposedly superior musical forms’.These shows formed the basis of the Super Tour production which has travelled to Europe and North and South America from 2016 to 2018.
Over recent years, Pet Shop Boys have headlined and performed at many of the World’smost prestigious & best festivals, including Glastonbury in the UK twice, Roskilde Denmark thrice, Sonar Barcelona twice, Primavera Spain, Latitude UK, Electric Picnic Ireland, Vivid Australia, Corona Capital Mexico Rock in Rio, Supersonic Korea, Coachella USA and Summer Sonic in Japan.