Electric Tour

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Electric Tour
Tour by Pet Shop Boys
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Associated album Elysium
Electric
Start date 22 March 2013
End date 15 August 2015
Pet Shop Boys concert chronology

The Electric Tour is synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys' 2013–2015 world tour in support of their two albums Elysium and Electric. The first leg started on 22 March[1] and ended in October in Mexico.[2] The second leg of the tour was announced in January 2014, starting at the Coachella festival in California in April. A third leg of the tour was announced in February 2015, starting at the Festival Contempopranea in Badajoz, Spain. Notably, the tour was announced on 5 December 2012 even before the announcement of Electric, the album bearing the same name with the tour.[3]

Concept[edit]

The show consists of the band along with two dancers performing in front of a huge screen.

The screen often projects the silhouettes of band members Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe morphing into different colours or shapes according to each song, but it also projects other types of videos, such as visiting places of the world via Google Earth during Somewhere.

The show starts with Axis and ends, on most dates, with Vocal, which are respectively the opening and closing tracks of their Electric album.

The set list has some short interludes or extended instrumental parts to allow the band to go offstage, change costumes and come back. Those moments could also be considered as links between one act and another in the show.

The dancers always have their faces covered in some way. They appear for the first time during the interlude preceding I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing and finish off on Vocal, both times wearing big minotaur masks.

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[4]
22 March 2013 Veracruz Mexico Cumbre Tajín Festival
South America[5]
13 May 2013 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
16 May 2013 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
18 May 2013 Asunción Paraguay Conmebol Bourbon Convention Center
22 May 2013 São Paulo Brasil Credicard Hall
25 May 2013 Bogotá Colombia Centro de Eventos Bima
Europe & Middle East[6][7]
3 June 2013 Saint Petersburg Russia Oktyabrskiy Big Concert Hall
5 June 2013 Moscow Crocus City Hall
9 June 2013 Copenhagen Denmark Falconer Salen
11 June 2013 Paris France Grand Rex
15 June 2013 Barcelona Spain Sónar Festival 2013
18 June 2013 London United Kingdom The O2 Arena
20 June 2013 Manchester Manchester Arena
23 June 2013 Tel Aviv Israel Nokia Arena
29 June 2013 Stockholm Sweden Cirkus
1 July 2013 Dortmund Germany Music Week Festival
3 July 2013 Karlovy Vary Czech Republic KV Arena
5 July 2013 Tallinn Estonia Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
7 July 2013 Turku Finland Ruisrock
9 July 2013 Freiburg Germany ZMF
10 July 2013 Munich Tollwood Festival at Musik Arena
13 July 2013 Byblos Lebanon Byblos Festival
16 July 2013 Athens Greece Ejekt Festival
Asia[8]
3 August 2013 Sentosa Singapore Resorts World Convention Centre
6 August 2013 Manila Philippines Araneta Coliseum
9 August 2013 Tokyo Japan Makuhari Messe
11 August 2013 Summer Sonic Festival
14 August 2013 Seoul South Korea Supersonic Festival
17 August 2013 Jakarta Indonesia Jakarta Conference Centre
20 August 2013 Shanghai China Shanghai Grand Stage
22 August 2013 Beijing MasterCard Center
24 August 2013 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena
Europe[9]
4 September 2013 Gdańsk Poland Ergo Arena
6 September 2013 Berlin Germany Berlin Festival
North America[9][10]
12 September 2013 Miami Beach United States Jackie Gleason Theater
13 September 2013 Saint Petersburg Mahaffey Theater
14 September 2013 Atlanta Atlanta Symphony Hall
16 September 2013 New York City Beacon Theatre
17 September 2013
19 September 2013 Bethesda Strathmore
21 September 2013 Boston House of Blues
22 September 2013 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
24 September 2013 Montreal Canada Olympia Theatre (fr)
25 September 2013 Toronto Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
27 September 2013 Windsor Caesars Windsor
28 September 2013 Chicago United States Auditorium Building
2 October 2013 Seattle Paramount Theatre
3 October 2013 Vancouver Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4 October 2013 Portland United States Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
5 October 2013 Oakland Fox Theatre
7 October 2013
8 October 2013 San Diego Copley Symphony Hall
11 October 2013 Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
12 October 2013 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium
15 October 2013 Mexico City Mexico Mexico City Arena
Europe[11]
31 December 2013 Edinburgh United Kingdom Hogmanay at the Gardens
North America[12]
8 April 2014 Oakland United States Fox Theater
11 April 2014 Ventura Ventura Theater
12 April 2014 Coachella Coachella Festival
15 April 2014 Dallas The Majestic Theatre
16 April 2014 Austin ACL Live at the Moody Theater
18 April 2014 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
19 April 2014 Coachella Coachella Festival
23 April 2014 Asheville Moogfest
25 April 2014 Atlantic City Revel Casino Hotel – Ovation Hall
26 April 2014 New York City Terminal 5
Australia
6 June 2014 Sydney Australia Carriageworks[13]
7 June 2014
8 June 4014
Europe[14]
13 June 2014 Birmingham United Kingdom LG Arena
15 June 2014 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
16 June 2014 Blackpool Empress Ballroom
4 July 2014 Vienna Austria Jazz Fest Wien
7 July 2014 Budapest Hungary Budapest Park
10 July 2014 Novi Sad Serbia Exit Festival
12 July 2014 Liepāja Latvia LMT Summer Sound
14 July 2014 Zürich Switzerland Live At Sunset Festival
18 July 2014 Pori Finland Pori Jazz Festival
25 July 2014 Turin Italy Traffic Festival
30 July 2014 Marbella Spain Starlite Festival
1 August 2014 Gijón Plaza La Laboral
3 August 2014 Girona Cap Roig Festival
7 August 2014 Skanderborg Denmark Smukfest Skanderborg
9 August 2014 Lokeren Belgium Lokerse Festival
10 August 2014 Utrecht Netherlands TivoliVredenburg
11 August 2014
13 August 2014 Prague Czech Republic Forum Karlin
15 August 2014 Copenhagen Denmark Smukfest Copenhagen
29 August 2014 Stradbally Ireland Electric Picnic
25 August 2014 Borchester United Kingdom Loxfest on The Archers
31 August 2014 Bingley Bingley Music Live Festival
2 September 2014 Gateshead The Sage
3 September 2014
5 September 2014 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
7 September 2014 Portmeirion Festival No. 6
Asia[15]
20 September 2014 Singapore Singapore Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
24 September 2014 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Negara
26 September 2014 Hong Kong Hong Kong Asiaworld Expo Hall 10
28 September 2014 Taipei Taiwan Linko Dome
South America[16]
22 November 2014 Punta Del Este Uruguay Conrad Resort and Casino
Africa
12 December 2014 Johannesburg South Africa Sandton Convention Centre
15 December 2014 Cape Town Good Hope Centre
19 December 2014 Durban Moses Mabhida Stadium
Europe
5 June 2015 Badajoz Spain Festival Contempopranea
8 June 2015 Barcelona Festival Jardins De Pedralbes
25 June 2015 Rome Italy Auditorium Parco della Musica
27 June 2015 Ljubljana Slovenia Flow Festival Ljubljana
14 August 2015 Gothenburg Sweden Way Out West Festival
15 August 2015 Helsinki Finland Flow Festival

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