Pet Shop Boys are set to release their new single “Twenty-something” on June 24. Taken from their most recent album Super, the release will include two new bonus tracks, “The white dress” and “Wiedersehen,” the latter featuring backing vocals from Rufus Wainwright. Also featured are remixes of “Twenty-something” by Swedish DJ/producer Kornél Kovács and reggaeton super-producers Los Evos Jedis. See below for a full track list for digital bundles available in U.S.
The official video for “Twenty-something” is premiering on Univision.com. View HERE and share HERE. Univision’s Uforia Musica calls the track “high-energy yet heart-rending.” Directed by Gavin Filipiak, who caught Pet Shop Boys’ attention when he helmed the video for the group Prayers’ cover of their classic track “West End Girls.” Filipiak says “the band loved the authenticity and feel of the video and wanted something similar for their new song which has a Latin sound to it. For the video, they were imagining a Hispanic character going through the same struggles described by the lyrics of the song.”
The duo has announced the first leg of their “Super” world tour starting on October 21 in Las Vegas. The 27-day run includes shows in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Holland, Denmark and Russia and will go on sale May 13, tickets availableHERE. More dates including U.K. shows will be announced later this year. The band will be playing songs from their storied career as well as their critically acclaimed new album, Super.
The “Super” tour will be staged by long-time Pet Shop Boys designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page and will follow their sold-out residency of four nights at the Royal Opera House in London July 20-23. The band is collaborating for live music arrangements with Stuart Price, who produced and mixed their latest album along with 2013’s Electric.
Over the last 25 years Pet Shop Boys have gained a reputation as innovators of the modern live music show. They were among the first to integrate multimedia and theatrical elements into their productions and they have collaborated with Derek Jarman, Zaha Hadid and Sam Taylor Johnson.
Super entered the official U.K. Album Charts at #3 marking the duo’s sixteenth U.K. Top 10 album to date. The first single “The Pop Kids” reached #1 on Billboard’s U.S. Dance Club Charts. The album was written in London and Berlin and features 12 new Tennant/Lowe compositions.
TWENTY-SOMETHING TRACK LIST *only available on digital format in U.S.
1. Twenty-something (radio edit) 2. The white dress 3. Wiedersehen 4. Twenty-something (The Los Evo Jedis Remix) 5. Twenty-something (Kornél Kovács Remix)*
PET SHOP BOYS TOUR DATES
October 21—Las Vegas, NV—The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
October 22—Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex
October 24—Vancouver, BC—Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 25—Portland, OR—Keller Auditorium
October 27—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
October 29—Los Angeles, CA—Microsoft Theater
November 1—Austin, TX—Long Center for the Performing Arts
November 2—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall
November 4—Nashville, TN—Andrew Jackson Hall at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
November 5—Chicago, IL—Civic Opera House
November 6—Toronto, ON—Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
November 9—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre
November 10—Morristown, NJ—Mayo Performing Arts Center
November 11—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre
November 12—New York, NY—The Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 14—Atlanta, GA—Symphony Hall
November 15—Saint Petersburg, FL—Mahaffey Theater
November 16—Miami Beach, FL—Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Center
November 26—Leipzig, Germany—Arena Leipzig
November 27—Cologne, Germany—Palladium Köln
November 28—The Netherlands—Poppodium 013
November 30—Hamburg, Germany—Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt
December 1—Berlin, Germany—Tempodrom
December 2—Frankfurt am Main, Germany—Jahrhundertehalle Frankfurt
December 4 —Copenhagen, Denmark—Copenhagen Opera House
December 5—Copenhagen, Denmark—Copenhagen Opera House