Pet Shop Boys announce UK arena tour

Shows follow the duo’s Royal Opera House residency

Pet Shop Boys go on tour in February, following their residency at London’s Royal Opera House.

The six shows are the first tour for the duo’s current album ‘Super’, which was released in April.

The Royal Opera House residency starts tomorrow (July 20) and continues until Saturday July 23. The show is designed by regular Pet Shop Boys designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page. Devlin has also designed tours for Muse, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Take That and Goldfrapp.


Tickets for the tour go on pre-sale from Pet Shop Boys’ website at 10am tomorrow and on general sale from 10am on Friday.

‘Inner Sanctum’, the third single from ‘Super’, is released on Friday, featuring two demo versions and a remix by Carl Craig. It follows ‘The Pop Kids’ and ‘Twenty-something’, though unlike the previous ‘Super’ singles there will only be remixes available rather than any new songs on the B-side.

Singer Neil Tennant recently said of Taylor Swift: “She’s a sort-of Mrs Thatcher of pop music, in that she seems to be about economics. But you know what, at least somebody is interested in that.”

Pet Shop Boys will play:
Leeds First Direct Arena (February 18)
Manchester Arena (19)
Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (21)
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (22)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (24)
Bournemouth International Centre (26)