everything apparently, and I have only great ones of the
fabulous Friars." David Bowie,
February 28th 2014
FRIARS AYLESBURY presents
Sunday 18 February 2018.
Tickets go on sale Friday
June 2nd 10.00am from Waterside Box Office and 4.00pm
atgtickets.com. Tel sales: 0844 8717607
It has just been confirmed that Friars Aylesbury have pulled off
a complete coup as they present ERASURE at the Waterside
on Sunday 18 February 2018.
This will be part of their ‘World be Gone’ tour and will be the
first time that they have ever played in Aylesbury.
Multi-instrumentalist Vince Clarke first came to prominence when
he formed Depeche Mode with Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy
Fletcher in 1980. He wrote their hits ‘New Life’ and ‘Just Can’t
Get Enough’ after which he left the band to form Yazoo with
Alison Moyet. Yazoo were an immediate success with huge hits
including ‘Only You’ and ‘Don’t Go’. Clarke regularly attended
Friars Aylesbury gigs in the early eighties.
In 1985 Clarke and singer/songwriter Andy Bell got together to
form Erasure. For the last 32 years they have recorded 17 albums
with worldwide sales in excess of 25 million.
Says Andy Bell “There comes a point where you realise that as
much as you love pop music it can be a bit facile. You want to
explore and be truthful to who you are. And I think that goes
hand in hand with the current political climate.”
Vince says he hopes the Would be Gone album’s sense of optimism
will shine through. “That’s really important. You want to make
people feel good and feel that actually, while it might feel
like everything is going downhill, it will go back up again.
This isn’t the end of the world”
Friars’ David Stopps toured US with Andy Bell in 2013 on the
Regeneration Tour and says “Andy is one of the most electric
performers I’ve ever toured with, and I’m so excited about
finally presenting Vince Clarke at Friars Aylesbury. This
Erasure gig is going to be something.”
Very high demand is predicted for this event so anyone wishing
to attend is advised to purchase tickets on Friday 2 June.
Maximum 4 per person.
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