World Beyond album due out this year (their 18th album). Of course, people are always going to want to hear synth-pop gems such as “A Little Respect,” “Blue Savannah” and “Love to Hate You” when they go to an Erasure show, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But fans should remember that recent efforts such as 2014’s The Violet Flame and 2017’s World Be Gone prove that these guys have still got it.
While the ’80s mega package tours are undoubtedly lucrative, as so many 40-somethings look to relive their glory days, it’s slightly disheartening to see some of the names on the bills, as many of them are still bona fide, relevant artists. Erasure, for example, have never gone out of style, and nor should they. Mainstays on the Pride circuit, Erasure have also remained remarkably prolific, with the