Pet Shop Boys: Synth-Pop Legends at The Greek Theatre
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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British synth-pop icons Pet Shop Boys will return to North America this summer for “Pandemonium Tour” behind their recent release, _Yes. _Following a month-long European run, the duo—Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe—will bring the multimedia concert to the Greek Theatre stage.
The forthcoming tour, which is being directed by Es Devlin and choreographed by Lynne Page, will feature songs from the new work, as well as some of the pair’s greatest hits. “Every night is Friday night on the tour,” Chris Lowe said in a prepared statement.
_Yes, _the duo’s 10th studio album, hit shelves in late April and debuted at # 32 on The Billboard 200, marking the band’s highest-charting album since 1993’s Very. Produced by Xenomania, Yes features 11 new songs, including the single “Love etc.” USA Today’s headline of the CD review emphatically stated, “Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Yes’ affirms their greatness. Since the band’s inception in 1981, the Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.