Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour


Wed., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. 2016
$49.50 to $52.50

Location Info:

White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
2915 N Main St.
Houston, TX  77009
Ranking elders of UK synth-pop alongside Depeche Mode and OMD, Pet Shop Boys carry themselves with a rare elegance, wit and style beyond what even those esteemed groups can touch. After debuting with a clutch of mid-’80s transatlantic pop hits (“West End Girls,” “It’s a Sin”), Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have long since transcended those times by continually refining their brand of thinking-man’s dance music, becoming British icons and nurturing one of this country’s most dashing and devoted cult fanbases. Released this spring, Super marks the group’s astonishing 15th link in a chain of one-word albums notable for their quality and consistency; over the years they’ve also branched out into ballet (The Most Incredible Thing) and a 2005 recasting of landmark Russian silent film Battleship Potemkin’s score. Tours of the States are considerably less frequent, and are simply not to be missed by anyone bearing more than a modicum of culture and taste.
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