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30 October 2014
Pet Shop Boys will perform for the very first time to audiences in South Africa this December. Their acclaimed Electric tour (which has visited 45 countries with 104 shows to date) will now come to Johannesburg and Cape Town to headline at both of their 2014 Sonar festivals. A third date will be a PSB plus support show in Durban. The dates and details for these three shows are as follows –
December 12th: A Taste of Sonar Festival, Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg
December 15th: Sonar Cape Town Festival, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town
December 19th: People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Tickets for each of the three South African shows (including VIP packages for Durban) are now on sale and can be purchased from the links below.
Cape Town tickets
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- South Africa
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- 1 October 2014
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- 12 December 2014
A Taste of Sonar, Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
- 15 December 2014
Sonar Cape Town, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
- 19 December 2014
People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa
On this day
1989: The Boys set up their own management office, ending their professional relationship with Tom Watkins.
1990: BPI awards a U.K. platinum album to Behaviour.
1991: BPI awards a U.K. platinum album to Discography.
1994: They begin the Australian leg of their DiscoVery tour.
1996: They perform on the U.K. TV show TFI Friday.
2003: BBC Radio 2 airs the second half of its interview/popumentary Pet Shop Boys, Really.
2006: The Pet Shop Boys perform at the Arizona State Fair.
2007: Neil and Chris perform a brief set at a War Child benefit concert at Brixton Academy. They had been specifically invited to perform by Tim Rice-Oxley of the band Keane.
2010: Ultimate, the Pet Shop Boys' third hits collection, is released today in the U.K. and various other countries (although it had been released in several countries a few days earlier).
2011: At Metropolis Studios in London, Neil goes through tapes in preparation for the re-mastering of tracks for their upcoming b-sides collection Format.
19 April 2014
Lyric of the day
One in a million men
could change the way you feel
One in a million men
Baby it's up to me
From One in a million