On April 22, the Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven is performed in London for the first time in fourteen years, in a sold-out month-long run at The Union Theatre. (It will return for a further five weeks beginning on October 21.). For this revival, at the Pet Shop Boys’ request, the musical’s original final number, “Positive role model”, is replaced by “Vocal”.
On August 15, the final date of the much-extended Electric tour – which began in March, 2013 – takes place at the Flow Festival in Helsinki. The tour has visited over forty countries.
On December 2, the Pet Shop Boys appear at MAMA – the Mnet Asian Music Awards – in Hong Kong. They are given the Worldwide Inspiration award and play a lengthy live medley, joined for their final two songs, “What have I done to deserve this?” and “Vocal”, by the K-Pop artist f(x). At the organisers’ request, they wear the Electric tour straw jackets for, possibly, the final time.
On This Day
Mini is released in Japan.
The Boys fly to Moscow to attend a Marilyn Manson concert.
They work in the studio on a number of songs in progress, and then write a brand new one, 'The Resurrectionist.'
Chris has a cold. Nevertheless, he and Neil continue working in the studio on 'Your Early Stuff.'
Adam Tressler records guitar parts for 'Breathing Space,' after which the Boys discuss, as they put it, the 'direction to take' on the song.