Pet Shop Boys play the third of their four "Inner Sanctum" concerts at the Royal Opera House in London tonight and the reaction to the first two has been astonishing with five-star reviews in print and online praising the performances, the production and the music. Links to a selection of the reviews are below.
- July 23rd, 2016
Inner Sanctum at the Royal Opera House, London, UK
- October 15th, 2016
BUE Festival 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- October 21st, 2016
The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV, USA
- October 22nd, 2016
The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
- October 24th, 2016
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
- October 25th, 2016
Keller Auditorium, Portland, OR, USA
On This Day
Neil begins a week-long holiday in Spain, first in Santiago de Compostela—a locale that will provide inspiration for the first verse of 'To Step Aside.'
The Pet Shop Boys perform in Nyon, Switzerland.
The Summer 2010 leg of the Pandemonium Tour comes to the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.
British singer Amy Winehouse dies at the age of 27. Neil and Chris—who had been falsely rumored back in 2008 to have recorded a James Bond theme with her—issue a statement of sadness at the news on their official website.
A very busy day for the Boys. Following its final rehearsal in the morning, Chris and Neil premiere their new symphonic/electronic work A Man from the Future this evening at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Chorus, narrated by Juliet Stevenson. (Also part of the program are other Tennant-Lowe compositions: 'Overture to Performance' and 'Four Songs in A Minor' sung by guest vocalist Chrissie Hynde.) And if all that weren't enough, our musical heroes manage to squeeze in (between the rehearsal and the concert) a recording session at Maida Vale Studios for their appearance the following month on the long-running BBC Radio drama The Archers.
So who did it better? Thank you to @PetShopGirl and @felixruetz for their little #InnerSanctum homage outside the Royal Opera House.