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30 October 2014

South Africa

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.

Johannesburg tickets
Cape Town tickets
Durban tickets

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On this day

1999: The Boys perform in Berlin, Germany.

2000: They meet in Los Angeles with Dr. Dre's programmer, Camara Korman, about possibly working with him.

2003: BPI awards a U.K. gold record to PopArt.

2013: Neil Tennant is among thirty celebrities (also including Tracey Ullman and Holly Johnson) who, in an open letter to the Evening Standard, protest the pending demolition of London's Earls Court arena by real estate developers. They argue that the famed Art Deco structure should instead be preserved and restored.

Lyric of the day

Run, girl, run
away from the sun
Napalm burns
so close to your body
Photographers shoot
cameras roll
The western world
would like to say sorry

From Run, girl, run (1971)

Facts courtesy of geowayne.com