Grieving for Manchester and for all the victims of this savage attack last night. Love, Neil and Chris xx

Upfront Club Chart

Upfront Club Chart

The Tuff City Kidz remixes of “Undertow” entered the Music Week Upfront Club Chart in the UK last week at number 22 and this week have moved up to number 13!

Saturday

A quick selfie while waiting for friends to arrive. Neil x

Reissues

The announcement of the long-awaited new series of Catalogue reissues, including the track-listings of Further Listening bonus albums, has been delayed for a few weeks while a few minor copyright issues are being resolved. We now expect to make a full announcement later this month. Watch this space!

Bobby 'O' album

A cassette of the unreleased 1984 Bobby Orlando-produced PSB album. It was never finished – most of the tracks are rough mixes – but most of the songs were re-recorded and released over the next few years. Neil x

West End

A copy of the 1982 cassette we gave to record companies when we were West End not Pet Shop Boys. "Jealousy" was to have a future! Neil x

A present from Dusty

A present from Dusty

Lovely to come across this dedication in a book given to me as a Christmas present by Dusty Springfield (The International Design Yearbook 1990/91)! Neil x

Reissues

Marketing meeting at Warner Music to discuss upcoming reissues. Full details later this month. Neil x

Royal Albert Hall

What a special night at the Albert Hall tonight! Thanks to Johnny Marr, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and their conductor Dominic Wheeler, Sally Bradshaw, our fantastic six backing singers, Pete Gleadall and all our crew. And special thanks to everyone who came and supported the Teenage Cancer Trust. Neil xx Photo: Angela Becker

Rehearsing

Today we're rehearsing backing vocalists for Sunday's Albert Hall concert. A couple of familiar faces among them (although not in this pic)… Neil x

Annually

The first issue of "Annually" (with "Undertow" CD) is shipping this week. If you ordered a copy, expect to receive it soon!

Ten of the best

A nice piece in The Guardian by Jude Rogers about her favourite PSB songs. Link below.

March to Parliament

March to Parliament

If you live in the London area and feel strongly about staying in Europe, this is happening on Saturday. More information at the link below. Neil x

Comic Relief

With Sara Cox at BBC Radio 2 as she finishes her amazing 24-hour 80s dance marathon for Comic Relief. Link to Comic Relief below.

Art

We visited a few London art galleries this morning. Reflected here in an artwork by Sam Durant. Neil x

Don't buy tickets from Viagogo

Don't buy tickets from Viagogo

We have heard of several instances recently of fans being ripped off by secondary ticketing sites like Viagogo. Go to the Grimsby Telegraph link below to read a salutary tale of what can happen if you buy tickets from unauthorised ticket merchants. And only buy tickets for PSB shows from outlets recommended by this site.

Brick England

A very literal but effective unofficial video for "Brick England" by Jean-Michel Jarre and PSB has turned up on You Tube. Link below.

Tate Tanks

As part of the programme of special musical events accompanying Wolfgang Tillmans' exhibition at Tate Modern in London, there will be a two-hour, 35-minute presentation of the 30 tracks that make up the final mix of ‘It’s a Sin’ (1987). The tracks will gradually be added one at a time until the complete mix is played. The mix will be presented on Sunday, March 5th, at 1.30 pm and then again at 4 pm. Full details at the link below.

Paris cancellation

Paris cancellation

We regret that tonight's show at the Olympia in Paris has had to be cancelled because of technical issues which we have made every effort to resolve. Unfortunately it is not possible for the show to go ahead tonight. We will be announcing a rescheduled date as soon as possible for which tonight's tickets will be valid. We apologise for all the disappointment and inconvenience. Neil and Chris xx

Paris

Chris's keyboard rig after our soundcheck at the Olympia in Paris. Nice to be back here! Neil x

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