Spotted in Soho, London, today.
Nice to meet DJ Darude at soundcheck in Helsinki. He’s playing before us tonight. Neil x
What an amazing experience last week in Covent Garden! Thanks to the Royal Opera House staff, the PSB creative team and crew and, of course, the wonderful audiences for four unforgettable euphoric nights. x
We had a fantastic night at Benicàssim. Eagle-eyed Petheads may have noticed a different drummer on stage. Simon Tellier was at a family wedding and was replaced for the night by Lucas Parlato (pictured). Thanks, Lucas! Neil x
Pet Shop Boys are quoted in “An A-Z of Brexit” in today’s Guardian newspaper.
Just been to Sheffield to see the new musical about Dusty Springfield by Jonathan Harvey. Very enjoyable and moving with a poignant and brilliantly sung performance by Katherine Kingsley as Dusty. (“What have I done to deserve this?” is in Act 2.) Neil x
It’s Neil’s birthday on July 10. If you’d like to send a message to him, you can post one at the link below.
The auction is now in progress for these unique signed Adidas trainers customised by Pet Shop Boys and Jeffrey Bryant. All proceeds go to the Albert Kennedy Trust which helps homeless LGBT young people. Link below.
Pet Shop Boys and Jeffrey Bryant have customised a pair of trainers in support of the wonderful work of the Albert Kennedy Trust with LGBT youth. These unique Adidas Samba trainers will be auctioned on ebay starting tomorrow.
Pet Shop Boys by artist Stanley Chow in a show at the Sage, Gateshead. Full details at the link below.
I really enjoyed David Byrne’s exhilarating and beautifully staged show tonight at Hammersmith Apollo. Neil x
It was a pleasure to visit Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, on Friday and be interviewed by the principal, Alan Rusbridger, in front of an audience of students, academics and visitors. There were also some good questions afterwards from the audience! Neil x
Neil talked to BBC 6 Music recently about returning to the Royal Opera House and songwriting in Berlin. Listen at the link below.
Classic Pop magazine has just published a 132-page special issue devoted to Pet Shop Boys. Full details about it and where to purchase it can be found at the link below.
Derek Jarman wearing a pointy hat several years before us! His vivid and personal diary, “Modern Nature”, has just been republished in paperback and covers the years 1989-1990 (during which he directed our first tour).