Erasure is back with a new album and a new tour... Tomorrow's World. Sort of a goth-industrial set, much less flamboyant than previous years (although about right for the past decade or so).
The Palladium was packed, with Always, Drama!, Chorus, Chains of Love, A Little Respect, Oh L'amour, and Stop! getting lots of excitement from fans. Opening with Sono Luminus was very unexpected and quite amazing, and hearing Alien done acoustically is much more moving than the original version.
The new stuff didn't go over as well, but since the new album isn't even out, that does make some sense. When I Star to Break it All Down (the lead single) does seem pretty good, but Vince's bass-heavy concert mixing didn't seem to treat the other new songs as well.
Sadly, no love for songs from Cowboy or Light At the End of the World.... I was hoping to hear Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me and Storm In a Teacup, but oh well. You can only play so many songs in one show!
Hit Papaya King afterwards for hotdogs and papaya drink. YUM. Almost as good as the New York location. Not quite as much character (yet), and drinking papaya drink on a cool Saturday night as opposed to a humid, hot, sweaty New York evening probably accounted for part of the difference!
When I Start To (Break It All Down)
Fill Us With Fire
You've Got To Save Me Right Now
Ship Of Fools
Victim Of Love
Love To Hate You
I Lose Myself
A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot
Breath Of Life
Chains Of Love
A Little Respect