PET SHOP BOYS, intelligent pop-music superstars, will perform in Riga at Riga Arena on 3rd of May. The famous British duo will come to Latvia in frame of their successful «Fundamental» world tour. The tickets to the Pet Shop Boys theatrical show in Riga will be on sale starting February, 26th at 10 am.
Pet Shop Boys performed in Latvia for the first time in 2000. During the past 7 years the band has released 2 more studio albums, best-of and remix compilations, two musicals and a Live CD. The producer of the show, Peeter Rebane says that Pet Shop Boys with their highly succeeded releases only increased the huge army of fans they’ve had before and that Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe once again proved being talented musicians.
New Pet Shop Boys show is conceived and designed by famous theatre designer Es Devlin with choreography by Hakeem Onibudo, originator of the unique street-style. «I’ve got impressed by new Devlini and Onibudo show», - says Rebane. «Being at Pet Shop Boys concert in Stockholm last year I got a feeling like watching well-prepared and performed theatrical show: huge cube-shaped decorations change the way they look during each song, Chris and Neil numerous costumes and young professional dancers create a thrilling performance of every Pet Shop Boys’ hit» - says Rebane.
Pet Shop Boys history started 26 years ago when Chris and Neil met by chance in an electronics shop on the Kings Road. Realising they had a common interest in dance music, they began to write together. Already their first single «West End Girls» blasted charts all over the world — with 1,5 million copies sold world-wide it went number one 1 in England, Ireland, United States, Canada, Finland, Norway, Hong Kong and New Zealand. In 1986 - 2002 the famous British duo released eight studio albums — «Please», «Actually», «Introspective», «Behaviour», «Very», «Bilingual», «Nightlife» and «Release». New Pet Shop Boys album «Fundamental» was released in 2006 and was warmly welcomed by fans and media. Critics named it band’s best release in 10 years.
Throughout their successful career Pet Shop Boys have been awarded by The Brit Awards, MTV Europe Awards, Igor Novello Award, Mercury Prize and has successfully collaborated with Madonna, Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Dusty Springfield, Liza Minnelli and New Order.
To support their highly acclaimed new album «Fundamental» Pet Shop Boys went on tour, in frame of which they will visit Latvia. During the show in Riga Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will perform songs from new record, that includes new hit-singles «I’m With Stupid» and «Minimal», as well as hits that already became a classic of pop-music - «It's A Sin», «Rent», «Go West», «Always On My Mind», «Opportunities», «West End Girls».
Tickets for Pet Shop Boys show in Riga will be available for purchase at every Statoil gas station, Biļešu serviss ticket selling points and Internet www.ticketservice.lv starting Monday, February 26th at 10 am.