Erasure announces Thetford Forest gig date

Synth-pop pioneers Erasure have become the second headline act to confirm their place in the Forestry Commission's summer music line-up at Thetford Forest.

The award-winning duo of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell will play on Friday June 10 as part of their Total Pop! Tour.

The band had a string of hits in the 1980s and 1990s including A Little Respect, Sometimes and Blue Savannah.

After a four-year break from recording and live performance, the tour will coincide with the release of Erasure's new album, planned for release in summer 2011.

Frontman Andy Bell said: 'This wonderful opportunity to perform for the fans in such a unique backdrop feels like just the right way to jump back in to Erasure after a four-year break. We're excited to be playing in the woods and really hope it doesn't rain.'


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The announcement follows the confirmation that fellow 1980s supergroup Simple Minds will perform at the forest the following evening, on June 11.

Tickets for Erasure cost �34.50 (subject to booking fee) and go on sale at 9am this Friday from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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