Andy Bell strode on stage and proceeded to belt out classic tune after classic tune to an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd.
Opener Sono Luminus, from the enduring eponymous Erasure album, set the stall out for a night of soaring vocals and crowd sing alongs. Resplendent in sparkly centurion headdress , Andy straddled by his 2 backing singers, was centre stage, while keyboard whiz Vince Clarke dabbled behind his gargoyle mounted synths.
23 songs and a string of chart smashes later (along with 3 or 4 from the new album) and Erasure finished the set with the appropriately titled Stop.
The setlist never dragged, and a finishing salvo of Sometimes, A Little Respect and Oh’Lamour before clsoer Stop, sent the sweaty crowds home still singing and dancing late into the night.
Vince only crept out from his gargoyle on occasion – to play a little guitar on the acoustic Alien, and to help Andy with some costume changes!
Erasure after all these years are still an spectacular live act – with fantastically crafted pop songs, and a singer to do them justice in concert. The sell-out crowd of mostly long-time fans clearly enjoyed the night and Erasure show no sign of stopping anytime soon. Much respect!