The time has finally arrived to see Pet Shop Boys and New Order on their North American Unity Tour. In addition to these two iconic groups, Paul Oakenfold joins them as special guest DJ.
Although concerts resumed in the US last year, artists trying to book venues for rescheduled dates, plus the sheer logistics of dealing with international travel with a full tour crew posed a challenge to many. The result was Unity Tour being postponed twice. Pet Shop Boys are perfectionists with their tours, so we feel confident they wanted to make sure North American audiences would receive a proper PSB performance!
PSBs Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have been touring Europe with their Dreamworld – The Greatest Hits Live show, an incredible visual and musical event featuring more than 25 songs and multiple costume changes. Will they be able to give us the whole deal as well? Certainly we can expect classics “Suburbia,” “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money),” “What Have I Done to Deserve This?,” “It’s a Sin,” and “West End Girls,” plus new songs “Monkey Business” and “Dreamland.”
New Order has been laying low in 2022, but did a few dates in England in 2021, performing New Order and Joy Division tracks. We are going to expect “Regret,” “The Perfect Kiss,” “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “True Faith,” “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and of course, “Blue Monday.”
Way back in 1989, New Order front-man, Bernard Sumner formed Electronic with Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant sang on two of their tracks (“Getting Away With It” and “Disappointed”), so maybe there will be a mini reunion? Electronic’s only US performances were the Depeche Mode Dodger Stadium shows in 1990, where both Pet Shop Boys joined them, so we are going to hope they make it happen!
If you had tickets for previous dates, they remain valid. Their two Hollywood Bowl shows are sold out, so hopefully you are holding those. If not, you must head to Columbia, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle, or Vancouver. Toronto, Boston, Chicago, and the Madison Square Garden show in New York City are also sold out.