Synthpop vanguardist duo Erasure visited Toronto, promoting their latest release with their worldwide “World Be Gone Tour”.
Openers Reed and Caroline introduced themselves to the Erasure faithful with a quirky New Wave set.
A perfect reflection of suburbia isolation, blight emptiness, depressing lonely subdivisional sadness, for many adolescent basement dwellers to relate.
Reed and Caroline made me eerily reminiscent to transitional youthful days of mono-transistor, modular sparse analog, Apple Macintosh Classic II computer bits & bytes. Suburban Blight.
Erasure followed with openers “Oh L’Amour” and popular classic “Ship of Fools“.
Popular dance floor hits and selections from Erasure’s latest album had the crowd standing and dancing, “Just a Little Love”, “Chains of Love” “Sweet Summer Loving”, “Victim of Love”, “Phantom Bride” and title track, “World Be Gone”.
Blondie’s “Atomic” was respectfully covered, honouring the original with their own Erasure twist.
Brilliant first single from Erasure’s latest LP “Love You to the Sky“, and more hits from their two-decades-long catalogue with “Sometimes”, “Always” and “Stop!”
Encore, “A Little Respect” finished off the night with the audience already yearning for Erasure’s next visit.
- Oh L’Amour
- Ship of Fools
- Just a Little Love
- Chains of Love
- Sweet Summer Loving
- Victim of Love
- Phantom Bride
- World Be Gone
- Who Needs Love Like That
- Atomic (Blondie cover)
- Love to Hate You
- Take Me Out of Myself
- Blue Savannah
- Love You to the Sky