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Pet Shop Boys – Blackpool’s Chris Lowe and musical partner Neil Tennant – have announced the first two UK tour dates for their 2013 Electric tour.

The dates will showcase the duo’s first new live stage production since the spectacular and highly acclaimed Pandemonium tour which began in 2009 and was performed around the world – including Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom – ending in 2012.

Electric will highlight the duo’s electronic music and style and Pet Shop Boys will be working with Grammy-winning producer/DJ Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Take That) on the music.

The tour production will be created in collaboration with award-winning creative director and set designer Es Devlin (who has also worked with Take That, Lady Gaga, Kanye West & Jay Z, plus the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony), and Tony award-nominated stage director and choreographer Lynne Page, both of whom worked with Pet Shop Boys on the Pandemonium tour.

This will be the fourth collaboration between Es Devlin and Pet Shop Boys, who first worked together in 2000.

The dates are Tuesday June 18 2013 – The O2, London and Thursday June 20 – The Arena, Manchester.

Tickets are on sale now.

The show will feature songs from across Pet Shop Boys entire career up to and beyond the current Pet Shop Boys album Elysium which has attracted huge critical acclaim.