Yazoo Coming To The U.S.

"Whoever said synthesiser music has no feeling can start eating their hearts out now." The Daily Mirror, 28th August 1982

Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet, reunited for the first time in over 25 years, have announced a brief U.S. trek in July.

The pair announced in January that they will be reuniting as the short-lived but much-loved Yazoo for what is being called the Reconnected tour, starting in Glasgow on the 4th of June.

Reconnected is being preceded by the release of In Your Room, a 4-disc box set which includes remasters and 5.1 mixes of both the Yazoo classic albums Upstairs At Eric's and You And Me Both, b-sides and remixes, a DVD featuring a new short film containing exclusive new interviews with Clarke and Moyet, and the promo videos for "Don't Go," "The Other Side Of Love," "Nobody's Diary," "Situation (1990)," and "Only You (1999)."

A limited edition vinyl 12" with new dance mixes will also be released to promote the set.

The joyous, unlikely coming together of Vince Clarke, who had just left Depeche Mode, and Alison Moyet lasted for only two albums, saw them performing only 24 concerts worldwide, but left an indelible mark on pop. Yazoo released Upstairs At Erics in July 1982 and then parted company just 12 months later on release of the second album You And Me Both, which reached #1 in the UK. Vince and Alison have since gone on to have their own successful careers, Vince with Erasure and Alison as a solo performer, both releasing critically acclaimed albums in 2007.

The Reconnected tour will also see Yazoo perform material from You And Me Both for the very first time.

July 7: Oakland, CA [Paramount Theatre]
July 10: Los Angeles, CA [Orpheum Theatre]
July 11: Los Angeles, CA [Orpheum Theatre]
July 14: Chicago, IL [Chicago Theater]
July 16: New York, NY [Terminal 5]
July 17: New York, NY [Terminal 5]

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