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    Pet Shop Boys at the first night of four sold-out shows at London's Royal Opera House. Photos Courtesy of Sacks and Co.
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    Pet Shop Boys at the first night of four sold-out shows at London's Royal Opera House. Photos Courtesy of Sacks and Co.
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    Pet Shop Boys at the first night of four sold-out shows at London's Royal Opera House. Photos Courtesy of Sacks and Co.

MUSIC IN SF TONIGHT: Pet Shop Boys Play The Fox Theater in Oakland

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The Pet Shop Boys started the U.S. leg of their “Super” worldwide tour Oct. 21 in Las Vegas and will be making a stop in the Bay Area in Oakland tonight. They’ll be performing songs from their impressive catalog as well as their new album, “Super.”

This tour will be staged by long-time Pet Shop Boys designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page. The band is collaborating for live music arrangements with Stuart Price, who produced and mixed their latest album along with 2013’s “Electric.”

The duo’s latest release entered the official U.K. Album Charts at #3 marking the duo’s sixteenth U.K. Top 10 album to date. The first single “The Pop Kids” reached #1 on Billboard’s U.S. Dance Club Charts. The album was written in London and Berlin and features 12 new Tennant/Lowe compositions. About the album Entertainment Weekly said, “The legendary British electro-pop duo are still kicking—and celebrating their third decade together with this ebullient new album.”

Over the last 25 years Pet Shop Boys have gained a reputation as innovators of the modern live music show. They were among the first to integrate multimedia and theatrical elements into their productions, and they have collaborated with Derek Jarman, Zaha Hadid and Sam Taylor Johnson. This time around the shows are no different and the Bay Area music scene will get a taste of it on Wednesday night when the pair perform at the Fox Theater.

Tour Dates

October 27-28 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater
October 29 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Microsoft Theater
November 1 /// Austin, TX /// Long Center for the Performing Arts
November 2 /// Houston, TX /// White Oak Music Hall
November 4 /// Nashville, TN /// Andrew Jackson Hall at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
November 5 /// Chicago, IL /// Civic Opera House
November 6 /// Toronto, ON /// Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
November 9 /// Boston, MA /// Orpheum Theatre
November 10 /// Morristown, NJ /// Mayo Performing Arts Center
November 11 /// Washington, DC /// Warner Theatre
November 12 /// New York, NY /// The Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 14 ///Atlanta, GA /// Symphony Hall
November 15 /// Saint Petersburg, FL /// Mahaffey Theater
November 16 /// Miami Beach, FL /// Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Center
November 19 /// Mexico City, MX /// Corona Capital Festival
November 26 /// Leipzig, Germany /// Arena Leipzig
November 27 /// Cologne, Germany /// Palladium Köln
November 28 /// Tilburg, Netherlands /// Poppodium 013
November 30 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt
December 1 /// Berlin, Germany /// Tempodrom
December 2 /// Frankfurt am Main, Germany /// Jahrhundertehalle Frankfurt
December 4 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// Copenhagen Opera House
December 5 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// Copenhagen Opera House
December 8 /// Moscow, Russia /// VTB Park Legend Arena
February 18 /// Leeds, UK /// First Direct Arena
February 19 /// Manchester, U.K. /// Manchester Arena,
February 21 /// Glasgow, U.K. /// Clyde Auditorium,
February 22 /// Edinburgh, U.K. /// Playhouse Theatre,
February 24 /// Birmingham, U.K. /// Barclaycard Arena
February 26 /// Bournemouth, U.K. /// Bournemouth International Centre
February 28 /// Paris, France /// Olympia

Photo courtesy of Sacks & Co. (photo credit: Pelle Crépin)

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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