Yaz to Reunite for “Reconnected” Tour

yaz.jpgVince Clarke and Alison Moyet have announced that they will reunite for the first time in over 25 years for "The Reconnected Tour," which will include U.K. dates in May and U.S. dates in July.  

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. leg of the tour will commence at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA on July 7 and will culminate in two headline shows at New York City’s Terminal 5 on July 16 and 17.

 

The tour is preceded by "In Your Room", a four-disc box set which includes remasters and 5.1 mixes of both Yaz classic albums "Upstairs At Eric’s" and "You And Me Both," b-sides and remixes. It will also include a DVD containing exclusive interviews with Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet as well as 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 and saw them performing only 24 concerts worldwide, but their collaboration left an indelible mark on pop music. Yaz released "Upstairs At Eric’s" in July 1982, then parted company just 12 months later on release of the second album "You And Me Both," which reached Number 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: Erasure with "Light At The End Of The World" and Alison Moyet with "The Turn." “The Reconnected Tour” will also see Yaz perform material from "You And Me Both" for the very first time as well as alternative classics such as “Situation,” “Nobody’s Diary,” “Don’t Go” and “Only You.”

 

Yazoo will visit the following U.S. cities in May 2008:

Mon     7/7         Oakland, CA                   Paramount Theatre
Thu      7/10       Los Angeles, CA              Orpheum Theatre
Fri       7/11        Los Angeles, CA              Orpheum Theatre
Mon     7/14       Chicago, IL                      Chicago Theatre
Wed    7/16        New York, NY                  NY Terminal 5
Thu      7/17       New York, NY                  NY Terminal 5
 

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