Holy Crap! Yaz To Tour USA July 2008; Two Orpheum Dates On List
(UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD & TICKET LINKS AT END OF ARTICLE!)
Fresh from Pollstar this afternoon comes news that should make more than a handful of old bastards and retro throwback wannabes very happy indeed: YAZ (Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet) will tour the USA for the first time (ever!) and grace Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre in July. Believe it! I think I just shat myself. (Can I say that here?) Tickets will go on sale March 8; stay tuned for the details right here at your favorite Spaceland Secret Gig Speculative Web Presence™. Take it away, Pollstar:
Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet have announced that they will reunite for the first time in over 25 years as Yaz for Reconnected, a brief US tour in July.
The duo will also tour the U.K. and Europe, but as Yazoo, the name the band goes by overseas.
The run includes stops in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, half a dozen cities in the U.K. and the Sonar festival in Spain.
The U.S. trek kicks off July 7 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, Calif., and includes stops at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles (July 10-11), the Chicago Theatre in Chicago (July 14) and New York City’s Terminal 5 (July 16-17).
Tickets go on sale in Chicago on March 7, in New York City and Los Angeles beginning March 8 and in Oakland on March 9 at Ticketmaster.com.
The tour is preceded by In Your Room, a 4 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, remixes and a DVD featuring a new short film containing exclusive new interviews with Vince Clarke and Alison 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 Reconnected tour will see Yaz perform material from You And Me Both for the very first time, as Clarke and Moyet decided to part ways just after the release of the album in 1983.