1986 Tour photo (Scanned from Erasure's CIRCUS tour book)

1986 Tour photo
(Scanned from Erasure's CIRCUS tour book)
1986 Tour photo
(Scanned from Erasure's TINY TOUR book)

 

1986 - WONDERLAND TOUR

January 17 - Harlesdan Mean Fiddler, London UK

January 23 - Hacienda, Manchester UK

January 25 - Funkhaus, Cologne GERMANY

February ? - Essex University, Colchester UK

February 6 - The Marquee, London UK

February 18 - Hamburg GERMANY

March 1 - The Ritz, New York City USA

Spring (?) - San Francisco USA

March 6 - The Bell, Kings Cross, London UK

March 7 - Brunel Academy, Uxbridge UK

March 8 - Polytecnic, Teeside UK

March 14 - Egham College, Surrey UK

May 30 - Manhattan Club, Leuven BELGIUM

June 1 - Town & Country Club, Kentish Town UK

July 3 - Shaw Theatre, Euston London UK

July 13 - Basildon Peace Festival - Gloucester Park, Basildon UK

August 8 - The Karlsson, Stockholm SWEDEN

August 9 - Hultsfred Festival, SWEDEN

August 11 - Saltlageret, Copenhagen DENMARK



1986 - BEATS PER MINUTE TOUR

October 1 - Surrey Arts College, Farnham UK

October 3 - Brunel University, Uxbridge UK

October 4 - Bulmersche College, Reading UK

October 6 - Jugendhaus, Zurich SWITZERLAND

October 9 - Keele University UK

October 10 - Birmingham Aston University UK

October 11 - Coventry Polytechnic UK

October 14 - Hacienda, Manchester UK

October 15 - Liverpool Polytechnic UK

October 16 - Sheffield Polytechnic UK

October 17 - Hull University UK

October 18 - Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham UK

October 23 - Bradford University UK

October 25 - Harlesdan Mean Fiddler, London UK

October 26 - Harlesdan Mean Fiddler, London UK

October 27 - The Limelight, London UK

November ? - The Ritz, New York City USA

November 17 - The Alabama, Munich GERMANY

November 30 - Le Palace, La Louviere BELGIUM

December 2 - Elysee Monmarte, Paris FRANCE

December 3 - Elysee Monmarte, Paris FRANCE

December 4 - Entpe, Lyon FRANCE

December 10 - Markethalle, Hamburg GERMANY

December 11 - Palast, Hanover GERMANY

December 12 - Metropol, Berlin GERMANY

December 15 - M/S Connexion, Manheim GERMANY

December 16 - Zeche, Bochum GERMANY

December 17 - Metropol, Aachen GERMANY

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Various setlists for 1986 include:
Pistol - Senseless - Heavenly Action - Reunion - Who Needs Love (Like That) - Cry So Easy - My Heart...So Blue - March On Down The Line - Say What - Love is a Loser - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - Sexuality - Oh L'amour - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Push Me Shove Me - Don't Say No - Say What

Backing singers for the first tour were: Derek Ian & Jim Burkman

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NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS ARTICLE
(excerpt) MENTIONING ERASURE'S
SPRING 1986 GIG AT THE RITZ
NIGHTCLUB IN NEW YORK CITY:

...Andy & Vince play The Ritz. They go down a storm. Millions of young people jump up & down to the songs, and two lone punks attempt to jump over each other.

Andy marches about the stage like a muscular Spotty Dog, encased in a tasteful leotard. His face does not know whether it is Steve Martin or Hilda Bracket.

Vince stands behind a load of synthesizers, grinning and dressed like a boy detective. Sometimes he grins behind a guitar. Several members of the audience know the words of the songs, and it seems that old-time synthesizer pop has taken New York.

"I really enjoy playing live after the fifth song, " Vince smiles. "I'm so nervous during the first song - so many times you push a button and nothing happens."

Andy is also a worrier. "I enjoy it, but all the time I like things to get better. If there's a gig that I think wasn't as good as the last one, I won't be too chuffed about it. If people say that was a great gig, I just shrug my shoulders..."

-Dave Quantick

   

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