December 9 - Christmas gospel gig
Tiny Tour souvenir program book
Tiny Tour metal pin, coffee mug, & cap
UK Tiny Tour bubbles - left
Tiny Tour tee shirt
Tiny Tour ticket
1996 - TINY TOUR
(Tiny Tour contines in 1997)
Setlists for Tiny Tour include:
Backing singers for the Tiny Tour were: Samantha Smith & Jordan Bailey
Merchandise sold on tour included: program books, tee shirts, metal logo pins, posters, baseball caps, coffee mugs, bottles of soap bubbles (with bead-in-maze puzzle game sealed into lid).
Support acts for the Tiny Tour included: Dubstar, Peach, Komputer (UK gigs), and and comic Ennio Marchetto (Germany)
Other acts appearing in the October 27th Stonewall Equality show at the Royal Albert Hall include: Boy George, Robbie Williams, Stephen Fry, and Lily Savage.
MELODY MAKER'S REVIEW
A few violent neon strip lights, some backlit "stars", a broken dot matrix that's meant to relay messages like "Happy Birthday Flossie", and "Lee Is A Spenk", but just reads"EUEUEUEU"... by Erasure standards, this is unplugged. Which highlights what Vince Clarke knows better than anyone: the best things in life are deceptively simple - the synthetic kinetic, the pellucid arpeggios, the crystalline obviousness of the hits ('Victim Of Love', 'Stay With Me', 'A Little Respect", 'Love To Hate You', a list longer than an orang-utan's arm). By the time Andy comes slamming in with that "We'll be together again" at the start of 'Stop', if you aren't screaming along, you have no soul and I despair of you. Keep yer guitars, and yer history books: this man's [Clarke] self-created lineage (Depeche, Assembly, Yazoo, Erasure), this is CLASSIC POP.
Clarke and Bell: the genius and the showgirl. They came. And they played. And they covered up the sun till the birds had flown away, and the fishes in the sea had gone to sleep. In my life, I've seen many things. I've seen fireworks, I've seen God. Tonight, I saw Erasure.