November 17 -
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Photo by Brooklyn Sue

November 17 -
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Photo by Brooklyn Sue

November 18 - The Island, Ilford UK
Photo by Brooklyn Sue


November 18 - The Island, Ilford UK
Photo by Brooklyn Sue

December 9 - Christmas gospel gig
Union Chapel, London UK
Photo by Simon Skinner

Tiny Tour souvenir program book

Tiny Tour metal pin, coffee mug, & cap

UK Tiny Tour bubbles - left
USA Tiny Tour bubbles - right

Tiny Tour tee shirt

Tiny Tour ticket

1996 - TINY TOUR

October 27 - Stonewall Equality Benefit, Royal Albert Hall, London UK

October 28 - De Monfort Hall, Leicester, UK

October 29 - Colsten Hall, Bristol UK

October 31 - SFX, Dublin IRELAND

November 1 - Ulster Hall, Belfast N. Ireland UK

November 2 - Barrowlands, Glasgow Scotland UK

November 3 - Town & Country Club, Leeds UK

November 5 - City Hall, Newcastle UK

November 6 - Royal Centre, Nottingham UK

November 7 - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton UK

November 9 - Manchester Apollo, Manchester UK

November 10 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge UK

November 11 - Oxford Apollo, Oxford UK

November 13 - Pavillions, Plymouth UK

November 14 - St David's Hall, Cardiff Wales UK

November 15 - Guildhall, Portsmouth UK

November 17 - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London UK

November 18 - The Island, Ilford UK

November 20 - The Forum, Kentish Town London UK

November 21 - Brixton Academy, London UK

November 23 - Muffathalle, Munich GERMANY

November 24 - Town Hall, Heidelburg GERMANY

November 25 - E-Werk, Koln GERMANY

November 27 - Hamburg Docks, Hamburg GERMANY

November 28 - Hamburg Docks, Hamburg GERMANY

November 29 - Universal Hall, Berlin GERMANY

December 9 - Andy Bell performs in Radio One Christmas gig with London Community Gospel Choir - Union Chapel, London UK

(Tiny Tour contines in 1997)


Setlists for Tiny Tour include:
Stop! - Sometimes - Take A Chance On Me - Victim Of Love - A Little Respect - In My Arms - Always - Star - Fingers & Thumbs - Stay With Me - Spiralling - Heart Of Glass - Sono Luminous - Who Needs Love Like That - Oh L'Amour - Chains Of Love - Chorus - Rock Me Gently - Love To Hate You - Hideaway - Blue Savanah

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.



(excerpt) OF THE NOVEMBER 5th GIG

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.

-Simon Price


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