Fri., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. 2013
$29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $55.50, $99.50
According to vocalist Neil Tennant, the Pet Shop Boys’ 12th and latest studio LP, Electric, is a more banging endeavor than last year’s introspective Elysium, crafted using vintage synths and drum machines paired with modern computer tricks. Latest single “Love Is a Bourgeois Construct” is a triumphant, pulsating anti-love anthem (“Love is a bourgeois construct, t’s a blatant fallacy, you won’t see me with a bunch of roses, promising fidelity, that doesn’t mean a thing to me”), while their energetic reading of Springsteen’s “Last to Die” offers more proof as to why Tennant and longtime co-collaborator, keyboardist/guitarist Chris Lowe, are still the most successful duo in U.K. music history. This is the second stop on their 2013 U.S. tour.