Out and About: Erasure ‘The Violet Flame’ Tour at House of Blues Orlando by @GoEpicurista

Andy Bell of Erasure at House of Blues Orlando - photo by Christina Thomas

House of Blues Orlando witnessed synth-pop is alive, and doing quite well, with iconic 1980s band Erasure on Saturday September 13.

Orlando, the second city of ‘The Violet Flame’ 58-stop tour, welcomed Erasure with open arms. The tour, promoting their 16th studio album, runs through December. The album is due September 23. Listen to an early preview here: soundcloud.com/erasureinfo/the-violet-flame-continuous-dj-mix/ or scroll down to hear it.

NINA at House of Blues Orlando - photo by Christina Thomas

Opening act NINA, supported with strong percussion and vocals by Laura Fares, stayed in line with the synth beats the crowd was there for, yet paired them with spiritual and soulful voices that gave us a trance-like, almost ethereal feeling. Their music, described as a blend of dream pop / moody disco, with songs like ‘Dark Rider’, ‘We Are The Wild Ones’ and ‘Sweet Surrender’, got us started on this retro-modern kind of evening.

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Erasure Brings New Tour to House of Blues Orlando September 13, 2014


I first fell in love with the band Erasure in the 80s. I saw them open for Duran Duran, and was a fan ever since. That’s why I’m so happy the Erasure are coming to the House of Blues Orlando this month, touring in support of their new album.

Formed nearly 30 years ago, the award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell is back with their sixteenth album, The Violet Flame, in stores on Mute Records September 23, 2014.

Talking about the album, Bell said, “It’s all about hope, forgiveness, being given a new chance and the world being your oyster.” The theme of transformation and new beginnings is captured in the album’s title, a literal spiritual term meaning the transformation of negative energy into positive energy, freedom and forgiveness.

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