Pet Shop Boys and New Order have just announced an 11-date end-of-summer tour. Rolling Stone reported the groups — who will hit the road for a string of dates in Japan and Down Under before hitting our shores, will kick off the primarily arena and shed trek on September 5th at Toronto's Budweiser Stage and close on October 2nd at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl. Along the way, the bands will hit Boston; Philadelphia; Columbia, Maryland; Chicago; Minneapolis; Vancouver; George, Washington; San Francisco — as well as New York's Madison Square Garden.

Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant told us a while back when the group scored a coveted Ivor Novello award in the UK, that he was proud that group are considered part of the extended family of British pop/rock: “It's not just an industry award, it actually seems to represent some kind of excellence in songwriting and as I said on stage it is wonderful to be part of this tradition of British pop songwriting that maybe goes from Gilbert & Sullivan to the Beatles, Elton John, and David Bowie. It's a wonderful thing to be part of.”

JUST ANNOUNCED: Pet Shop Boys / New Order tour dates (subject to change):

September 5 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage September 9 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion September 11 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The Mann September 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden September 15 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion September 18 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island September 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory September 24 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena September 26 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre September 30 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center October 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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