The last stop on Erasure's 27 date North American tour (in promotion of their new album Tomorrow's World -out tomorrow in the U.S.) ended in Seattle last Thursday night at The Moore Theatre. It was an sonic engagement full of surprises and exciting visual energy.
Producer and UK electro-pop leading man Frankmusik opened up the evening with an unstoppable performance of original dance floor anthems, sincere energy, and a few notable pop medley remixes.
In recent years Vincent James Turner (Frankmusik) has been climbing his way up the music industry ladder -starting as a beatboxer, worked with Island, then getting signed to Cherrytree Records (an imprint of Interscope Records) releasing a string of successful singles and producing the latest Erasure album Tomorrow's World.
Frankmusik live came fully equipped with a backing band (drummer, and a keyboard/vocalist). He performed tracks off his September 2011 release Do It In The AM which paired exceptionally well with the vibe of the night. It was an all you could ask for dance party -and Frankmusik was personable enough to come out into the lobby after the show to do a meet and greet with fans and sign CD's. See below for bonus photos.
Thursday night Erasure lived up to their grand over-the-top awesomely 80's reputation with a stunning refresher course on what great pop music should be. Of course Erasure played crowd favorites from over the past three-decades which contributed to their 25 million plus in record sales. But it was a night of new beginnings that truly made their music shine.
After all these years Andy Bell continues to be a premiere showman live -his costume changing, body shaking persona danced up the night with talented backup beauties. The focus was on new material from Erasure's 14th studio album Tomorrow's World (out tomorrow).
Erasure indeed gave the crowd their money's worth with incredible set design featuring a Gothic take on what tomorrow's world could look like. Pictured above, Vince Clarke quietly commands attention producing his beats from a gargoyle perch.
Our highlight of the evening was hearing Erasure's classic Always live along with formidable singles off the new record like -When I Start To (Break It All Down) and I Lose Myself.
The new tunes sound fresh and impressive -filled with personal undertones and catchy synthpop hooks. Paired with production help from Frankmusik, this latest record proves to be their strongest release in years! A special thanks goes out to both artists for giving us an entertaining night full of thunderous high-energy dancefloor bliss. Widescreen bonus photos from Erasure and Frankmusik live at The Moore Theatre below (click on each image to expand for detail)! Cheers, FYM.