Erasure Go Acoustic?

Synth-pop godfathers Erasure will release a new album called Union Street on April 18 via our pals at Mute Records. The record finds Erasure taking a new, acoustic approach to some of the classic songs they've churned out over their 20-year career. Yes, you read that correctly, Erasure have compiled 11 acoustic tracks in an effort to, as Andy Bell puts it, "show the songs in a different light and show that they could work on whatever instrument - synthesizers or guitars." The band currently has a string of European acoustic dates sets up in April, but according to a spokesperson for the band, a limited US acoustic tour is in the works for May. We'll keep you posted.

Euro Acoustic Dates:

04.14.06 - Edinburgh (Usher Hall)
04.15.06 - Glasgow (Royal Concert Hall)
04.16.06 - Manchester (Lowry)
04.17.06 - Nottingham (Royal Concert Hall)
04.19.06 - London (Shepherds Bush Empire)
04.21.06 - Gateshead (Sage)
04.25.06 - Aarhus (Music House)
04.26.06 - Hamburg (Deutsches Schauspielhaus)
04.27.06 - Berlin (UDK)

Union Street Track Listing (original album):

01. "Boy" (Cowboy)
02. "Piano Song" (Wild!)
03. "Stay With Me" (Erasure)
04. "Spiralling" (The Circus)
05. "Home" (Chorus)
06. "Tenderest Moments" (Run To The Sun B Side)
07. "Alien" (Loveboat)
08. "Blues Away" (I Say I Say I Say)
09. "How Many Times" (Wild!)
10. "Love Affair" (Cowboy)
11. "Rock Me Gently" (Erasure)

Erasure Go Acoustic?