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Pet Shops Boys To Call For Pardons At Proms Show

9th June 2014

The Pet Shop Boys will mark their upcoming performance at classical music spectacular The Proms by calling for an official pardon for men who were imprisoned before homosexuality was legalised in the U.K.The West End...

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Pet Shop Boys To Launch Hotel Chain

1st May 2014

British pop band Pet Shop Boys are planning to launch their own hotel brand after becoming inspired by home improvement Tv shows.The dance duo parted ways with their record label of 28 years, Parlophone, in...

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Pet Shop Boys To Open Boutique Hotels

1st May 2014

Pet Shop Boys are to open a string of boutique hotels.The electronic pop duo are hoping to unveil a string of simple accommodations as part of their plan to expand on their own brand, X2,...

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Fascinating Fact: 4166849

24th April 2014

The Pet Shop Boys' new orchestral work about the life of wartime code breaker Alan Turing will premiere at this summer's (14) BBC Proms concert series at London's Royal Albert Hall. The Pet Shop Boys...

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Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

By Holly Williams | 22nd April 2014

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.The much-adored...

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Pet Shop Boys Produce Track Based On Gay Rights Speech

10th March 2014

British pop act Pet Shop Boys have released a new track based on a gay rights speech by an Irish activist.Drag queen Panti Bliss, real named Rory O'Neill, gave the speech damning homophobia in Ireland...

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Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant Victim Of Hospital Hoax

7th February 2014

A representative for the Pet Shop Boys has shot down online reports suggesting singer Neil Tennant has been hospitalised.The West End Girls hitmaker became a hot topic on social media on Friday (07Feb14), when he...

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Outkast, Muse And Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014

By Joe Wilde | 9th January 2014

Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in one polo field in the middle of the desert. This...

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Pet Shop Boys Star Leads Charge To Save Fabled London Venue

29th November 2013

Pet Shop Boys star Neil Tennant and fashion mogul Ozwald Boateng have joined forces in a bid to halt the demolition of London's fabled Earls Court arena.Developers, who have taken over the west London site,...

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Pet Shop Boys Announce Big New Year's Eve Show In Scotland

28th August 2013

The Pet Shop Boys will play their only U.K. show of the year on the last night of 2013 when they headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay festivities in Scotland on New Year's Eve (31Dec13).The duo was scheduled...

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Pet Shop Boys New Album 'Electric' Taking On Jay-z & Robin Thicke

By Lauren James | 17th July 2013

After its release on 12th July, Pet Shop Boys' new album Electric climbed the charts due to rave reviews and fan excitement. Since their formation in 1981, the Boys have earned notoriety with their weird...

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Neil Tennant Snubbed American Idol Job

26th June 2013

Pet Shop Boys musician Neil Tennant was in negotiations for a judging role on American Idol, but pulled out of the running after deciding against becoming a Tv star.Tv bosses approached Tennant after longterm panellist...

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New Label, New Album, New Tour - Productive Times For Pet Shop Boys

By Hayley Avron | 30th April 2013

Pet Shop Boys have announced a release date for a new album and have also revealed that it will be released on a new label that they have embarked upon, in association with Kobalt Label...

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Brazilian Music Festival Axed

20th March 2013

A Brazilian music festival headlined by the Pet Shop Boys has been cancelled.The Roots were also among the acts on the bill for the Sonar Sao Paulo event, which was due to kick off in...

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It's A Sin: Pet Shop Boys Leave Parlophone After 28 Years

By Michael West | 14th March 2013

Pet Shop Boys have ended their long association with mainstream label Parlophone, choosing to release their new album 'Electric' through the independent music publisher Kobalt. The duo - David Tennant and Chris Lowe - announced...

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Pet Shop Boys Leave Parlophone After 28 Years

14th March 2013

British pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys have ended their relationship with Parlophone Records after almost 30 years on the label.Bandmates Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, who released classic hits such as West End Girls...

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Depeche Mode Snubbed By Brits?

8th January 2013

Depeche Mode feel snubbed by the BRIT Awards.The electronic music pioneers believe they deserve the Outstanding Contribution award for conquering America and selling over 100 million records in their 30 year career, but are upset...

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Pet Shop Boys Originally Snubbed Olympic Show

21st September 2012

The Pet Shop Boys originally turned down their slot at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, insisting it would be "a bit weird" to perform alongside athletes.The electronic dance duo was a key part...

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Olympic Parade Hits Right Notes

11th September 2012

The Pet Shop Boys and Katherine Jenkins serenaded athletes at the Olympic Parade in London yesterday (01.09.12).The parade saw British athletes who had competed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games transported through London to outside...

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Pet Shop Boys: Music Has Too Much Ego

7th September 2012

Pet Shop Boys think modern pop music has too much ''ego''.The 'It's a Sin' hitmakers - who formed in 1981 - believe artists used to write ''poetry set to music'' but current chart acts use...

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Was George Michael Right To Play New Song At Olympics Closer?

14th August 2012

George Michael was among the names to see off the Olympic Games in London on Sunday night, and, like groups like The Who, The Spice Girls and The Pet Shop Boys, he was expected to...

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Emeli Sande Opens Closing Ceremony

12th August 2012

Emeli Sande opened the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics tonight (12.08.12).The British singer performed a cover of Professor Green's 'Read All About It' as she kicked off the hugely-anticipated event in the Olympic Stadium,...

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One Direction To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony

9th August 2012

One Direction are due to perform at Sunday night's London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony. 'The X Factor' 2010 contestants have reportedly been given their own moving island for a five-minute cameo in the show.Harry, Zayn,...

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Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: Suede Among The Final Acts To Be Announced

16th March 2012

M83; Suede and The Weeknd are among the final acts to be announced for the inaugural Optimus Primavera Sound Festival at Parque da Cidade in Portugal. They will join previously announced acts The Xx; Bjork;...

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Will Young Ready To Change Sound

24th August 2011

Will Young thinks it was the "right time" for him to change his sound. The 'Jealousy' singer has changed from a classic pop style to embrace a more synthesiser driven sound reminiscent of the 80s...

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Nick Cave, Depeche Mode And Pet Shop Boys Back Library Campaign

7th July 2011

Stars of the music world including Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and Goldfrapp are backing a campaign to save a local London library.The musicians have thrown their weight behind the drive to save...

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Take That Launch Record Breaking Wembley Shows

1st July 2011

Take That kicked off their Wembley Stadium concerts with a stunning show last night (30.06.11).The group - made up of Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald - are playing a...

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Lindsey Wixon's Mcqueen 'Honour'

20th May 2011

Lindsey Wixon felt "honoured" at becoming the new face of Alexander McQueen.The 17-year-old beauty admits she was shocked when she discovered she was the model for the fashion label's latest campaign but was thrilled at...

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Pet Shop Boys Teaming Up With Take That For Tour

4th April 2011

British pop stars Take That have persuaded the Pet Shop Boys to join them as their support act on tour this summer (11).Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will perform a 40-minute set...

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The Ting Tings Turn Goth Pop

6th September 2010

The Ting Tings sound like both Depeche Mode and TLC on their new album. The 'Be The One' group say every track on their as yet-untitled second album has a completely different sound to it,...

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