The Pet Shop Boys are returning to North America for the first time in four years, and their tour begins in Florida. Supporting their upcoming album Electric, the tour includes a stop at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sept. 13.
Tickets for the St. Pete date are $29.50 to $99.50, and they'll go on sale at noon May 4.
I caught PSB the last time they hit Tampa Bay -- quite an amazing show at the Straz Center. If you're thinking you only know them from West End Girls, then you're really selling them short. They are the top-selling music duo in U.K. history and have 42 top 30 singles. If you need a quickie primer on their music, watch their performance at the Brit Awards, where they accepted an Outstanding Contribution to Music award in 2009.
PET SHOP BOYS TOUR 2013:
Sept. 12: The Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL
Sept. 13: Mahaffey Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
Sept. 14: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
Sept. 16: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Sept. 17: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Sept. 19: Music Centre at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
Sept. 21: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Sept. 22: Mann Centre for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 24: Olympia Theatre, Montreal, Canada
Sept. 25: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
Sept. 27: Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum, Windsor, Canada
Sept. 28: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
Oct. 2: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Oct. 3: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Oct. 4: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Oct. 5: Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Oct. 8: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA
Oct. 11: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 12: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA