Erasure Get Richard X for 'The Violet Flame,' Map Out World Tour

Erasure Get Richard X for 'The Violet Flame,' Map Out World Tour
After issuing their Christmas set Snow Globe in 2013, synth-pop veterans Erasure have announced that they're melting away the winter holiday theme with a new set of originals that's due this summer. Their 16th full-length studio effort, The Violet Flame, will be issued August 23 in North America, and a day earlier overseas via Mute.

  A press release explains that the album, their first all-originals LP since 2011's Tomorrow's World, had vocalist Andy Bell and multi-instrumentalist Vince Clarke working with producer Richard X in New York and London. While a tracklisting has not yet appeared, 10 songs are expected to appear on the album. A single is set to pop up in July.

For now, you can hear a bit of new music in a trailer promoting both the LP and an upcoming world tour. You'll hear house rhythms, synth squiggles and Bell's tender, textured tenor in the video down below.

As for the tour dates, the duo have dates across Europe and North America booked between August and October. The 58-date schedule lands them in Canada once, where they'll take the stage of Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on September 30.

Tour dates:

08/01 Chesire, UK - CarFest

08/22 Hampshire, UK - CarFest

09/12 Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach

09/13 Orlando, FL - House of Blues

09/14 St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theatre

09/17 Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall

09/19 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

09/21 Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center

09/26 Atlantic City, NJ - The Music Box

09/27 Boston, MA - House of Blues

09/28 Homestead, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

09/30 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

10/01 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre

10/03 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

10/04 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

10/05 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre

10/08 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium

10/10 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center

10/11 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center

10/12 San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Perf. Arts

10/14 Dallas, TX - House of Blues

10/15 Dallas, TX - House of Blues

10/17 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues

10/18 Austin, TX - ACL Live

10/19 Austin, TX - ACL Live

10/21 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre

10/22 San Diego, CA - Humphrey's

10/24 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium

10/25 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium

10/26 Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre

10/28 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

10/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theatre

10/31 Las Vegas, NV - Palms Casino Resort

11/01 Oakland, CA - The Fox

11/08 Belfast, UK - Ulster Hall

11/09 Dublin, UK - Olympia

11/12 Reading, UK - Hexagon

11/13 Southampton, UK - Guildhall

11/14 Reading, UK - Hexagon

11/15 Nottingham, UK - Royal Concert Hall

11/16 Guildford, UK - G Live

11/17 Bristol, UK - Colston Hall

11/19 Aberdeen, UK - Music Hall

11/20 Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange

11/21 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy

11/23 Brighton, UK - Dome

11/24 Cardiff, UK - St. David's Hall

11/25 Preston, UK - Guildhall

11/28 Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy

11/29 Wolverhampton, UK - Civic

11/30 Manchester, UK - Apollo

12/04 Cologne, Germany - Palladium

12/05 Dresden, Germany - Schlachthof

12/07 Hamburg, Germany - CCH1

12/09 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle

12/10 Aarhus, Denmark - Musikhus

12/11 Copenhagen, Denmark - TAP 1

12/14 London, UK - Forum

12/30-31 New York, NY - Terminal 5