The Yazoo Reconnected Tour kicks off June 4 at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium, with stops at Carling Apollo Manchester (June 7), Civic Hall in Wolverhampton (June 12), The Brighton Centre (June 15) and London’s Apollo Hammersmith (June 18).
Presale tickets are available beginning January 25 at Alisonmoyet.co.uk.
The tour is preceded by In Your Room, a 4-disc box set which includes remasters and 5.1 stereo mixes of both of Yazoo’s classic albums (Upstairs At Eric’s and You And Me Both), b-sides, remixes and a DVD featuring new interviews with Clarke and Moyet, along with the promo videos for “Don’t Go,” “The Other Side Of Love,” “Nobody’s Diary,” “Situation (1990)” and “Only You (1999).”
Yazoo came together in 1982, shortly after Clarke left Depeche Mode. The group lasted a brief 12 months, leaving an indelible mark on the music scene with just two albums and 24 live performances.
After the amicable split, both musicians went on to successful careers, Clarke with singer Andy Bell in Erasure and Moyet as a solo artist.
Here’s a clip of Yazoo performing “Nobody’s Diary” on BBC’s “Top of the Pops” in 1983.
Both Clarke and Moyet are excited about the tour and performing together again.
“It’s been really good going back to these songs after such a long while,” Clarke said. “Many of them have never been played live. I’m looking forward to performing them with Alison for all the fans who’ve enjoyed our music through the years but never had a chance to see Yazoo in concert.”
“Playing this material live is not about revision for me, it is about finishing something we started – writing, recording, performing,” added Moyet. “Three parts of a whole. A salmon cycle. It’s like going home.”