PICS: Erasure at Copley Symphony Hall

'A little respect,' please! Erasure had a sold-out Copley Symphony Hall crowd dancing in the aisles at their recent San Diego show.

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The U.K. synth-pop group consists of singer and songwriter Andy Bell (pictured), and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke (a former member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and the Assembly).
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Their Aug. 22 show featured the following songs: "Oh L'Amour," "Ship of Fools," "Breathe," "Just a Little Love," "Chains of Love," "Sweet Summer Loving," "Victim of Love," "Phantom Bride," "World Be Gone," "Who Needs Love Like That"...
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Along with "Atomic" (a Blondie cover), "Love to Hate You," "Blue Savannah," "Drama!," "Love You to the Sky," "Sometimes," "Always," "Stop!" and "A Little Respect."
Clarke was, as you can see, glad to let Bell take the spotlight during the show. We'll get you next time, Vince!
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Erasure formed in London in 1985 as part of the club scene. Their debut was single "Who Needs Love Like That."
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With their fourth single, "Sometimes," the duo established itself on the U.K. Singles Chart and became one of the most successful artists of the late-'80s to mid-'90s.
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Their highest charting U.S. single (on the Billboard Hot 100) was their 1988 single "Chains of Love," which hit No. 12 on the chart. They also had top 20 U.S. hits with the songs "A Little Respect" and "Always."
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From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive top 40 hits in the U.K. By 2009, 34 of their 37 chart-eligible singles and EPs had made the UK top 40, with 17 climbing into the top 10. At the 1989 Brit Awards, Erasure won the Brit Award for Best British Group.
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The duo are most popular in their native U.K. and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark, and Sweden) and also in South America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru).
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Erasure is also popular within the LGBT community, for whom the openly gay Bell has become a gay icon.
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They have penned over 200 songs and have sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Come back soon!
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