Murder on the Pines dance floor

Erasure have announced Sophie Ellis-Bextor as their special guest on their Total Pop! tour at Forestry Commission sites, which includes a date at Sherwood Pines in June.

Citing her music as a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco and 1980s electronic influences, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has become established as a multi-platinum selling artist over the past decade, with singles successes like ‘Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me), ‘Mixed Up World’, ‘Get Over You / Move This Mountain’ and her signature ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’.

Her latest single, ‘Not Giving Up On Love’ from the forthcoming album, ‘Make A Scene’, is due for release on 14th March.

Formed 25 years ago, the award-winning Erasure duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today.

Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’, ‘Drama!’, ‘Always’ and ‘Breathe’, ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts, complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums including ‘The Innocents’, ‘Wild!’, ‘Chorus’ and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival ‘Abba-esque’.

The two top acts come to Sherwood Pines on Friday 17th June.

Tickets cost £34.50 (subject to booking fee) from the Forestry Commission box office tel. 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

l Go to www.erasureinfo.com / www.sophieellisbextor.net / www.forestry.gov.uk/music for more information.