The Pet Shop Boys released their 12th studio album, "Electric," produced by Stewart Price, in 2013. The disc includes the smash single, "Thursday," which features the British singer-songwriter-cum-rapper Example. The Pet Shop Boys are new wave, synthpop pioneers. Over the years, they have influenced everyone from Madonna to The Killers. Fans of the Pet Shop Boys are known affectionately as Petheads, and they are as tribal as Grateful Dead fans, following the duo around the world on global tours. Known for their theatrical and avant-garde concerts, which feature everything from a series of films projected on large screens to state-of-the art technology, the Pet Shop Boys use art, design and fashion to create a full-sensory dance experience. It's a marriage of pop culture and art, but without the pretense. Ticket buyers know that a Pet Shop Boys tour is a mix of high fashion and guilty pleasure. Presentation has always been an important theme to the Pet Shop Boys’ musical style. Concertgoers know they’re going to get infectious slices of electropop and catchy bass-lines, but the stage show is reinvented time and time again.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe formed the band in London in 1981, and they have been crafting infectious EDM-styled pop long before the term EDM existed. Dance music has changed over the years, and musicians have come and gone. The Pet Shop Boys, however, continue to reinvent themselves album after album. This is why the duo has sold 50 million records worldwide, and the accolades don’t end there. The Pet Shop Boys have also charted 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top Ten hits. "West End Girls," "It’s a Sin," "Always on My Mind" and "Heart," all went to No. 1 on the UK singles chart. After making music for over 30 years, the Pet Shop Boys still know how to keep fans on their toes.