Blancmange have announced that not only will they be appearing at The O2 in London on October 17th as special guests of Erasure, but they will also be releasing a brand new studio album, ‘Commercial Break’, on September 17th.

Blancmange’s Neil Arthur has described ‘Commercial Break’ as ‘a reflective type of listen’ and has revealed that the album will explore ‘how the current situation has impacted and re-shaped our perception and experience of everyday life, hinting at new possibilities ahead’. Arthur has also revealed that many of the songs were triggered by a series of random field recordings, including electric saws, a dishwasher, waves on a beach and an old water pump…

‘Commercial Break’ is available to PRE-ORDER NOW.

In addition to their show with Erasure on October 17th, Blancmange will also embark on their own tour with dates in September, October and November already onsale.

11 – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
16 – Arts Centre, Colchester
17 – Arts Centre, Norwich
18 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
23 – Guidhall, Gloucester
24 – Phoenix, Exeter
25 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
29 – King George’s Hall, Blackburn
30 – Riverside, Newcastle

1 – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
2 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
13 – The Brook, Southampton
14 – The Fleece, Bristol
17 – The O2, London (With Erasure)
22 – Roadmender, Northampton
27 – Academy, Manchester
28 – The Wardrobe, Leeds
29 – Grand Central Hall, Liverpool

17 – Concorde 2, Brighton
18 – Public Halls, Harpenden
25 – Portland House, Cardiff
26 – Under The Bridge, London
27 – The Buttermarket, Shrewsbury