Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the most successful duo in UK music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in 1985, they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones. They have released 14 studio albums all of which have made the UK Top 10 as well as album charts around the world and are currently working on their 15th studio album due for release Spring 2024.
As writers, producers and remixers, Tennant and Lowe have collaborated, remixed or written for a wide range of artists including Dusty Springfield, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Blur, Madonna, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, The Killers, Girls Aloud, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher.
In their live shows, Pet Shop Boys have created an original style of pop musical theatre, collaborating with directors, designers and artists including Derek Jarman, David Alden and David Fielding, Zaha Hadid, Sam Taylor-Wood, Es Devlin and Tom Scutt.
PSB to date have performed shows in 63 countries to an audience of millions. They have headlined many of the World’s leading festivals, including Roskilde, Corona Capital Mexico City, Electric Picnic Ireland, Sonar Barcelona, Primavera Barcelona, Madrid and Porto, Latitude UK, Way Out West Sweden, Bestival and Summer Sonic Japan. In the summer of 2019, PSB headlined BBC’s Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, a performance that was watched by a record-breaking 1.6 million people on TV. In 2022 they headlined the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in front of a huge audience. They’d previously headlined the same stage in 2010.
Pet Shop Boys first-ever greatest hits tour, Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live kicked off in Milan in May 2022 and subsequently toured arenas in Europe and the UK to great acclaim. The London Evening Standard described their London O2 Arena show as “an ecstatic presentation of 40 years of brilliance”. In September that year, PSB co-headlined with fellow British electronic band New Order on their Unity tour with special guest DJ Paul Oakenfold. Unity saw them perform in 11 cities across North America including two sell-out nights at the Hollywood Bowl.