ELECTROPOP duo Erasure have announced a tour date in Brighton.

The group is due to take to the stage at the Brighton Centre on October 18.

Erasure, who formed in 1985, is made up of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and keyboardist Vince Clarke.

The tour will be in support of the groups 18th studio album The Neon.

The shows will see the group perform across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Denmark.

Ahead of the tour, Andy said: “We’re so excited to be able to - at last - announce dates for The Neon Tour.

“We’d hoped to have seen you sooner, but can’t wait to see you all in 2021. Until then, keep safe.”

Written and produced by Erasure, Vince said The Neon was created after he was drawn to his older musical machines.

He said: “There’s a warmth to them. There’s also a real beauty in putting different analogue synthesisers together, too, they give this lovely sheen,” he said.

“It was about refreshing my love – hopefully our love – of great pop. I want kids now to hear these songs! I wanted to recharge that feeling that pop can come from anyone.”

After their fourth single Sometimes in 1986, Erasure established themselves on the UK Singles Chart, becoming one of the most successful acts of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s.

From 1986 to 2007, the duo achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK.

By 2009, 34 of their 37 chart-eligible singles and EPs had made the UK Top 40, including 17 climbing into the Top 10.

The Neon, which was released in August 2020, was the groups highest placed album in the UK charts for 26 years – rising to number 4 in the charts.

The album was preceded by the single Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling), which was first heard on BBC Radio 2's The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.

In May this year, Erasure announced the release of Secrets - a new single.

The album is also available as a limited-edition neon orange vinyl, neon green cassette and CD.