In the UK they were known as Yazoo, in the US as Yaz, but for a young guy growing up in Syracuse enamored with all things New Romantic, Dave Clarke and Alison Moyet were just about the best out there (Dave Clarke who used to be in Depeche Mode now records as Erasure with Andy Bell and Alison Moyet continues to record as herself).
Call it cashing it in or not, but Yazoo is back with a re-mastered reissue of their two albums: Upstairs at Eric's from 1982 and You and Me Both from 1983 in a single package that is currently listed at (gulp!) $71.99 at Amazon.com (Ideal Copy has it for $64.99)
They also are touring the UK and, later, the United States on the following dates:
- Sun 06 July - Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theatre
- Mon 07 July: Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre, [Ticketmaster]
- Tues 08 July - Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
- Thu 10 July: Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre, [Ticketmaster]
- Fri 11 July: Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre, [Ticketmaster]
- Mon 14 July: Chicago, IL Chicago Theater, [Ticketmaster]
- Wed 16 July: New York, NY Terminal 5, [Ticketmaster]
- Thu 17 July: New York, NY Terminal 5, [Ticketmaster]
- Sat 19 July - New York, NY Beacon Theatre
- Sun 20 July - Washington, DC 9.30 Club
- Tues 22 July - Dallas, TX, Lakewood Theatre
At least Alison seems to have resolved those visa problems that kept her from touring the US back in 2005. If only she would do a solo tour sometime in the future!
If interested, for more info, go to Yazoo info, the Alison Moyet Forum or Erasure's official site.