Pet Shop Boys Leave Parlophone Records, Announce New Album
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.14.2013
The duo gears up for their 12th studio album...
The Pet Shop Boys have revealed that they have parted ways with Parlophone Records after 28 years. In addition, they also announced they will release a new album via music publisher Kobalt Label Services in June.
The duo made the announcement today and said the details for their 12th studio album, the Stuart Price produced Electric, will be released soon.
The move comes a month after Warner Music Group bought the Parlophone label. The duo have sold 50 million records since their first single on Parlophone in 1985. In a statement, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe stated: "We are hugely proud of the new album and are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Kobalt. We'd like to thank everyone we've worked with at Parlophone over the last 28 years both in the UK and abroad. When we signed to the label in 1985 we had no idea how long and successful a relationship we were embarking on. However it is also exciting now to commence a new phase working with a new team in a new business structure and we look forward to a creative and equally fulfilling relationship with Kobalt."
The Pet Shop Boys will be playing at London's O2 Arena on June 18 and next at Manchester's Evening News Arena on June 20.