2004 News Archive

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Andy - I'm HIV Positive
Andy has announced via a statement on the EIS website that he is HIV positive. In the statement he said he was diagnosed back in 1998 but he has never felt better. He has taken combination therapy since being diagnosed. The full statement can be read over at The EIS

[Reported by Steven - 16th December]


Tank, Swan & The Balloon to be re-released
Andy & Vince in the video ... and yes Vince is dressed up as Mae West
The most extravagant tour by Erasure to date, the huge  Phantasmagorical Entertainment show of 1992 is set to be re-released in DVD format in October.

It was originally released by Mute Film and BMG Video in 1993 entitled 'The Tank, The Swan And The Balloon - Live' and subsequently deleted, it will be re-released by Mute Records under the same name sometime in October.

There will be two discs with disc one showing the concert and disc two contains never seen before interviews and backstage footage. The DVD is shot in 5:1 stereo sound. For the full tracklisting (and selected screen shots and sound clips) of the video click here. A scan of the VHS cover is also available, although do expect the new DVD cover to differ. <reported by Steven - 14/08/04>

EIS 04 pictures now online!
It was the greatest night of my life, and I'm sure for the 249 other people attending the Ramada Jarvis hotel. I made new friends and finally met the legend that is Muzzy Izzet. I did of course bring along my digital camera and have documented the event. Pictures are in our Image Gallery section plus a review of the event in diary form can be found here. Bring on EIS '05! <reported by Steven - 09/08/04>

New tour announced
Erasure have announced via the EIS that they will be touring the UK in February and March 2005. Dates will be posted within our Tour Page very soon! <reported by Steven - 09/08/04>

New single and album announced!
Massive apologies about the lack of updates but with Big Brother and working on my massively successful BB Website, 'March On Down The Line' has been left kinda quiet, but we're back with exciting news!

Erasure have announced that in January they will release their thirteenth studio album 'Nightbird' and to accompany it the new single will be called 'Breathe.' The launch party due to take place on August 7th in Leicester is completely sold out, but we'll be reviewing the night exclusively here on March On Down The Line <reported by Steven - 05/08/04>