Pet Shop Boys will take part in the Late Night Proms on July 23, it's been announced.
The event — which is part of the BBC Proms series and will take place at the Royal Albert Hall — will feature some Pet Shop Boys songs performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by your friend and ours, Dominic Wheeler.
According to a press release, the 'gig' will be in three parts (we've basically just copied and pasted this next bit from the press release):
The concert will be in three parts. Firstly Richard Niles' 1991 "Overture to Performance", an orchestral medley of Pet Shop Boys songs originally commissioned and recorded for their first world tour.
Then a guest vocalist and the orchestra will perform new orchestral arrangements by the film composer Angelo Badalamenti ('Twin Peaks', 'Mulholland Drive') of some of Tennant and Lowe's most personal songs.
Finally the orchestra will be joined by Pet Shop Boys and the BBC Singers for the world premiere of a brand-new work by Tennant and Lowe, 'A Man From The Future'. This is an evocation of the life and work of the computer pioneer and code-breaker, Alan Turing, who died 60 years ago but in December 2013 was granted a royal pardon for his conviction for homosexuality. It is written for orchestra, choir, electronics and a narrator and has a text based on 'Alan Turing: The Enigma' by Andrew Hodges who has collaborated with Tennant and Lowe on the work. The orchestrations are by Sven Helbig who previously collaborated with Tennant and Lowe on their ballet, 'The Most Incredible Thing'. The narrator is still to be confirmed.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday May 17 2014 from here.