Gig Review | Pet Shop Boys | OVO Hydro | 4.6.24

Dave Pearce, the ex-Radio 1 DJ, had the crowd enjoying some old classic tunes from the 80s right into the 90s, getting everyone in a raving mood before the Pet Shop Boys entered the stage. Pearce’s masterful mixing and selection of nostalgic tracks set the perfect tone, making the audience buzz with anticipation.

The Dreamworld Tour was a visual and vocal spectacle, combining vibrant lights and dynamic visuals with a powerful set list. As soon as the two frontmen, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, appeared on stage, the excitement was palpable. The show opened with “Suburbia,” and as Neil stepped onto the suburban-themed set and the first few beats played, the crowd jumped to their feet, excited and ready to have a great night ahead.

The gig featured a plethora of classics. Iconic tracks like “Where the Streets Have No Name (Can’t Take My Eyes Off You),” “It’s a Sin,” “Paninaro,” and “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” had everyone singing along. The Pet Shop Boys also introduced some newer material, including “Dreamland,” a 2020 release featuring Years and Years, which was warmly received by the fans.

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Go West” was another standout moment of the evening. The anthem, still as resonant as when it was first released in 1993, had the crowd swaying and singing along to its hopeful lyrics. “Always on My Mind,” a cover originally done with Liza Minnelli, brought a wave of nostalgia, proving its timeless appeal and ensuring it will always be on your mind as soon as you hear it.

It was a gig full of excitement and passion from start to finish especially the final encore ‘Being Boring’ a huge hit from their Behaviour: Further Listening 1990-1991 album. There was nothing boring about it Neil and Chris went out with a bang amazing the audience and leaving them wanting more. It was truly a gig full of energy and excitement that will always be on my mind.