Pet Shop Boys In 2021: Where Are Chris And Neil Now?
Ah, the 80s. Love or hate it, 80s music had a very distinct sound and the Pet Shop Boys stuck out even more. Their tunes were so loved they would be played in coffee shops, on the radio, in clubs, anywhere and everywhere. What are the oddball rule-breakers doing today?
The fluid and open-minded British pop duo the Pet Shop Boys took the world by storm in the 1980s. In their 20's Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe formed their group in 1981 when they met in a hi-fi shop in London and realized they had a similar taste and interest.
The 80s Hitmakers The Pet Shop Boys
Very quickly they put their talents and efforts into their first hit's "West End Girls", "Rent", and "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)." By 1984, their hypnotizing song "West End Girls" was a major club song in major cities across the US and the UK. "Opportunites (Let's Make Lots of Money)" was even used as the theme song for MTV's Beauty and the Geek.
Their live performances became incredibly popular because the two turned their concerts into art shows and storytelling with beautiful and complicated imagery and insane costumes.
The Pet Shop Boys Today
They have a very avant-garde and politically critical almost punk feel to their music and designs.
The Pet Shop Boys have released 14 albums since the 80s and even performed the closing ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics!
Two books by Chris Heath from the early 90s, which document the rise of PSB and give behind-the-scenes access to their first experiences of touring are soon to be reissued. pic.twitter.com/rzmWQ5f8nv— Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) February 13, 2020
To this day Chris and Neil continue to perform and create music, often headlining major festivals all over the world. Their incredible sets and outrageous costumes draw incredibly huge crowds. They're in their 60's and still kickin' butt!