Pet Shop Boys To Play With Madness

Suggs and Carl help out for benefit concert next month

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Electropop duo Pet Shop Boys have announced that they will team up with MadnessSuggs and Carl for a one-off benefit show in London next month, in tribute to their late assistant Dainton Connell.

The show, is part of the ‘Can You Bear It Event?’ celebrating the life of the former Pet Shop Boys Assistant, nicknamed ‘the bear’ who was involved in a fatal car accident in October last year.

PSB will play a short live set before being joined onstage by the two nutty boys collaborating on one track.

The event, featuring house music from the past 20 years, takes place on May 2 at London nightclub Heaven and will also see turns by legenadry DJs Danny Rampling, Judge Jules and Brandon Block amongst others.

Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have no plans to perform any other live sets in the near future, as they are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2006’s Fundamental album.

Tickets for Can You Bear It? are available at the Heaven box office or from

All proceeds from the special event will go to Connell’s family.


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