ann12019-en-ie — Announcement

Erasure Shoots for the Stars with ESO

12 March 2012

The famous British synthpop band Erasure today released a video for their latest single — Fill Us with Fire (ESO 50th Anniversary Exclusive), as a tribute to ESO’s 50th Anniversary. The video, which was improvised on the spur of the moment during an informal visit, features the Very Large Telescope as well as some of ESO’s stunning images of the night sky. This is the third single to be released from their 2011 album Tomorrow’s World.

The project started with a visit to the observatory by Andy Bell, lead singer of the band. The observatory, home of the Very Large Telescope (VLT), sits atop a solitary mountain at 2635 metres altitude in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, and offers stunning vistas of the surrounding desert and of the night sky. Taken with the magnificent setting, Andy asked if he could take the opportunity to film while on site.

Andy spent one day at Paranal in February 2012, during which time footage was shot of him singing Erasure’s latest single. The footage was edited with some of ESO’s best astronomical images. Andy, thrilled with the result, decided to dedicate it to ESO’s 50th Anniversary and make it the exclusive video for the single.

Links

  • Limited edition boxset containing also the videos for Fill Us with Fire (ESO 50th Anniversary Exclusive)
  • Erasure’s website

Contacts

Lars Lindberg Christensen
Head, ESO education and Public Outreach Department, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49-89-3200-6761
Cellular: +49-173-3872-621
E-mail: lars@eso.org

Mathieu Isidro
ESO, education and Public Outreach Department
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 2 463 3261
Email: misidro@eso.org

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Images

Shooting of Fill Us With Fire video with Erasure singer Andy Bell
Shooting of Fill Us With Fire video with Erasure singer Andy Bell
Erasure singer Andy Bell standing in front of the VLT
Erasure singer Andy Bell standing in front of the VLT

Videos

Erasure Video: Fill Us With Fire (ESO 50th Anniversary Exclusive)
Erasure Video: Fill Us With Fire (ESO 50th Anniversary Exclusive)