Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys performing in Hong Kong on June 29, 1989. The show was the band’s first stop on their first ever tour. Photo: Chu Ming-hoi

How Pet Shop Boys’ story links to Hong Kong, from Tiananmen protest to ‘umbrella movement’

  • The band visited the city for the first stop of their first ever tour weeks after the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown on June 4, 1989
  • Twenty-five years later they played on the night the Occupy Central protests kicked off. Now they’re back with a new song name-checking the city
Topic |   Music
Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys performing in Hong Kong on June 29, 1989. The show was the band’s first stop on their first ever tour. Photo: Chu Ming-hoi
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