Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry

With that joint Peter Murphy tour now off the table, Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry yesterday announced the second leg of his 2010 tour: 17 dates in the U.K. and Europe spread across May, June, July, August and into September — with “more concerts to follow.”

The dates follow a run of shows in South America, Europe and Russia in March and April, and presumably come in lieu of the 100-date world tour Perry had been planning with the former Bauhaus singer. And since that trek was announced as including an American leg, perhaps there’s still hope for U.S. solo shows from Perry.

Perry also is set to finally release Ark, his long-in-the-works follow-up to 1999’s Eye of the Hunter. The record — billed as “more reminiscent of the music Brendan has written for Dead Can Dance than his previous solo work” — is due out June 7. Fans can download one of the tracks, “Utopia,” for free from Perry’s website.

See Brendan Perry’s tour dates after the jump…

Brendan Perry tour dates:

May 21: Wave Gothik Treffen, Leipzig, Germany
May 26: Tripod, Dublin, Ireland
May 27: The Pavillon, Cork, Ireland
May 28: Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
June 7: 02 Academy, Oxford, England
June 8: Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland
June 9: The Deaf Institute, Manchester, England
June 10: Union Chapel, London, England
June 14: Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece
July 15: Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
July 16: CK Zamek, Poznan, Poland
July 17: Ostrava Festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 18:
Ostroda Castle, Ostroda, Poland
July 20: Castello di Vigevano 10 Giorni Suonati Festival, Italy
Aug. 7: M’era Luna Festival, Hildesheim, Drispenstedt, Germany
Aug. 13: Domkerk, Summer Darkness Festival, Utrecht, Holland
Sept. 3-5: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Laois, Ireland

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