The original five-person lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — will reunite for the first time since 1989 for a very brief “People of Europe Rise Up Tour” this spring and summer that so far features performances in Madrid, Glasgow and Berlin — but could grow.
Lead singer Andrew Burnett announced the tour on Facebook this week, revealing the band will reform to play Madrid Popfest on March 10, a club in Glasgow on April 27 and Berlin Popfest on July 28, with the caveat that “further dates may be scheduled.” The Madrid show will be the original lineup’s first since a Nov. 24, 1989, gig at CBGB’s in New York City.
During their 1985 to 1989 run, the Close Lobsters put out a number of singles and two albums, 1987’s Foxheads Stalk This Land and 1989’s Headache Rhetoric. In 2009, the group released a best-of set called Forever, Until Victory! The Singles Collection, featuring, among other standouts, “Firestation Towers,” the group’s inclusion on the C86 tape.
Close Lobsters tour dates:
March 10: Madrid Popfest, Madrid, Spain
April 27: Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland
July 28: Berlin Popfest, Berlin, Germany
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