The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The The, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy, The Cure, The dB’s, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Dead Can Dance, Peter Hook, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, The La’s and much more.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
The dB’s to release ‘Falling Off the Sky,’ first album in 25 years, this June, play SXSW
Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan lends voice to Soulsavers’ album ‘The Light the Dead See’
The La’s cancel first New York concert in 20 years due to unspecified ‘health reasons’
Peter Murphy adds San Francisco shows to short March tour of western U.S., Mexico
Video: Elvis Costello and The Roots cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Brilliant Disguise,’ ‘Fire’

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
The Cure add festival dates in Ireland, Russia, Austria — ‘2 or maybe 3 more’ to come
The The releases ‘Moonbug’ soundtrack album, re-starts ‘Radio Cineola’ podcasts
Stream: The Stranglers, ‘Time Was Once On My Side’ — off forthcoming album ‘Giants’

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012
Milestones: U2’s ZOO TV Tour opened 20 years ago tonight — see news footage
Dexys Midnight Runners to play new album at ‘theatrical shows’ in Glasgow, London
Dead Can Dance announce 22-date European tour — with American, Asian legs to come

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 62, first aired 2/28/12
Peter Hook to perform Joy Division’s ‘Still’ in Manchester, recreate band’s final concert
Video: Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox performs 4 songs for KEXP in Seattle

MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012
My Bloody Valentine ‘EPs 1988-1991’ due in May, but reissues vanish from schedule
Video: Morrissey’s full 80-minute set at Festival de Viña del Mar in Chile
The Stone Roses headlining U.K.’s V Festival, continue to roll out summer festival dates
Stream: Belle and Sebastian covers The Primitives’ ‘Crash’ for ‘Late Night Tales’ disc
New releases: David Sylvian ‘Victim of Stars’ best-of, Public Image Ltd. ‘Rockpalast’ live

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/26/12

 

 

 

 

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