Digital Music, Tour Dates — August 13, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Echo & The Bunnymen premiere reworked ‘Seven Seas,’ announce North American tour

Having wrapped up their second consecutive summer tour with Violent Femmes, Echo & The Bunnymen today announced a fall North American headlining tour in support of The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, the band’s forthcoming album of orchestral reworkings.

The Bunnymen also premiered the first track off the new album: the band’s re-recording of 1984 single “Seven Seas,” which you can hear below.

Due out Oct. 5, the new album is being billed as a collection of “some of their greatest songs” re-recorded “with strings and things attached.” It will feature new re-recordings of 13 Bunnymen classics, plus two new songs (“The Sonambulist” and “How Far?”).

In a press release, Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch said of the new versions: “I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it.”

The band will follow the album’s release with a 13-date North American headlining tour that opens Nov. 17 in Toronto and wraps up Dec. 4 in Los Angeles. All tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday local time.

See full dates below, plus stream the new version of “Seven Seas.”

 

 

Echo & The Bunnymen North American tour dates:

Nov. 17: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON
Nov. 19: Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center, Northampton, MA
Nov. 20: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Nov. 21: Town Hall Theatre, New York, NY
Nov. 23: The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI
Nov. 24: Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov. 26: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
Nov. 27: Union Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 29: Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
Nov. 30: Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
Dec. 1: McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR
Dec. 3: The Masonic, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 4: The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA

 

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7 Comments

  1. Hmmmm. Many of the great Echo songs already had “strings and things” attached (e.g. Seven Seas). So I guess slowing the song down was one option, but not really an improvement IMO – but how do you “improve” on the genius of those early records?

    • Siouxsiescure

      You don’t. Hopefully this is still creative and worth the purchase. I love Echo their legacy is intact.

  2. They took an excellent song and made it boring. I just saw them play an very uninspired, blah show in DC. I’ll check out the re-worked versions, but of this is the first sample they shared – yeesh.

  3. You absolutely cannot make these songs better, but you can certainly make them worse.

  4. That did not improve the song…

  5. Meh! What happened to the promise of EPs? Sounded like a better proposition than this drek.

  6. The Bunnymen have mellowed a bit live, but “Meteorites” was a redemption album and they have my full attention going forward.

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