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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