Category: Concerts

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser resurfaces for rare live performance in London

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser resurfaces for rare live performance in London

Elizabeth Fraser, the heavenly voice of the Cocteau Twins who only has played live a handful of times in the last two decades, performed a short set Monday evening in London at an invite-only event witnessed by about 40 people, according to social media accounts of the gig.

The House of Love to mark 30th anniversary of debut with live performance of ‘The House of Love’

The House of Love to mark 30th anniversary of debut with live performance of ‘The House of Love’

The House of Love will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its self-titled debut album — 1988’s The House of Love, not to be confused with 1987 compilation The House of Love or 1990 sophomore set The House of Love — by performing the classic album in full this November in London. Tickets are on sale now.

Soft Cell reuniting for final ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ concert in London this year

Soft Cell reuniting for final ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ concert in London this year

Marc Almond today announced he’s reuniting with Dave Ball for the first time in 15 years to commemorate Soft Cell’s 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert — dubbed, naturally, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” — at London’s O2 Arena on Sept. 30. Tickets go on sale later this week.

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain team up for UK gig with Peter Hook

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain team up for UK gig with Peter Hook

Echo & The Bunnymen and The Jesus and Mary Chain are teaming up for a post-punk dream bill for what appears to be a one-off outdoor concert in the U.K. this summer — with Peter Hook, bassist for Joy Division and New Order, handling opening duties with his band The Light.

Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs to rep Twin Cities at pre-Super Bowl concert

Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs to rep Twin Cities at pre-Super Bowl concert

The musical festivities in Minneapolis leading up to this year’s Super Bowl will include an outdoor concert featuring some of the Twin Cities’ indie-rock luminaries of the ’80s and ’90s, a lineup that includes Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks and The Suburbs. The bands will play for free on Feb. 3.

Fan raising money to bring The Vapors to New York City for first U.S. gigs since early ’80s

Fan raising money to bring The Vapors to New York City for first U.S. gigs since early ’80s

A fan of the ’80s New Wave act The Vapors — known in the annals of one-hit-wonderdom for their purported masturbation ode “Turning Japanese” — has launched a crowdfuding effort to raise money to bring the reunited band to New York City to perform rare stateside concerts.

R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney members team up to headline benefit shows for Scott McCaughey

R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney members team up to headline benefit shows for Scott McCaughey

A host of musicians — including R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills, as well as Alejandro Escovedo, members of Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Drive-By Truckers and The Shins, and more — will perform two concerts in Portland, Ore., next month to raise money for Scott McCaughey, who suffered a stroke last month.

The Cure to play giant 40th anniversary concert in London’s Hyde Park next year

The Cure to play giant 40th anniversary concert in London’s Hyde Park next year

After weeks of speculation about the band’s plans for 2018, The Cure today announced a giant 40th anniversary concert next summer in London’s Hyde Park with support from Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, Ride, Slowdive, The Twilight Sad and more to be announced. Tickets are available now via pre-sale.

Morrissey cancels California concert because it was too cold and the on-stage heater broke

Morrissey cancels California concert because it was too cold and the on-stage heater broke

If you were wondering how far Morrissey would get into his current U.S. tour before canceling a concert, well, the answer is three dates. Tonight, the mercurial former Smiths frontman pulled the plug on his outdoor concert in Paso Robles, Calif., because it was too cold and the venue’s on-stage heating system wasn’t working.

Michael Stipe to perform at New York City climate event: ‘It will feel great to sing again’

Michael Stipe to perform at New York City climate event: ‘It will feel great to sing again’

Michael Stipe will make one of his periodic returns to the concert stage this weekend when the former R.E.M. frontman performs alongside Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Talib Kweli and Flea at the Pathway to Paris climate event at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Sunday. Full details here.

Morrissey to perform live BBC radio session ahead of ‘Low in High-School’ release

Morrissey to perform live BBC radio session ahead of ‘Low in High-School’ release

The BBC has announced that Morrissey will kick off its 6 Music Live week in October, a series of live-on-the-air performances at the British broadcaster’s Maida Vale studios that also will feature Mogwai, alt-J, Loyle Carner and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.

Hollywood Bowl exit on Los Angeles’ 101 freeway hit with guerrilla Morrissey promotion

Hollywood Bowl exit on Los Angeles’ 101 freeway hit with guerrilla Morrissey promotion

Morrissey today not only announced the forthcoming release of a new album — Low in High-School, due out in November — but the ex-Smiths frontman also unveiled plans for a headlining date at the legendary Hollywood Bowl about a week before the album’s release.

Morrissey announces new album ‘Low in High-School,’ plus Hollywood Bowl concert

Morrissey announces new album ‘Low in High-School,’ plus Hollywood Bowl concert

Morrissey today announced the release of his first album in three years and 11th overall as a solo artist, a collection titled Low in High-School that will arrive Nov. 17 via his new Etienne Records imprint on the BMG label, according to the Manchester Evening News.

‘No tour, no B.S.’: The Misfits to play Los Angeles for first time in more than 30 years

‘No tour, no B.S.’: The Misfits to play Los Angeles for first time in more than 30 years

There was much speculation that the reunion of Glen Danzig and Jerry Only for a pair of Misfits performances ended with those appearances at RiotFest in Chicago and Denver. But that’s not the case, as the so-called Original Misfits have announced a Dec. 30 date in Los Angeles.