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Cruel World festival — featuring Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo — adds 2nd date

Cruel World festival — featuring Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo — adds 2nd date

The pandemic-canceled Cruel World festival will not only come roaring back in 2022, but promoters today announced a second date featuring the same classic-alternative bill, topped by headliners Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo. Full details and ticket information right here.

Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen on board for Cruel World 2022

Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen on board for Cruel World 2022

The pandemic-canceled Cruel World festival will rise again in 2022 at a different location in the Los Angeles area but with most of the original lineup — including headliners Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo — intact, promoters announced Monday.  Get your full details including ticket info right here.

Cruel World back from the dead? Festival teases a spring 2022 comeback

Cruel World back from the dead? Festival teases a spring 2022 comeback

The pandemic-canceled Cruel World festival — a celebration of the ’80s alternative era with a huge bill topped by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo — on Saturday teased a spring 2022 return, though it’s not known whether the original 2020 lineup will be intact. Check out full details right here.

Goodbye, Cruel World: Festival with Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo is canceled

Goodbye, Cruel World: Festival with Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo is canceled

The “ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic” today led promoter Goldenvoice has pulled the plug on the rescheduled Cruel World festival in Los Angeles, which would have celebrate the ’80s alternative era with a bill topped by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo. Get your full information on refunds here.

Cruel World festival moved to September with Morrissey, Bauhaus and more still on board

Cruel World festival moved to September with Morrissey, Bauhaus and more still on board

The Cruel World music festival lives on. Goldenvoice, the event’s promoter, today announced the inaugural Los Angeles-based festival with the ’80s-heavy bill — Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo — is being moved to Sept. 12 from May 2 over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Full details right here.

Cruel World festival appears to be postponed indefinitely — but details are scarce

Cruel World festival appears to be postponed indefinitely — but details are scarce

The inaugural Cruel World music festival that boasted a bill topped by ’80s alternative stalwarts Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo and Echo & The Bunnymen appears to have been postponed indefinitely in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, but promoters have barely communicated anything to ticketholders.

New releases: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17, The Damned, Primitives, Morrissey

New releases: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17, The Damned, Primitives, Morrissey

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. This week: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17 and more.

The B-52s tap OMD, Berlin for 40th anniversary North American tour this summer

The B-52s tap OMD, Berlin for 40th anniversary North American tour this summer

Party-rock favorites The B-52s are headed out on a 40th anniversary tour of North America this summer, and they’ve enlisted contemporaries Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Berlin to open the tour. OMD also will be playing four headline shows in the U.S. during a tour break. Full dates here.

New releases: The Mission, Elvis Costello, Sebadoh, Peter Gabriel, Berlin, Sisters of Mercy

New releases: The Mission, Elvis Costello, Sebadoh, Peter Gabriel, Berlin, Sisters of Mercy

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from The Mission, Elvis Costello and The Roots, Sebadoh and Berlin, plus a live DVD/Blu-ray release from Peter Gabriel, a 1992 live album from The Wedding Present and an audiophile vinyl pressing of The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Floodland.’

Contest: Win tickets to see Berlin album-release event at Grammy Museum

Contest: Win tickets to see Berlin album-release event at Grammy Museum

Terri Nunn and Berlin return this week with a brand-new studio album called Animal, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader to attend a special record-release on-stage interview and audience Q&A featuring the band on Tuesday night at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Blondie, Adam Ant, The Psychedelic Furs, The Fixx set for ‘Flashback’ concert in L.A.

Blondie, Adam Ant, The Psychedelic Furs, The Fixx set for ‘Flashback’ concert in L.A.

Blondie, Adam Ant, The Psychedelic Furs, The Fixx and Berlin are set to perform at Los Angeles radio station 93.1 Jack FM’s big “Flashback” concert this fall at The Theatre at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. A portion of ticket proceeds from the Sept. 21 show will go to Talk About Curing Autism.

Regeneration Tour adds 2 dates in New York with Erasure’s Andy Bell, Howard Jones

Regeneration Tour adds 2 dates in New York with Erasure’s Andy Bell, Howard Jones

Turns out the slimmed-down Regeneration Tour won’t be a West Coast-only trek after all: The organizers of the ’80s synthpop package tour have announced a pair of dates in New York this August, two concerts that will feature Erasure frontman Andy Bell and will feature Howard Jones.

The Human League sets ‘Credo’ U.S. release, tour with Men Without Hats, B-52s

The Human League sets ‘Credo’ U.S. release, tour with Men Without Hats, B-52s

The Human League has set a belated U.S. release date next month for its first album in a decade — ‘Credo,’ which arrived in the U.K. this past spring — and has announced a 17-date North American tour this September that will see the act pairing up with Men Without Hats and The B-52s.

Lou Reed records album with Metallica: ‘Berlin’ meets ‘Master of Puppets’

Lou Reed records album with Metallica: ‘Berlin’ meets ‘Master of Puppets’

No stranger to odd musical detours — whether it be ‘Metal Machine Music’ or his most recent project, ‘Hudson River Wind Meditations’ — the legendary Lou Reed has a particularly unlikely musical partner for his next album: thrash-metal titans Metallica.