Bauhaus will continue pandemic-interrupted reunion this year with five newly announced spring shows in the western U.S. between the goth legends’ festival appearances.
Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour has been been rescheduled for a third time due to the pandemic, moving from summer 2020 to spring 2021 to fall 2021 and, now, spring 2022.
The much-anticipated North American “Unity Tour” by electronic-music giants New Order and Pet Shop Boys has been hit with a second year-long delay due to “continuing uncertainty caused by the COVID pandemic, ” the two groups announced Tuesday. Check out the new dates right here.
Australian rockers Hoodoo Gurus have been forced for the second time to reschedule their first U.S. tour in more than a decade, this time because the band’s members can’t leave their home country due to their government’s strict restrictions on international travel. See the rescheduled dates right here.
Chrissie Hynde on Friday digitally released Standing in the Doorway, a new album of nine Bob Dylan covers that she recorded while on COVID-19 lockdown last year, exchanging musical files with Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne via text message. Stream the full album right here.
The House of Love is nearing completion of a new studio album — featuring the working title A State of Grace — and has begun rescheduling dates on the band’s exceedingly rare North American tour, which was scuttled, like so much else, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details right here.
Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders and mainstays Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — has delayed the North American leg of its “A Celebration — Life & Works 1980-20201” tour for a second time due to COVID-19, with the 13-date run now scheduled for October. Full dates right here.
The Sisters of Mercy’s pandemic-interrupted tour — the band played right up through March 11, 2020 — is now set to resume later this year with a trio of 40th anniversary concerts in London followed by a 14-date run of shows in Europe in September and October. Full dates right here.
His tour scrapped by COVID-19, Paul Weller spent lockdown working on his 16th solo album, and will release the results — the 11-track Fat Pop (Volume 1) — in May, less than a year after the arrival of his last full-length record, last summer’s On Sunset. Check out the first single, “Cosmic Fringes,” right here.
Dinosaur Jr returns next month with its fifth post-reunion album and 12th overall, the 12-song, pandemic-delayed Sweep It Into Space, which the trio will support with a 42-date North American tour that starts in September and will wrap up next February. Full details and tour dates right here.
Manchester stalwarts James will return with their 16th studio album — and first in three years — this June with the release of All the Colours of You, an 11-track set that was partially recorded before COVID-19, but which features a title track inspired by the pandemic’s lockdowns and the concurrent racial justice movement.
The Jesus and Mary Chain have rescheduled for a second time — and expanded — their COVID-delayed European tour during which they were to perform 1987’s Darklands in full, with 22 concerts now scheduled in November and December of this year. Full dates and details here.
Matador Records’ delayed Gang of Four vinyl box set has received a new release date — March 12 — and now also will be released as a CD edition, the label announced Tuesday, teasing the release with the premiere of a previously unreleased demo. Hear a previously unreleased track right here.
Pioneering synthpop outfit turned stadium rockers Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight in a pandemic-necessitated virtual ceremony, with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher meeting up in a Zoom call to accept the honor. Watch the video right here.