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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.

Echo & The Bunnymen playing 2 California concerts ahead of Cruel World festival

Echo & The Bunnymen playing 2 California concerts ahead of Cruel World festival

Echo & The Bunnymen today announced a pair of warm-up concerts in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, Calif., in the days leading up to the band’s appearance at the Morrissey-headlined Cruel World festival outside of Los Angeles in early May. Check out full details right here.

Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo top lineup of Cruel World festival in Los Angeles

Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo top lineup of Cruel World festival in Los Angeles

Coachella promoter Goldenvoice today announced a massive one-day festival in Los Angeles called Cruel World that will be headlined by Morrissey and feature performances by such contemporaries as the reunited Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo and Echo & The Bunnymen. Full lineup and ticket info right here.

Peter Koppes leaves The Church ‘to explore his own musical path’ as band preps new album

Peter Koppes leaves The Church ‘to explore his own musical path’ as band preps new album

Founding guitarist Peter Koppes has left Australian alt-rock legends The Church for the second time “to explore his own musical path,” bandleader Steve Kilbey announced on Facebook today, while also revealing the group is at work on a new studio album. Full details right here.

The Church will bring its ‘Starfish’ tour back to U.S. this spring for second round of dates

The Church will bring its ‘Starfish’ tour back to U.S. this spring for second round of dates

The Church will bring its tour marking the 30th anniversary of  Starfish — make that the 31st anniversary now — back to the U.S. this spring for 22 more shows, at which the band will perform the 1988 record that broke the Aussie rockers in the United States. See full dates right here.

The Church to celebrate 30th anniversary of ‘Starfish’ on fall North American tour

The Church to celebrate 30th anniversary of ‘Starfish’ on fall North American tour

The Church is plotting a return to North America this October with a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Starfish, the band’s fifth album — which, in 1988, broke the Aussie rockers in the United States, thanks to radio and MTV hits “Under the Milky Way” and “Reptile.” See full dates here.

The Church’s Steve Kilbey playing ‘weird’ places across western U.S. with Amanda Kramer

The Church’s Steve Kilbey playing ‘weird’ places across western U.S. with Amanda Kramer

The Church’s Steve Kilbey is embarking on a month-long tour of the western U.S. this week with pianist Amanda Kramer, performing at offbeat venues (“I’m coming to some strange, weird, small place near you,” he says) and promising a wide swath of material from across his career. See full dates here.

Vintage Video: The Church shines in rare early pro-shot concert footage from 1982

Vintage Video: The Church shines in rare early pro-shot concert footage from 1982

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present some very rare, very high-quality early concert footage of The Church — 50-plus minutes of the band performing at what’s believed to be Hodern Pavilion in its hometown of Sydney, Australia, in 1982. Watch the full set right here.

Robert Smith taps My Bloody Valentine, NIN, Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh for Meltdown

Robert Smith taps My Bloody Valentine, NIN, Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh for Meltdown

London’s Meltdown festival today revealed the first round of acts selected by The Cure’s Robert Smith for this year’s series of concerts, a roster that includes My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, The Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, and The Church. Full details right here.