Tag: The English Beat

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.

Vintage Video: ‘Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska… Live!’ celebrates the 2-Tone era

Vintage Video: ‘Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska… Live!’ celebrates the 2-Tone era

For this latest installment of our Vintage Video series, we honor the life and music of The Beat’s Ranking Roger — who died Monday — with the single best document of the 2 Tone era, the criminally out-of-print concert film “Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska… Live!” Watch the whole film right here.

Ranking Roger, of The English Beat and General Public, 1963-2019

Ranking Roger, of The English Beat and General Public, 1963-2019

Ranking Roger, the beloved vocalist and toaster for 2 Tone-era ska legends The Beat and spin-off group General Public, died on Monday, just two months after he publicly revealed he’d been diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer. He was 56. Read more about his life and music.

Ranking Roger reveals brain-tumor removal, lung cancer as he releases new Beat album

Ranking Roger reveals brain-tumor removal, lung cancer as he releases new Beat album

Just days before he’s set to release a new album recorded with his version of legendary 2 Tone-era ska act The Beat, frontman Ranking Roger on Monday revealed that, after suffering a stroke last summer, he was diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer. Roger disclosed his medical issues via a nearly 9-minute video.

This week’s new releases: Johnny Marr, Peter Buck, English Beat, Sisters of Mercy, King Blank

This week’s new releases: Johnny Marr, Peter Buck, English Beat, Sisters of Mercy, King Blank

Record Rack: 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. This week’s releases include titles from Johnny Marr, Peter Buck, The English Beat, The Sisters of Mercy and King Blank.

The Beat starring Dave Wakeling to release new album ‘Here We Go Love’ this spring

The Beat starring Dave Wakeling to release new album ‘Here We Go Love’ this spring

Nearly four years after launching a campaign to fund the project, Dave Wakeling’s oft-touring incarnation of The English Beat is preparing to release a brand-new studio album — the first from Wakeling under the Beat imprint since 1982’s Special Beat Service. The album is now available for pre-order.

Saxa, The English Beat’s saxophonist and Jamaican-born ska player, 1930-2017

Saxa, The English Beat’s saxophonist and Jamaican-born ska player, 1930-2017

Lionel Augustus Martin, the Jamaican-born saxophone player better known as Saxa, who played with ska legends Prince Buster and Desmond Dekker before helping lead the second wave with The Beat, died on Wednesday at the age of 87, his former band announced.