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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 Order, Pixies, JAMC, Bauhaus, Wire, Bob Mould among acts canceling concerts worldwide

New Order, Pixies, JAMC, Bauhaus, Wire, Bob Mould among acts canceling concerts worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on live music across the globe, with giant festivals — including Coachella and South By Southwest — postponed or canceled and tours in the U.S. and around the world being canceled or curtailed in an effort to protect large crowds from transmitting COVID-19.

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.

Heaven 17 assures fans U.S. tour still on after missing L.A. live set due to visa issues

Heaven 17 assures fans U.S. tour still on after missing L.A. live set due to visa issues

British synthpop pioneers Heaven 17 failed to appear at last night’s Violent Femmes-headlined ’80s Weekend #9 concert in Los Angeles, but promised fans today that the visa troubles that kept them away won’t derail their first-ever U.S. tour planned for this May. Full details and tour dates 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.

Listen: Violent Femmes, ‘Another Chorus’ — jaunty second single off ‘Hotel Last Resort’

Listen: Violent Femmes, ‘Another Chorus’ — jaunty second single off ‘Hotel Last Resort’

The Violent Femmes are back with the second single off their upcoming full-length Hotel Last Resort, the band’s 10th studio album and first in three years — and the first recorded by the group’s new four-piece lineup. Check out “Another Chorus” and the Femmes’ upcoming tour dates right here.

Violent Femmes announce new album ‘Hotel Last Resort’ — hear the title track

Violent Femmes announce new album ‘Hotel Last Resort’ — hear the title track

The Violent Femmes this summer will release Hotel Last Resort, the band’s 10th studio album and first in three years — and the first recorded by the group’s new four-piece lineup. The record is preceded by the title track, featuring Television’s Tom Verlaine, which you can stream here. Full details ahead.

Violent Femmes set U.S. co-headlining tour with Ben Folds following dates with X

Violent Femmes set U.S. co-headlining tour with Ben Folds following dates with X

The Violent Femmes have got that co-headlining thing down cold. After two summers of sharing the bill with the Echo & The Bunnymen, the Femmes are heading out this summer first with X, on a run of previously announced dates, to be followed by a run of shows with piano man Ben Folds. See full dates here.

Violent Femmes and X double up for American co-headlining tour this May

Violent Femmes and X double up for American co-headlining tour this May

After two consecutive summers of touring with Echo & The Bunnymen, the Violent Femmes will mix it up this year and head out on the road in May for a short co-headlining tour with X. The trek opens May 5 in San Diego and runs through May 17 in St. Louis, Mo., with a few Violent Femmes-only shows on either side.