Week in Rock — January 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

The Week in Rock: Jan. 15-21, 2012

Welcome to another installment of the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news of The Wedding Present’s new album, plus headlines about The Cure, Morrissey, The Psychedelic Furs, Peter Murphy, Close Lobsters, Hoodoo Gurus and more.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012
The Psychedelic Furs announce 6-date club tour of northeastern U.S. this March
Morrissey sets South American shows in February, including first-ever concert in Peru
Peter Murphy to play Festival 72810 in Mexico, one-off California club gig in March
The Cure adds Primavera Sound, Bilbao BBK, Optimus Alive to slate of summer festivals

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012
Close Lobsters reunite for ‘People of Europe Rise Up’ shows in Madrid, Glasgow, Berlin
Hoodoo Gurus mark 30 years with new ‘Gold Watch’ best-of, ‘Dig It Up!’ concert series
Rewind Scotland festival returns with Holly Johnson, Marc Almond, ABC, Midge Ure

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012
Slicing Up Eyeballs was blacked out in protest of SOPA/PIPA

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012
The Cure confirms Pinkpop, Eurockéennes, Roskilde, Heineken Jammin’, Rock in Roma
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 57, first aired 1/17/12
The Wedding Present to release ‘Valentina,’ band’s eighth studio album, in March
Brian Ritchie enlists The Dresden Dolls, Mick Harvey to perform Violent Femmes’ debut
New Order adds Sydney, Melbourne headlining dates to Australian tour

MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2012
The Cure confirms Hultsfred, Hurricane, Southside festivals — ‘lots more to come’
New releases: Public Image Ltd. and Modern English reissues, plus Bauhaus, Buck Satan

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012
Morrissey to tour Asia and New Zealand, release new Sparks remix of ‘Suedehead’




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