Tour Dates — May 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

Echo & The Bunnymen reschedule U.K. tour over Ian McCulloch’s throat infection

Echo and the Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen today rescheduled most of the remainder of the band’s U.K. tour as frontman Ian McCulloch recovers from a throat infection, announcing several makeup dates in June and early July following the release of the band’s new album Meteorites.

The band had played a pair of U.K. dates and concerts in France, Belgium and the Netherlands before McCulloch fell ill, but this week was forced to postpone the rest of the tour after McCulloch’s voice failed to improve, telling fans on Facebook, “believe us when we say we’re utterly heartbroken and hope you understand decisions like this are not made lightly at all.”

Today, the band announced rescheduled dates in Manchester, London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton. No mention was made of a new Newcastle date, while the Liverpool show is officially canceled — but the Bunnymen expect to book a new concert in their hometown.

Tickets for the rescheduled shows remain valid, or refunds can be obtained.

The Bunnymen will release Meteorites on  May 26 in the U.K. and June 3 in the U.S., and will follow up the rescheduled U.K. dates with a U.S. tour in August.

See full dates below:


Echo & The Bunnymen tour dates:

May 11: Wulfurn Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
May 13: Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, UK
May 14: Ritz, Manchester, UK
May 16: Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK
May 17: Sheperds Bush Empire, London, UK
May 18: Academy, Bristol, UK
May 20: Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
June 7: Ritz, Manchester, UK
June 8: Sheperds Bush Empire, London, UK
June 10: Academy, Bristol, UK
June 11: Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK
July 3: Wulfurn Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
July 4: Hop Farm Festival, Paddock Wood, Kent, UK

Aug. 1: Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 2: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Aug. 4: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Aug. 5: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, B.C.
Aug. 6: Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
Aug. 9: First Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 10: Metro, Chicago, IL
Aug. 11: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
Aug. 12: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
Aug. 14: Paradise Rock Cliub, Boston, MA
Aug. 16: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Aug. 17: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Aug. 18: The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
Aug. 19: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA






  1. Glory2Babalon

    Get well soon Ian, I hope this doesn’t disrupt the US tour.

  2. Stephen Wohlleb

    Haven’t we heard this one quite a few times before? Don’t mean to sound like a jerk, but don’t try and play us as idiots. Ticket sales weren’t what you expected? Fine, cancel the shows and find smaller venues, but this “throat infection” excuse is paper thin at this point.

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