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
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