R.E.M. will continue its deluxe album reissue series this fall with an expanded 25th anniversary edition of New Adventures in Hi-Fi, the record the band made while touring 1995’s Monster and the final LP recorded before co-founder Bill Berry left the band. Full details and tracklists right here.
The Sisters of Mercy’s pandemic-interrupted tour — the band played right up through March 11, 2020 — is now set to resume later this year with a trio of 40th anniversary concerts in London followed by a 14-date run of shows in Europe in September and October. Full dates right here.
They Might Be Giants have rescheduled their coronavirus-foiled Flood 30th anniversary tour, plotting a new 46-date trek through much of 2021 during which the two Johns will perform their beloved 1990 album in its entirety each night. Check out the new tour itinerary right here.
The 4AD label this summer will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the Pixies’ third album, Bossanova, with a new pressing on red vinyl that includes the original 16-page booklet that previously only was included with the original U.K. vinyl release. Full details right here.
The Cure last night opened its five-night run of Disintegration 30th anniversary concerts at the Sydney Opera House, performing not only the classic 1989 album in full for the first time since 2002 but also debuting seven B-sides and outtakes from those recording sessions. See video from the show right here.
The B-52s this summer will release an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of their fifth album Cosmic Thing, the record that served as a comeback following the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson and catapulted the Athens, Ga., party band into orbit with hit single “Love Shack.” Check out the full tracklist here.
Synthpop favorites Erasure next year will release a 30th anniversary expanded reissue of their chart-topping fourth album, 1989’s Wild!, featuring a bonus disc filled with B-sides, remixes and other rarities — including five previously unreleased mixes and live cuts. Full details and tracklist right here.
R.E.M. will continue its album-by-album reissue series with a 25th anniversary re-release of its ninth studio album Monster next October, the band’s manager, Bertis Downs, revealed today in a post on the group’s website reminiscing about the genesis of that record. And, he notes, 2020 will be the band’s 40th anniversary.
Having just wrapped up their first leg Down Under, former bandmates Peter Murphy and David J today announced a 30-date North American segment of their tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus — a trek that’ll see the duo performing In the Flat Field in full. Full dates and details right here.
Turns out Elizabeth Fraser’s brief re-emergence last month was no fluke: The Cocteau Twins singer is going on tour with Massive Attack next year as the trip-hop group celebrates the 21st anniversary of Mezzanine — which featured Fraser on three songs, including “Teardrop.” Full details right here.
The Pixies today announced they’ll perform their 1987 debut EP Come on Pilgrim and its follow-up, the 1988 full-length Surfer Rosa, in their entireties at three concerts in Brooklyn this November, following previously announced runs of shows in London and Mexico City. Full details right here.
U.K. post-punk veterans The Monochrome Set will return to the U.S. early next year for a rare tour, playing nine dates — largely on the East and West coasts — as the group continues the celebration of the 40th anniversary of its formation. The U.S. tour opens March 1 in Boston and runs through March 10 in Los Angeles.
As promised last month, Peter Murphy will embark on a world tour later this year with former bandmate David J to celebrate 40 years of their former band Bauhaus, a tour that will see the duo performing In the Flat Field in full in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the U.K. See full dates right here.
Rhino Records continues its series of expanded deluxe-edition reissues of the Ramones’ catalog with the arrival this fall of a 3CD/1LP edition of the punk pioneers’ fourth album, Road to Ruin, that will include two different mixes of the record, unreleased rough mixes and a full live concert. Full tracklist here.