Wax Trax!-era industrial rockers My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult will embark on a seven-week tour of the U.K. this fall to mark their 25th anniversary, a trek dubbed Back From Beyond! that also will find the group performing tracks off the upcoming debut from Bomb Gang Girlz, Thrill Kill Kult’s long-running group of backing singers.
INXS’ 1987 album ‘Kick’ sold 6 million copies and spawned four Top 10 singles in the U.S., turning the Aussie rockers into global superstars. Now, 25 years later, the band this fall will release an expanded edition of the album featuring three CDs and a DVD packed with remixes, demos, “unheard tracks” and a documentary.
Steve Wynn will reunite The Dream Syndicate this September for the first time in more than 20 years to play “a handful of shows” in Spain to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album ‘The Days of Wine and Roses’ — plus ‘very possibly some more (concerts) beyond’ those performances.
The Sex Pistols only released a single studio album during their short initial career, but it’s certainly a landmark — and, fittingly, Universal Music this fall will commemorate the 35th anniversary of ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols’ by turning that 11-track album into a four-disc ‘super deluxe’ box set.
The Pogues will embark on a short run of European dates later this summer, culminating with a pair of back-to-back concerts in Paris this September that are being billed as a 30th anniversary celebration that will be filmed and recorded for both a future live CD and DVD release.
Ride frontman Mark Gardener has announced dates along the West Coast of the U.S. and in Australia that will find him playing material spanning his entire career — from Ride classics to solo material — while backed by Los Angeles’ Sky Parade, a series of dates meant to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ‘Going Blank Again.’
For fans of The Cure, today — April 21 — is significant for two reasons: It’s Robert Smith’s 53rd birthday and it’s the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘Wish’. So, as we wait for the alleged deluxe reissue of that 1992 album, here’s a little something to bide your time: the out-of-print VHS release ‘Play Out.’
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Tovey — aka electronic act Fad Gadget — and his former label, Mute Records, is honoring its famed first signee with a new video tribute, which we’ve posted above. The label writes: ‘We miss him dearly. Play your favourite Fad Gadget or Frank Tovey tune really loud today.’
Twenty-five years ago today, U2 cemented itself as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s giants, releasing its epochal album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ To celebrate this milestone, we present the band’s infamous “Save the Yuppies” concert from Nov. 11, 1987, when U2 set up in Justin Herman Plaza at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center for a free concert.
Hoodoo Gurus will celebrate their 30th anniversary this spring by releasing a new career-spanning best-of set and hosting ‘Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational,’ a series of four concerts in the band’s homeland featuring hand-picked guests such as Red Kross, The Fleshtones and The 22.214.171.124’s.
Bob Mould will perform Sugar’s 1992 debut ‘Copper Blue’ in its entirety for the first time ever at San Francisco’s Noise Pop festival next month, marking the 20th anniversary of both the album and the music fest in what is expected to be the first of a “very limited” number of live performances of the record this year.
They Might Be Giants will embark on a 22-date U.S. tour early next year, a trek that includes a special 30th anniversary concert in Los Angeles next month that will find the band performing its sophomore album ‘Lincoln’ in its entirety. The band will perform the 1988 album at one other show, in Atlanta.
Peter Gabriel is soliciting his fans for any ‘So’-era memorabilia they may still have as he continues work on a 25th anniversary reissue of the 1986 album for release next year — a package that may include a re-edited, full-length version of the Martin Scorsese-produced concert film ‘PoV.’