Elizabeth Fraser, the heavenly voice of the Cocteau Twins who only has played live a handful of times in the last two decades, performed a short set Monday evening in London at an invite-only event witnessed by about 40 people, according to social media accounts of the gig.
The House of Love will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its self-titled debut album — 1988’s The House of Love, not to be confused with 1987 compilation The House of Love or 1990 sophomore set The House of Love — by performing the classic album in full this November in London. Tickets are on sale now.
Marc Almond today announced he’s reuniting with Dave Ball for the first time in 15 years to commemorate Soft Cell’s 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert — dubbed, naturally, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” — at London’s O2 Arena on Sept. 30. Tickets go on sale later this week.
Echo & The Bunnymen and The Jesus and Mary Chain are teaming up for a post-punk dream bill for what appears to be a one-off outdoor concert in the U.K. this summer — with Peter Hook, bassist for Joy Division and New Order, handling opening duties with his band The Light.
The musical festivities in Minneapolis leading up to this year’s Super Bowl will include an outdoor concert featuring some of the Twin Cities’ indie-rock luminaries of the ’80s and ’90s, a lineup that includes Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks and The Suburbs. The bands will play for free on Feb. 3.
A fan of the ’80s New Wave act The Vapors — known in the annals of one-hit-wonderdom for their purported masturbation ode “Turning Japanese” — has launched a crowdfuding effort to raise money to bring the reunited band to New York City to perform rare stateside concerts.