Midnight Oil is planning to release not one but two new musical projects this year, beginning with an eight-song mini-album called The Makaratta Project recorded with “some of our First Nations friends” to be released this summer, followed by a proper Oils studio album due out later in the year, according to the band’s website.
Reunited Scottish indie-pop favorites Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — next week will release their first new album in 31 years, a 10-song collection that’s preceded by the release of two tracks: “Godless” and “All Compasses Go Wild.”
Like clockwork, the goth-rock legends Bauhaus continue to roll out reunion dates, adding to more U.S. shows — in Dallas and Chicago — this summer to the band’s 2020 itinerary, which now includes seven concert and festival dates in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. See full dates right here.
The House of Love have added three dates to the initial itinerary of the the band’s first North American tour in nearly 30 years, a 14-date trek that now will open with a new show in Boston and feature two more concerts in California. Full dates and details, and ticket links, right here.
The reunion of goth-rock legends Bauhaus continues to expand beyond the three shows the band played in Hollywood, with the announcement of a fifth 2020 date: an appearance at the Release Festival in Athens, Greece, on June 12. It’s the band’s second European festival date.
The reunited Boomtown Rats have debuted the first track off the Bob Geldof-led band’s first new album in 36 years, the very catchy “Trash Glam Baby,” which you can stream in full right here, and which serves as the first taste of the forthcoming Citizens of Boomtown LP. Full details here.
The reunion of goth-rock legends Bauhaus continues to expand beyond the three shows the band played in Hollywood, with the announcement on Friday of a third 2020 date, this time in México City, between previously announced concerts in London and New York City. Full details right here.
The reunion of goth-rock legends Bauhaus will extend beyond the three shows the band played in Hollywood in November and December as the group — Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, David J — today announced additional concerts in London and New York City. Full details right here.
Seven years after Bob Geldof reunited with The Boomtown Rats for the first time since their 1986 split, the group is set to release a new album , marking 2020 — the Year of the Rat — with a new 10-song collection called Citizens of Boomtown, the band’s first LP since 1984. Details and tour dates right here.
Bauhaus closed out its three-night reunion at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday night by saving a surprise for the end of the night: the band’s first performance of its cover of Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle” since its first reunion tour in 1998 — and only its second airing since 1983. Check out video right here.
Johnny Marr has seemingly shot down the latest rumor of a reunion by The Smiths, replying on Twitter to a fan’s question about the report of a 2020 tour by the long-defunct band –“Is this crap, mate?” — by simply saying, “Nigel Farage on guitar.” Full details of the alleged reunion rumor right here.
The original lineup of Bauhaus roared back to life Sunday night at the Hollywood Palladium, as Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins came together for the first time in 13 years for the first of three planned reunion shows at the Los Angeles venue. Check out the setlist and video right here.
The reunited Bauhaus — featuring the full original lineup of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and David J — today added a third concert at the Hollywood Palladium, this one in December, about a month after the two shows that sold out last week. Full details right here.