Last week we reported that Concrete Blonde is reuniting this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Bloodletting’ by performing the album in its entirety — and today the band posted nine U.S. dates in June.
Following their upcoming dates opening for the reunited Spandau Ballet in Australia, Tears For Fears will return to North America late this summer for a headlining tour of their own, with at least 17 dates announced so far in the Eastern U.S. and Canada — including a pair of free concerts.
The second post-reunion album from Crowded House — dubbed ‘Intriguer’ — will be released this June under the band’s new deal with Universal Music, and will be followed by a lengthy, 28-date tour of North America beginning in July.
Details are scant, but it appears Concrete Blonde is reuniting this summer after a five-year split to mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Bloodletting’ by performing the 1990 album — with its crossover hit “Joey” and fan fave “Tomorrow, Wendy” — live in its entirety.
The reformatted Public Image Ltd. will kick off its upcoming North American tour with a special pre-Coachella concert on April 13 at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, the band announced tonight.
Reconstituted postpunk act Killing Joke this week announced it will push back the release of its forthcoming album ‘XIII: Feast of Fools’ from April until September, and delay its 30th anniversary tour of Europe and North America until later this year.
The reunited Faith No More continue to eke out U.S. tour dates, today announcing a New York City concert in July — the band’s first East Coast show in more than a decade — to follow its three sold-out San Francisco gigs in April in advance of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
Revived Brit rockers The Godfathers will play London this June on the exact date of their first gig in 1985, in addition to an extensive, just-announced 25th anniversary U.K tour set for late April and May and a string of summer festival dates.
A group of Israeli human rights activists have asked the Pixies to cancel their June 9 concert in Tel Aviv to protest ‘the military occupation the Palestinian people have been living under,’ urging the reunited band to ‘refuse to perform in Israel until there is freedom here.’
Bassist Eric Avery made it official this morning, announcing via Twitter that he has quit Jane’s Addiction for a second time as the rockers have now wrapped up their rescheduled tour of Australia — the final dates of a reunion that started with last year’s joint trek with Nine Inch Nails.
John Lydon with Public Image Ltd.
John Lydon will take the reformed Public Image Ltd. on its first North American tour in 18 years this spring, today announcing a 16-date club tour to follow the band’s performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
Alan Wilder shocked Depeche Mode fans around the world tonight, joining the band onstage for the first time since 1994 to accompany Martin Gore on piano during a performance of “Somebody” during a Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The Daily Swarm, citing “multiple industry sources,” tonight reports Soundgarden — reforming after 12 years apart — will headline this summer’s Lollapalooza alongside Green Day and Lady Gaga.