Marc Almond and Dave Ball reunited as Soft Cell tonight for the first time in 15 years to simultaneously commemorate the classic synthpop act’s 40th anniversary and bid fans farewell with one final concert — dubbed, naturally, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.” Check out the full setlist and see selected video right here.
The enigmatic Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders and mainstays Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — today announced the release for their ninth studio album, a song cycle of “seven movements representing different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult.” The group also announced a European tour for spring 2019.
With Marc Almond reuniting with Dave Ball to commemorate Soft Cell’s 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert next month, the duo also have produced some new music go to along with the occasion: two new songs, in fact, that will be included on a new singles collection. Hear one of them right here.
EBM giants Nitzer Ebb, last active with the release of 2010’s Industrial Complex and subsequent touring, today announced a giant career-spanning vinyl box set and plans to tour in 2019 with original drummer David Gooday back on board for the first time since 1987. Full tracklists are available right here.
Matt Johnson debuted the 2018 incarnation of The The on Friday night, playing a 24-song, career-spanning set to open the first of three warm-up gigs for the highly anticipated Comeback Special tour — a show that marked The The’s first live performance in 16 years. See the full setlist right here.
After returning to the concert stage for the first time in a quarter century last year, Shriekback next will deliver its 14th studio album, with the 10-song collection Why Anything? Why This? — the group’s first in three years — due later this month. Today we’re thrilled to premiere a track off that album: “Catmandu.”
Following their performance at the Day For Night Festival and a handful of other U.S. dates last December, iconic noise-rock act The Jesus Lizard have signaled they’re keeping their reunion going, announcing another short run of shows this coming September. Full dates right here.
With their former bandmates off performing together as Poptone, the other half of Bauhaus — Peter Murphy and David J — reunited on stage today at a festival in Mexico to perform a set of Bauhaus classics ahead of their rescheduled run of shows in San Francisco this summer. See video footage here.
The enigmatic Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders and mainstays Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — have recorded a new studio album, the group’s second since reuniting in 2011 and the first to be released in six years, Perry revealed in a tweet on Saturday. It’s not yet known when the album will be released.
Chris Connelly re-joined Ministry on stage in Chicago tonight for the first time in 15 years, reprising his memorable vocal to “So What” alongside Al Jourgensen in a performance that the band streamed live on Facebook — and which you can watch in its entirety right here.
After slowly rolling out The The reunion dates in the U.K. and Europe, bandleader Matt Johnson today announced an 8-date North American run that marks the band’s first shows on the continent in 18 years, since the tour in support of 2000’s Nakedself. Full details right here.
The reunited Belly — Tanya Donelly’s post-Throwing Muses, post-Breeders alt-rock outlet — this week debuted the second track, “Stars Align,” off of the forthcoming Dove, the band’s first new album in 23 years, The single, the follow-up to “Shiny One,” can be streamed in full right here.
Former Throwing Muses bandmates — and step-sisters — Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly re-teamed on stage in Boston over the weekend, playing three shows together at City Winery. The performances featured separate solo sets each by Donelly and Hersh, plus a joint encore of the Muses’ “Two Step,” the last song on The Real Ramona
[tweetmeme]Matt Johnson continues to slowly expand The The’s highly anticipated return to the concert stage this year, announcing two more concerts this summer: a July 6 date in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a Sept. 3 show in Newcastle, England. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.