This week’s new releases include new studio albums from Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and The Cult, plus Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan’s album with Soulsavers, a posthumous Joey Ramone record and the U.S. release of the Hoodoo Gurus’ new best-of.
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Having just scrubbed plans for a short U.S. tour this month, Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has now announced three ‘intimate’ solo shows in Liverpool and London this May to coincide with the release this spring of the singer’s new fan-funded solo album ‘Pro Patria Mori.’
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Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has scrubbed a short U.S. solo tour planned for late March — which was to have featured just six concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York — although his management told at least one of the clubs that the dates could be rescheduled for May.
Ian McCulloch’s not the only Bunnyman with a solo project on the horizon: Guitarist Will Sergeant has recorded an instrumental, acoustic solo album called ‘Things Inside’ — featuring former Echo & The Bunnymen bassist Les Pattinson on a few tracks — and is asking for fans to help fund the record’s release.
‘We’re the Kids in America,’ the third chapter of BBC Four’s ‘How the Brits Rocked America: Go West,’ features interviews with John Lydon, Robert Smith, Elvis Costello, Jim Kerr, Ian McCulloch, New Order’s Stephen Morris and Peter Hook, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, and many more.
Ian McCulloch has added a New York gig and two Los Angeles concerts to his short U.S. tour in support of forthcoming solo album ‘Pro Patria Mori.’ The March 23-24 concerts at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and March 31 show at Le Poisson Rouge join three already announced shows in San Francisco and Chicago.
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Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch will strike back out on his own next year with the release of both a new live album and his first solo record in nearly a decade — projects that he’ll support with a series of U.S. dates that so far include a single concert in San Francisco and two nights in Chicago in March.
To commemorate Ian McCulloch’s 52nd birthday today, here’s a full, 53-minute Echo & The Bunnymen live performance filmed in Madrid and broadcast on Spanish TV on Sept. 4, 1984.
The debut album from Julian Cope’s neo-psychedelic band The Teardrop Explodes — 1980’s ‘Kilimanjaro’ — is due to receive an expansive 3CD reissue next month, along with Cope’s 1993 compilation of post-Teardrop recordings entitled ‘Floored Genius 2: Best of the BBC Sessions 1983-1991.’
The lastest in French music site La Blogotheque’s impromptu “A Take Away Show” series — in which bands or artists throw together spontaneous performances, wherever they may be — features Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch offering up a stark, solo-acoustic take on the band’s classic “The Killing Moon.”