Karl Wallinger is reissuing all five World Party studio albums on 180-gram vinyl between now and November, with each record boasting remastered sound, while the group’s final album — 2000’s Dumbing Up — will feature six extra tracks in its vinyl debut. Get more details right here.
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Karl Wallinger’s got big plans for 2019, with a new World Party studio album — the band’s first in 19 years — planned for release along with reissues of the group’s full catalog on vinyl for the first time throughout the year, beginning with 1986 debut Private Revolution. The new album is expected in the spring.
World Party mastermind Karl Wallinger has shared an early demo of his band’s 1985 debut single “Ship of Fools,” a sparse composition with different lyrics — most notably the chorus “Sail me all around tomorrow” instead of the familiar refrain of “Save me from tomorrow.” Hear the early version right here.
When World Party toured the U.S. last summer, that 25-date trek was billed as the band’s most extensive visit to America in years. But this spring and summer, Karl Wallinger will top that, returning for a 39-date tour that begins in mid-May in Boston and wraps up two months later in Riverhead, New York.
After three brief tours of the U.S. in 2012 in support of 5CD box set Arkeology, Karl Wallinger is bringing World Party back to America this spring for the group’s longest trek in years: a run of 25 dates opening May 24 in Boston and wrapping up June 29 in Solana Beach, Calif.
After returning to U.K. stages for the first time in a decade last fall for a handful of shows, Karl Wallinger will take World Party out on a proper tour of his home country this spring, performing 11 concerts across two weeks in April in support of last year’s 5CD box set ‘Arkeology.’
Karl Wallinger will bring World Party back to the U.S. for the third time this year — following a string of in-stores and radio performances this past spring and a handful of dates in the eastern U.S. in September — to perform a short run of eight concerts along the West Coast and in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.
With plans for a September tour of the U.S. fleshing out, World Party this morning released a new music video for “Everybody’s Falling in Love,” one of the 70 previously unreleased tracks on the ‘Arkeology’ box set. The video follows a sad black-and-white guy stuck in a color world where everybody’s making out all the time.
Karl Wallinger apparently is making good on his promise in March 2011 to mount “a whole tour of the U.S.A.” — albeit more than a year behind schedule — with this week’s announcement that World Party will tour America this September, with initial dates in Nashville, Tenn., and New York City already unveiled.
Karl Wallinger will bring World Party back to the U.K. for the band’s first concerts in its native U.K. in a decade, with shows announced in Oxford and at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall this fall. It’s clear how many dates World Party will play; the band’s site only lists the London concert, but an Oxford date is on sale, too.
Last month, World Party mainman Karl Wallinger did a low-key round of radio station appearances and record shop in-stores in the U.S. to promote the release of the ‘Arkeology’ box set — including this 40-minute performance at Fingerprints in Long Beach, Calif., on Record Store Day.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Depeche Mode, The Cult, The Charlatans, Duran Duran and Men Without Hats — plus a new Peter Gabriel live CD giveaway.
Our latest link round-up features an extensive Q&A with World Party’s Karl Wallinger about his band’s new 5CD box set of unreleased music, plus excerpts of books about The Stone Roses and U.K. indie record labels, and a tribute to now-shuttered Smiths fansite Passions Just Like Mine and its ilk.