Five former members of The Fall recently released their first music under new band name House of All, and this week announced a maiden UK tour in May.
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Beggars Arkive this October will reissue the 10th studio album from post-punk legends The Fall — 1988’s The Frenz Experiment — in deluxe expanded 2CD and 2LP editions, with the original 10-song record supplemented with a second disc of singles and B-sides from that era. Full details right here.
Cherry Red Records this fall will update The Fall’s 2004 compilation 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong by expanding it to 58 tracks across three discs, bringing it up to date with the inclusion of music up to and including the title track from the late Mark E. Smith’s final album. Full tracklist right here.
It was no secret that Mark E. Smith, the late frontman of post-punk icons The Fall, was in ill health leading up to his death last month at the age of 60. But his family today released a statement revealing what ultimately killed him: terminal lung and kidney cancer. Read the full statement here.
[tweetmeme]“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. EDT every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers. Get tonight’s full playlist right here.
Mark E. Smith, the irascible and utterly one-of-a-kind frontman — and only constant member — of Manchester post-punk icons The Fall, died at home today following months of illness and concert cancellations, his manager announced this afternoon. The singer was 60.
The Fall’s planned seven-night residency in Brooklyn next year — which were to be the band’s first U.S. dates in more than a decade — has been canceled, as Mark E. Smith continues to recuperate from the health problems that already had forced the rescheduling of those shows.
A month after returning to the stage in a wheelchair, Mark E. Smith’s health problems have forced the cancellation of three more concerts by The Fall this month, including, at the last minute, a gig in Bristol, England, last night and tonight’s planned performance in London. The band’s next scheduled shows are in New York in February.
Two months after Mark E. Smith’s health forced the postponement of the first U.S. concerts by The Fall in more than a decade, the irascible frontman brought his long-running band back to the stage in the U.K. last week — strapped into a wheelchair, but still delivering his trademark vocal blast. See video of that performance here.
Nearly four decades’ worth of singles — both A-sides and their accompanying B-sides — by the assorted lineups of Mark E. Smith’s pioneering post-punk outfit The Fall will be collected on a new 7-disc, 117-track box set from Cherry Red Records this November. See the full tracklist right here.
The first U.S. concerts by The Fall in more than 11 years will have to wait until next year, as the band today announced the postponement of its seven-night New York City residency and cancellation of a Kentucky festival appearance due to the ill health of frontman Mark E. Smith. See the new dates here.
The Fall’s planned five-night residency in Brooklyn — bandleader Mark E. Smith and Co.’s first U.S. dates in more than 11 years — has grown to a full week as the band has added two more shows, one on each end, to that mid-September run of concerts. See the band’s full dates, including U.K. shows, here.
Mark E. Smith will bring the current iteration of The Fall to America this September for the band’s first U.S. dates in more than 11 years: a five-night residency in Brooklyn followed by a headlining appearance at the Cropped Out Festival in Louisville, Ky. See the band’s full tour dates here.