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Echo & The Bunnymen announce 2021 tour celebrating 40 years

Echo & The Bunnymen

Story by Jack Foley

ECHO & The Bunnymen have announced a 16-date UK tour for May 2021.

The tour, which opens at Sheffield City Hall on Friday, May 7, will celebrate the songs that have brought the group twenty top 20 hits and nine top 20 albums so far during their incredible 40-year career.

Frontman Ian McCulloch said: “Well then, here are the dates for our 2021 UK tour! I can’t wait to be out there with the band on all those stages in all those cities and towns, doing what I love most, playing our magical songs to our brilliant fans and, hopefully, making all our lives a little bit happier along the way.”

The band’s seminal albums Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine and Ocean Rain have been a major influence for acts such as Coldplay, The Killers and The Flaming Lips, whilst later albums Evergreen and What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? and Siberia & Meteorites demonstrate what an amazing body of work the band have.

Their latest album, The Stars & The Oceans & The Moon, was released in Autumn 2018 with Q Magazine calling it “magical”.

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Friday, June 26.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s May 2021 UK tour dates are as follows (all May 2021):

7 – Sheffield City Hall
8 – Birmingham O2 Academy
10 – Liverpool Philharmonic
12 – London Roundhouse
14 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
15 – Norwich UEA
16 – Northampton Derngate
18 – Leeds O2 Academy
19 – Bristol O2 Academy
21 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
22 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
23 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
25 – Glasgow Barrowland
26 – Gateshead Sage
28 – Nottingham Rock City
31 – Manchester Albert Hall

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