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Echo & The Bunnymen announce new LP and UK dates (2018)

Echo & The Bunnymen

Story by Jack Foley

ECHO & the Bunnymen have announced a new studio album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, for 2018, along with a headline UK tour culminating at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

This new studio album will see The Bunnymen, still lead by the indominable Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, revisit some of their greatest songs to rearrange and transform them with co-producer Andy Wright and …strings and things. Fans can also expect a couple of new tracks to accompany the classics.

Echo & the Bunnymen’s dark, swirling fusion of post-punk and The Doors/The Velvets-inspired pop psychedelia has brought the group twenty top 20 hits and nine top 20 albums in the UK so far in their 40 year existence.

Their albums Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine, Ocean Rain and Echo & The Bunnymen have all been a major influence for groups such as Coldplay, The Killers and The Flaming Lips.

From now until 9am on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, fans can pre-order The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon here to receive priority access to tickets for the UK tour.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, December 1.

The live dates are (all May and June 2018)

May
23 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
25 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
26 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
28 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
30 – Gateshead Sage

June
1 – London Royal Albert Hall

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