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Echo & The Bunnymen announce Roundhouse date

Echo & The Bunnymen

Story by Jack Foley

ECHO and the Bunnymen have announced a handful of live dates this autumn, including a night at London’s Roundhouse.

The gigs are in support of new album, The Fountain, which is described as “a superbly feisty album of pulsating, uplifting rock anthems”.

The Fountain was kick-started in 2007 when frontman McCulloch began working on some new ideas with three London-based musicians.

“I thought Will [Sergeant] and I needed to do stuff differently, but so the result still sounded like the Bunnymen,” he explains. “What we got with Think I Need It Too and Forgotten Fields, I thought, ‘Yeah, this is how it should sound.’”

The album was pieced together over the next year, with Mac and Will working on tracks at Parr Street Recording Studios in Liverpool.

It will be preceded by the single Think I Need It Too on September 28. The Fountain is released on October 12.

Tickets for Manchester are £22.50 and London £23.50 and go on general sale on Friday, July 31 at 9am.

The dates are (all October 2009):

12 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
13 – Manchester The Ritz
14 – Glasgow Barrowlands
15 – London Roundhouse