ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
‘THE STARS,THE OCEANS & THE MOON’
BUNNYMEN CLASSICS TRANSFORMED & NEW SONGS WITH STRINGS & THINGS ATTACHED
PRE ORDER NOW AT HTTPS://BUNNYMEN.LNK.TO/MOONPR
+ UK HEADLINE TOUR INCLUDING THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
‘I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it because it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it.’ Ian McCulloch
Echo & the Bunnymen have announced a brand new studio album ‘The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon’ for 2018, along with a headline UK tour culminating at London 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. Expect a couple of brand 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. The band have come a long way from the group's infamous first concert as a three-piece with a drum machine in 1979 at the legendary Erics club in Liverpool, The Bunnymen still perform sell-out concerts across the world today.
Their seminal albums 'Crocodiles', 'Heaven Up Here', 'Porcupine', 'Ocean Rain' & 'Echo & The Bunnymen' have all been a major influence for groups such as Coldplay, The Killers and The Flaming Lips whilst later albums 'Evergreen', 'What Are YouGoing To Do With Your Life?', ‘Siberia' & 'Meteorites' demonstrate what an amazing body of work the band have.
The Bunnymen are still revered by those in the best of popular culture. In the past year alone, the highly acclaimed and culturally phenomenal Netflix series 'Stranger Things' has used the song 'Nocturnal Me' whilst the equally comparable '13 Reasons Why' has used 'The Killing Moon', a song also used on another Netflix show, 'Dead of Summer'.
As one of the most seminal British rock and roll bands of all time, the band’s loyal and ever growing following is showing no signs of abating.
From 10.00am today Friday 24th November until 9.00am Wednesday 29th November fans can pre order The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon at Https://bunnymen.lnk.to/moonpr to receive priority access to tickets for the UK tour.
Tickets go on general sale 10:00am, Friday 1st December http://gigst.rs/EATB
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN live:
Wed 23 May 2018 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Fri 25 May 2018 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sat 26 May 2018 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mon 28 May 2018 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 30 May 2018 Gateshead Sage
Fri 01 Jun 2018 London Royal Albert Hall