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Dead Can Dance confirm new LP & Tour (2 Beacon Theater shows…


As previously discussed, Dead Can Dance are back, and they're currently gearing up for a world tour in support of a NEW ALBUM in August!
The just-announced tour, with 15 dates in North America (listed below), kick-off in Vancouver and eventually make their way East for NYC shows at Beacon Theater on 8/28 and 8/29. Tickets for the Beacon shows go on sale Friday 3/30 at 9AM (and cost $55, $75, $95).
This will be the first time they've played as Dead Can Dance in NYC since Radio City in 2005, though Brendan Perry played Irving Plaza in 2011 as part of a tour with Robin Guthrie. Some belated pictures from that solo show are in this post.
About the new developments Brendan said...
"Myself and Lisa (Gerrard) are genuinely excited to be working together again in the studio, said Brendan Perry. "Writing began for the new album in the Autumn of 2011 and the final recording sessions will take place at Quivvy Studios in Ireland in the early part of this year. It will be a spring album to coincide with both natures reawakening and the group's subsequent rebirth."
"Our tour plans are also well under way and we have assembled a fine group of performers for the live concerts who have kindly put their own careers on hold in order to perform the music from our new album as well as some new arrangements from the archives."
The band is also giving away a new EP entitled Live Happenings - IV available for the price of your email address.
All tour dates and the Brendan solo pics, below...
9th Aug Orpheum Vancouver, BC CANADA
10th Aug Marymoor Amphitheater Seattle, WA USA
12th Aug Greek Theater Oakland, CA USA
14th Aug Gibson Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA USA
17th Aug Red Butte Garden Salt Lake City, UT USA
19th Aug Temple Hoyle Buell Theater Denver, CO USA
21st Aug Pritzker Pavillion at Millenium Park Chicago, IL USA
23rd Aug Sony Center for the Performing Arts Toronto, ON CANADA
24th Aug Bell Centre Montreal, QC CANADA
26th Aug Verizon Hall - Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA USA
27th Aug Filene Center, Wolftrap Vienna, VA USA
29th Aug Beacon Theater New York, NY USA
30th Aug Beacon Theater New York, NY USA
4th Sept Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN USA
5th Sept Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center Atlanta, GA USA
7th Sept Austin City Limits TV - Moody Theater Austin, TX USA
19th Sept HCTAT Istanbul TURKEY
21st Sept Earth Theatre Thessaloniki GREECE 
23rd Sept Lycabetus Theatre Athens GREECE
25th Sept MCV Utrecht HOLLAND
27th Sept Grand Rex Paris FRANCE
29th Sept Cirque Royal Brussels BELGIUM
1st Oct Alte Oper Frankfurt GERMANY
3rd Oct Tempodrom Berlin GERMANY
5th Oct CCH Hamburg GERMANY
7th Oct Philharmonie Munich GERMANY
8th Oct Philharmonie Cologne GERMANY
12th Oct Bzk Oktyabrsky St. Petersburg RUSSIA 
13th Oct Crocus City Hall Moscow RUSSIA 
15th Oct Sala Kongresowa Warsaw POLAND 
17th Oct Papp Laszlo Arena Budapest HUNGARY 
19th Oct Teatro Degli Arcimboldi Milan ITALY 
20th Oct Batiment Des Forces Motrices Geneva SWITZERLAND 
22nd Oct Auditori Barcelona SPAIN 
24th Oct Casa Da Musica Porto PORTUGAL 
26th Oct Royal Albert Hall London ENGLAND 
28th Oct Grand Canal Theatre Dublin IRELAND

The Mission join The Cult on their UK Tour!


Live Nation are thrilled to announce that three of the most incendiary bands from the Alt Rock Era are coming together to tour Arenas throughout the UK this September. The CultThe Mission and Killing Joke will be hitting the road together for the first time in celebration of the dazzling trails they've continually blazed through the musical landscape since their respective inceptions. This incredible tour, the likes of which hasn't been seen before, will be hitting arenas in Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and London. The CultThe Mission andKilling Joke tickets will go on sale on Friday 23rd March at 9am and will be available from


The Cult are one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of our time. They have continued to push musical and artistic boundaries making them as vital today as ever. The tour comes on the heels of the band releasing their brand new studio album 'Choice of Weapon' due for release via Cooking Vinyl on May 21st in the UK (May 22nd in North America). The album was written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, the California high desert and the band's Witch Mountain studio between July and December2011.  Long-time Cult collaborator and producer Bob Rock, who produced one of The Cult's most successful albums, the Platinum-certified Sonic Temple, put the finishing touches on the foundations that were laid by co-producer Chris Goss.  The new release features founding members Astbury on vocals and Duffy on guitars, with drummer John Tempesta and bassist Chris Wyse. On this incredible gathering of vitally important musicians, Ian Astbury had the following to say:

"This is a fantastic bill and these will be magical shows ,a unique occasion that we look forward to with great anticipation. The band is killing it right now and we are excited to get back to the business of playing live."


Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams left the Sisters Of Mercy and formed The Mission, enlisting Simon Hinkler and Mick Brown into their ranks. Having performed together in Europe before, but never on our shores, this special tour will see The Cult and The Mission performing together for the very first time ever in the UK.

Speaking on the tour, Wayne Hussey had the following to say:

"It'll be great. We played a festival show in Belgium with The Cult back in October last year and it was really lovely to see Ian and Billy again, it was like no time had passed at all. We'd gone our separate ways over the years and travelled different roads but I always think of Ian and Billy as brothers in arms, kindred spirits. I'm looking forward to hearing 'Sanctuary' every night. And it'll be great to have Killing Joke along too. I've been a long time admirer of Jaz and his cohorts. I was fortunate enough to be able to work with Jaz, he is a huge personality. It'll be good to see him again."

Since the emergence of the post punk scene Killing Joke have been pioneers across multiple genres from metal, industrial to dance. They have been covered by everyone from Metallica to Foo Fighters evolving and influencing musical generations for three decades. In 2008 the original members Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Youth and Big Paul Ferguson reunited for a sold out world tour which culminated in the band recording the critically acclaimed album 'Absolute Dissent' on Spinefarm/Universal. The album went on to win Metal Hammer 'Album of The Year' and they were honoured by Jimmy Page at the Classic Rock Awards for Innovation. 2012 sees them return with highly anticipated new studio album 'MMXII' released April 2nd on Spinefarm/Universal.

Speaking on the tour, Youth adds:

'Killing Joke are honoured and are proud to celebrate together and play alongside The Mission and The Cult, at this great gathering of the tribes , we look forward to unleashing an apocalypse of sonic destruction and giving the crowd a good kick in the teeth.'

Tickets go onsale 9am on 23rd March 2012 priced at £35.00 REGIONALLY / £37.50 LONDON (subject to booking fee) and are available from

Johnny Depp plays drums and guitar on new Marilyn Manson album 'Born Villain'

You'd think it's a joke, but it's not. Marilyn Manson has told MTV that his new album - out on 30th April - will feature the musical talents of Hollywood star Johnny Depp. Depp plays drums and lead guitar on a bonus track - a cover of Carly Simon's 1972 track "You're So Vain" - they recorded for his eighth studio LP, "Born Villain". Apparently Depp's nine-year-old son Jack played on the song too. Right...

video seems also to be in the making and would feature the pair looking at each other like a mirror.