Echo & The Bunnymen Announce U.S. Tour New Album "Meteorites" to be Released by 429 Records in the U.S. June 3rd Tickets On Sale Friday, April 25th

"'80s new-wave legends Echo And The Bunnymen are still making grand, sweeping, dramatic anthems, and they've got an album full of them called Meteorites" Stereogum

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen are announcing their return to the U.S. for a tour in support of their 12th studio album and first since 2009, Meteorites.  The first leg of the tour begins August 1st in Los Angeles at the historic Orpheum Theatre.  Confirmed dates listed below.  Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 25th.  Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Meteorites contains ten hand-picked new songs written by founder Ian McCulloch and performed by Bunnymen stalwarts McCulloch and Will Sergeant along with Gordy Goudie (guitar) and Stephen Brannan (bass).  The Bunnymen are releasing two singles—"Holy Moses" in the U.S. and "Lovers on the Run" in the UK.  Described by Ian McCulloch as the worthy successor to Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine and Ocean Rain, Meteorites will be release in the UK on May 26th and the U.S. on June 3rd.

Formed in 1978, the Bunnymen have been a vital force in the indie rock world for over 36 years having won over millions of obsessive music fans worldwide and indelibly influenced countless bands with their signature sound—from the Flaming Lips to Coldplay to Pavement. Meteorites is a key addition to their repertoire. It's an intimate song cycle written by Ian McCulloch performed by the band with a renewed sense of purpose showcasing all of their unmistakable musical hallmarks while taking them to a new level.

Says McCulloch: "For me, this is a whole new approach. It's more edgy than anything I've ever done.  I'm dealing with something on this record I didn't want to deal with for a long time."

2014 Confirmed U.S. Tour Dates:

8/1

Los Angeles, CA

Orpheum Theatre

8/2

San Francisco, CA

Regency Ballroom

8/4

Portland, OR

Crystal Ballroom

8/5

Vancouver, BC

Commodore Ballroom

8/6

Seattle, WA

Showbox at the Market

8/9

Minneapolis, MN

First Ave

8/10

Chicago, IL

Metro

8/11

Detroit, MI

St. Andrews Hall

8/12

Toronto, ON

Danforth Music Hall

8/14

Boston, MA

Paradise Rock

8/16

New York, NY

Irving Plaza

8/17

New York, NY

Irving Plaza

8/18

Silver Spring, MD

The Fillmore

8/19

Philadelphia, PA

Union Transfer

To purchase Meteorites visit:
iTunes:  http://smarturl.it/ITMS_Meteorites

For more information visit:
http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/429details/d_echoandthebunnymen.asp

429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

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