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Echo & The World Tour

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – British alternative rock legends Echo & The Bunnymen have announced details of a full world tour.

The band will kick off the dates at Nottingham Rescue Rooms on October 22nd, then will travel around the globe before returning to the UK to wrap up the tour at the Liverpool Academy on December 16th.

The tour is in support of their upcoming release “Siberia,” which is due out on September 19th. The single “Stormy Weather” will be released on September 5th.

Singer Ian McCulloch told reporters that, “The band we’ve got around us now are the closest to the old Bunnymen we’ve ever had. Not that we’ve intentionally set out to capture the past in anyway. I think I’d been trying to get away from the approach of ‘Heaven Up Here’ or ‘Porcupine’ where a lot of the songs were based on a single note, or a pulse even.”

He added, “But with this album I thought, let’s just slide in there and see what happens. It was Will (Sergeant, guitar), really, who reminded me that we used to do things more instinctively. We’ve tried to be a little less structured in the songwriting, but not forgetting the importance of a good song. We’ve got the balance here, I think.”

The full Echo & The Bunnymen world tour dates:

Oct. 22 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Oct. 23 – Glasgow, Barrowlands

Oct. 24 – Sheffield, Leadmill

Oct. 26 – Norwich, UEA

Oct. 27 – Manchester Academy

Oct. 28 – Leeds, Blank Canvas

Oct. 30 – Birmingham Academy

Oct. 31 – Portsmouth, Pyramids

Nov. 1 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire

Nov. 3 – Koln, Prime Club

Nov. 4 – Hamburg, Grunspan

Nov. 6 – Berlin, Columbia Club

Nov. 7 – Copenhagen, Vega Jnr

Nov. 8 – Amsterdam, Paradiso

Nov. 10 – Antwerp, Hof Der Lo

Nov. 18 – Washington DC, Black Cat

Nov. 19 – Boston, Axis

Nov. 20 – New York, Irving Plaza

Nov. 22 – Philadelphia, Theater Of The Living Arts

Nov. 23 – Toronto, The Carlu
Nov. 25 – Chicago, Metro Smart Bar

Nov. 26 – Minneapolis, Fine Line Music Café

Nov. 28 – Denver, Gothic Theatre

Nov. 30 – Boise, The Big Easy
Dec. 1 – Portland, Wonder Ballroom

Dec. 2 – Vancouver, Richard's on Richard

Dec. 3 – Seattle, Showbox
Dec. 5 – San Francisco, The Filmore

Dec. 6 – Los Angeles, House Of Blues

Dec. 7 – Anaheim, House Of Blues

Dec. 9 – San Diego, House Of Blues

Dec. 16 – Liverpool Academy

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers