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Echo and the Bunnymen announce new album Meteorites

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    Echo and the Bunnymen have announced the release of their new studio album. Titled Meteorites, it marks the band’s 12th full-length effort to date and first since 2009’s The Fountain. It will be released in the UK on April 28th and in the US on June 3rd through 429 Records. That’s the album artwork below.

    Spanning 10 tracks, the album was produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth. The recording lineup included frontman Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant, guitarist Gordy Goudie, and bassist Stephen Brannan.

    Frontman Ian McCulloch is quoted as saying “it’s the band’s best work for a very long time.” He added, “Meteorites is what Echo and the Bunnymen mean and are meant to be — up there in heaven — untouchable, celestial, beautiful and real. It has changed my life.”

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    In support of the release, Echo and the Bunnymen plan to embark on a world tour. A UK leg has already been announced and dates for the US are forthcoming.

    Meteorites Tracklist:
    01. Lovers On The Run
    02. Is This A Breakdown
    03. Holy Moses
    04. Meteorites
    05. Explosions
    06. Icarus
    07. I Loved The Devil
    08. Constantinople
    09. Market Town
    10. New Horizons

    Echo and the Bunnymen 2014 Tour Dates:
    05/02 – Leamington Spa, UK @ Assembly Rooms
    05/06 – Paris, FR @ Alhambra
    05/07 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
    05/08 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
    05/10 – Oxford, UK @ Academy
    05/11 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfurn Hall
    05/13 – Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre
    05/14 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
    05/16 – Edinburgh, UK @ Queens Hall
    05/17 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
    05/18 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
    05/20 – Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic

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