Gloucester Guildhall Presents
Following Echo and the Bunnymen’s sell-out show at Gloucester Guildhall in December, front man Ian McCulloch returns with an exclusive warm-up show ahead of his one-off solo performance at the Union Chapel, London.
Echo & the Bunnymen’s dark, swirling fusion of gloomy post-punk and Doors-inspired psychedelia brought the group a handful of British hits in the early ’80s, including the infamous Killing Moon and The Cutter, whilst attracting a cult following in the United States. The self-titled album Echo & the Bunnymen released in 1987 became their biggest American hit, and was a success in England as well, reaching number four. However, the album indicated that the group was in a musical holding pattern and at the end of 1988 lead vocalist Ian McCulloch left the band to pursue a solo career.
During the first half of the 90s Echo & the Bunnymen continued to perform without McCulloch while he released several albums. However they reformed in 1997 producing the LP Evergreen, following it up with What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? (1999), Flowers (2001), Siberia (2005) and The Fountain (2009).
In 2002 the group received the Q Inspiration award and since then have continued to release new material and tour both the UK and US.
This intimate solo performance will see McCulloch perform solo tracks, stripped-down Bunnymen classics and a few of his favourite cover versions accompanied by a string quartet, and is guaranteed to sell out.
Friday 15th April 2011 // Tickets £20 // Unreserved seating // Doors 7.30pm // Over 14s
For tickets visit Gloucester Guildhall’s Box Office, call 01452 503050 or book online at http://www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk Tickets are also available from the Tourist Information Centre on Southgate Street.
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