Dead Can Dance to Launch Worldwide Tour, Release Album 8/9
Critically acclaimed duo Dead Can Dance are set to release their first studio album of new material on August 9 marking their first new recordings since 1996's Spiritchaser. In support of the album, this summer principle members Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry will embark on a worldwide tour bringing them to four continents during an eight month period. Kicking off on August 9 at The Orpheum in Vancouver, these dates are the bands first live shows since their sold out 2005 tour. Fans can expect live performances highlighting arrangements from decade's worth of musical archives plus songs from their upcoming release. Please see dates below.
Perry and Gerrard began working on ideas and writing songs in the autumn of 2011 for the new album. Recording began at Ireland's Quivy Studios early this year. "Lisa and myself are genuinely excited to be working together again in the studio," said Perry. "It will be a spring album to coincide with both natures awakening and the groups subsequent rebirth."
Forming in Australia more than 30 years ago, Gerrard and Perry have created ten critically acclaimed pioneering albums including the classic Into The Labyrinth in 1993 and the 2005 retrospective Memento. In the past six months, the band has released a series of four track EP's via their website www.deadcandance.com.
These live recordings from their 2005 tour entitled 'Live Happenings' are available for a limited time only as free digital downloads replaced every few months starting with Live Happenings-Part 1 continuing thought Part 4 to be released this spring.
DEAD CAN DANCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
August 9 /// Orpheum /// Vancouver, CA
August 10 /// Maymoor Amphitheater /// Seattle, WA
August 12 /// Greek Theater /// Berkley, CA
August 14 /// Gibson Amphitheater /// Los Angeles, CA
August 15 /// Humphreys /// San Diego, CA
August 17 /// Red Butte Garden /// Salt Lake City, UT
August 19 /// Temple Hoyle Buell Theater /// Denver, CO
August 21 /// Pritzer Pavilion at Millennium Park /// Chicago, IL
August 23 /// Sony Center for the Performing Arts /// Toronto, CA
August 24 /// Bell Centre /// Montreal, CA
August 26 /// Verizon Hall /// Philadelphia, PA
August 27 /// Filene Center/Wolftap /// Vienna, VA
August 29/30 /// Beacon Theater /// New York, NY
September 4 /// Ryman Auditorium /// Nashville, TN
September 5 /// Cobb Performing Arts /// Atlanta, GA
September 7 /// Austin City Limits- Moody Theater /// Austin, TX