Echo & The Bunnymen had to cancel a run of gigs because of illness in the ranks – but fear not – the band have just announced the rescheduled dates.

Ian McCulloch, has this message for their fans:

‘Hello it’s Mac here, just wanted to thank everyone who has bought tickets to our shows personally and let them know how gutted I am at having to reschedule the dates, especially as I know how it will inconvenience you loyal and brilliant fans. The medical people have advised me to rest my voice properly for a few weeks and all will be fine. Roll on June…We Go Again!!! Thank you, Mac’

The new dates are as follows:



Sat 7                 Manchester Ritz

Sun 8              London Shepherds Bush Empire

Tues 10               Bristol Academy


Weds 11        Edinburgh Queens Hall


Thurs 3               Wolves Wulfrun Hall

Original tickets remain valid. The band’s hometown date in Liverpool will be rescheduled soon.


Meteorites, the new album, is released 26th May on 429 Records/Caroline. Containing current single Lovers On The Run, Meteorites contains ten new songs written by McCulloch and performed with fellow original band-member Will Sergeant on guitar. The album was recorded in London and Liverpool and produced by Youth. Their twelfth studio album and their first in five years, Meteorites sounds like an exhilarating renaissance, an intricately crafted work with a poetic brilliance and emotional grandeur that places it on a par with the Bunnymen’s greatest records from the ‘80s and ‘90s.