Alternative and Indie
Echo and the Bunnymen
22 Upcoming Events
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- May 07 2021May072021Find ticketsFri 18:30Sheffield City Hall Oval Hall - SheffieldEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 08 2021May082021Find ticketsSat 19:00O2 Academy Birmingham - BirminghamEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 10 2021May102021Find ticketsMon 19:00Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - LiverpoolEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 12 2021May122021Find ticketsWed 19:00Roundhouse - LondonEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 14 2021May142021Find ticketsFri 19:00Cambridge Corn Exchange - CambridgeEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 15 2021May152021Find ticketsSat 18:30Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA - NorwichEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 16 2021May162021Find ticketsSun 19:00Royal and Derngate - NorthamptonEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 18 2021May182021Find ticketsTue 19:00O2 Academy Leeds - LeedsEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 19 2021May192021Find ticketsWed 19:00O2 Academy Bristol - BristolEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 21 2021May212021Find ticketsFri 19:00De La Warr Pavilion - Bexhill on SeaEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 22 2021May222021Find ticketsSat 19:00O2 Academy Bournemouth - BournemouthEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 23 2021May232021Find ticketsSun 19:00St David's Hall - CardiffEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 25 2021May252021Find ticketsTue 19:00Barrowland - GlasgowEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 26 2021May262021Find ticketsWed 19:00Sage Gateshead - GatesheadEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 28 2021May282021Find ticketsFri 18:30Rock City - NottinghamEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 31 2021May312021Find ticketsMon 19:00Albert Hall - ManchesterEcho and the Bunnymen
- Jun 02 2021Jun022021Find ticketsWed 19:00Barrowland - GlasgowEcho and the Bunnymen
- Jun 04 2021Jun042021Find ticketsFri 19:00O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - LondonEcho and the Bunnymen
- Jun 06 2021Jun062021Find ticketsSun 19:00Albert Hall - ManchesterEcho and the Bunnymen
- May 29 2021May292021Find ticketsUntil May 30 2021West Park, Wolverhampton - WolverhamptonCreation Day Festival - Weekend
Celebrating 40 Years of Magical Songs
Atmospheric post-punkers Echo & The Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in the late '70s out of the ashes of The Crucial Three. When founding member Julian Cope left to form Teardrop Explodes, vocalist Ian McCulloch joined up with guitarist Will Sergeant and a drum machine called Echo, resulting in the group’s very first demos. In 1978, they made their official first live appearance as Echo & The Bunnymen at Eric’s in Liverpool with Les Pattinson joining on bass.
The band’s first single Pictures On My Wall/Read It In Books arrived in 1979, after which the drum machine was replaced by Pete de Freitas. Their debut album Crocodiles landed in 1980, followed a year later by the well-reviewed Heaven Up Here. With their third album Porcupine in 1983, the band not only reached No.2 in the UK album charts but also scored their first top ten single with The Cutter.
Early 1984 saw the release of the band’s seminal single (and second top ten hit) The Killing Moon, followed by their critically acclaimed fourth album Ocean Rain. A self-titled album followed suit in 1987, peaking at No.4 in the UK and also becoming their highest charting album in the US.
A turbulent period followed for the band. McCulloch left in 1988 to pursue a solo career, while the band released one album, Reverberation, without him. In 1989, Pete de Freitas was tragically killed in a motorbike crash. McCulloch and Sergeant came back together to form the band Electrafixion in 1995, but in 1997 they reunited with Pattinson once more as Echo & The Bunnymen. Two more albums followed in 1997 and 1999.
The new millennium brought with it a ninth studio album, Flowers, in 2001 and a live album in 2002. Their tenth album Siberia arrived in 2005 and was widely heralded as the band’s best since the '80s. A second live album, Me, I’m All Smiles, recorded at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the ensuing tour, was released in 2006. In 2008, they celebrated their 30th anniversary with a new album The Fountain and a show at Radio City Music Hall.
The band continued in earnest through the '10s, embarking on a UK tour in 2013 with James and releasing their 12th album Meteorites in 2015. This was followed by an album of re-recorded classics and two new songs in 2018. Echo & The Bunnymen’s enduring relevance was writ large when hit Netflix series Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why featured their songs Nocturnal Me and The Killing Moon, respectively.
In 2020, Echo & The Bunnymen announced a 2021 UK tour, celebrating the four decades since their debut album. The tour will see the band play 16 dates around the UK, beginning in Sheffield on 7 May 2021 and wrapping up at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 31 May.
The band will play 16 dates in the following cities:
Echo & The Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978.
The band's best-known songs include:
• The Killing Moon
• Nocturnal Me
• The Cutter
• Lips Like Sugar
• Bring On The Dancing Horses
• Nothing Lasts Forever
The members of the band are Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant.
The band's latest album is 2018's The Stars, The Ocean And The Moon.