Echo and the Bunnymen: dark-rock overlords still going strong
Liverpudlian post punk band Echo and the Bunnymen gained fame and acclaim across Europe in the 1980s with their ground breaking psychedelic sound. By mingling the frantic energy of punk rock with loquacious lyrics and hazy guitar textures, the garrulous group garnered a colossal fan base and soared into the UK top 10 with classic albums Porcupine in 1983 and 1984's Ocean Rain.
Cited by modern English bands such as Suede and Arctic Monkeys as a profound source of inspiration, Echo and the Bunnymen's back catalogue of hits continues to retain widespread appeal. So make sure you buy Echo and the Bunnymen tickets now at StubHub to see the legendary band live in the UK.
Echo and the Bunnymen: new album and tour in 2018
Led by supremely confident frontman Ian McCulloch, much-lauded group Echo and the Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978, taking part of their name from a drum machine named Echo. They soon replaced the trademark apparatus with real life drummer Pete De Freitas and soared into the UK charts with their debut album Crocodiles in 1980. Crammed full of expertly written songs, grandiose wailing and droning bagpipes, their darker second album Heaven Up There garnered an even bigger audience and paved the way for their defining opus Porcupine, which hit number two in the UK charts in 1983.
Singles such as "The Cutter" and "The Back of Love" cemented their status as one of the greatest UK groups, and after several line-up changes the band are still going strong in 2018. The punk poet collective always offer substance in their song craft to match their hard-rocking appeal, from their riotous early works right up to the quieter more reflective hits from their later albums. Buy Echo and the Bunnymen tickets now at StubHub and witness their decade defining hits live in the UK.
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After purchasing Echo and the Bunnymen tickets at StubHub UK, why not check out some more great acts in 2018? Soft Cell have announced that they'll play one final gig before retiring later this year, while Morrissey always put on a great show.
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