80′s duo Dead Can Dance, who formed in Melbourne in 1981, have just announced that they will release their first new album in 16 years. They will also be touring the USA in support of the new release. Their music is often described as ambient, ethereal and neoclassical, mixing world music with almost operatic vocals and soft instrumental backing.
The band, consisting of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, have not released any new material since their 1996 album, Spiritchaser, though their last tour took place in 2005. They will be touring in August – September of this year, beginning on the West Coast and ultimately finishing their tour at the Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas.
The title of the new album will be Anastasis.
Dead Can Dance US Tour Dates:
(click each date for more info and ticket links)
10 August – Seattle, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater
12 August - Berkley, CA - Greek Theater
14 August - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
15August – San Diego, CA - Humphreys
17 August - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
19 August - Denver, CO - Temple Hoyle Buell Theater
21 August - Chicago, IL - Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
26 August - Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall
27 August - Vienna, VA - Filene Center/Wolftap
29 August - New York, NY - Beacon Theater
30 August - New York, NY - Beacon Theater
04 September – Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
05 September - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Performing Arts
07 September - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits- Moody Theater
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