Liverpool post-punk legends Echo & The Bunnymen have announced North American tour dates in support of their song transforming album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, which is set for release on October 5th.

The record promises classics Bunnymen tracks that will be transformed and reinterpreted with co producer Andy Wright into something “with strings and things attached”.

“I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it,” said singer Ian McCulloch when the album was announced late last year.

As we mentioned then, this is not too unusual given the Bunnymen’s liberal use of strings on classics such as The CutterSilver, and their the band’s use of a live string section during concerts of recent years.

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon contains 15 tracks in total are “transformations” of songs like “Zimbo (All My Colours)”, “Bring On The Dancing Horses,” “Lips Like Sugar,” “The Cutter,” and the album closer “The Killing Moon.”

The North American tour in support of the album starts at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto on November 17th, and ends at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian in Los Angeles on December 4th.

See full dates below.

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Echo & The Bunnymen: 2018 Live Dates
November 17 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

November 20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

November 21 – NYC – Town Hall

November 23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

November 24 – Chicago, IL – The Vic

November 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union

November 29 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

November 30 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

December 3 – San Francisco – The Masonic

December 4 – Los Angeles – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian

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