Following the release of Made of Rain last year, their first new album since 1991, post-punk veterans The Psychedelic Furs return in advance of embarking on their long-delayed US tour in a few weeks (see dates below) with a new stand-alone single called “Evergreen.”

The release of the dark and melancholic new song is wrapped in mystery, but follows the news that the band’s guitarist John Ashton is currently battling stage 4 prostate cancer. Gail Ann Dorsey, known for her long tenure playing bass in David Bowie’s band, has created a GoFund Me page after Ashton’s wife Catherine Dewson reached out for help.

“I humbly ask you to please help my friend John Ashton and his family get through this harrowing and uncertain chapter of their lives if you are able. Your donation is the way to show your love…” Says Dorsey, “Love this way… Please spread the word.”

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Perhaps by coincidence, The Bowie-esque elements that have permeated The Furs work the past four decades have never been stronger with this latest release, which sounds like the icy new wave meets baroque-industrial of the Starman’s mid-90s output 1. Outside, and Earthling, underscored by frontman Richard Butler’s powerful vocal delivery on the song.

Listen to “Evergreen” below” via Bandcamp, and find the song on your streaming platform of choice here.

TOUR DATES:

9/15 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
9/16 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
9/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
9/19 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
9/27 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
9/28 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
9/29 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3
10/01 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
10/02 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
10/03 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
10/05 – Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Junction
10/15 – Scottsdale, AZ – Showroom at Talking Stick Resort
10/16 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/17 – Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center
10/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/20 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/21 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin
10/23 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
10/27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
10/29 – Clearwater, FL – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
10/30 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live Orlando
10/31 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
11/02 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
11/03 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/05 – York, PA – Appell Center for the Performing Arts – Strand Theatre
11/07 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
11/09 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
11/10 – Phoenixville, PA – Colonial Theatre
11/12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/13 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
11/14 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot
11/16 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
11/17 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
11/19 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
11/20 – Albany, NY – Empire Live

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