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Echo And The Bunnymen finishing up new album Get Tickets

They will tour Europe and the US in support of the LP

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Echo And The Bunnymen have almost finished their new album.

Writing on Facebook, the band revealed their new studio LP is "nearing completion", adding that a European tour in support of the record has already been booked. They wrote:
We are very excited to announce that the brand new studio album produced by Youth (The Verve, Embrace etc) is nearing completion and that a title and artwork are decided plus a full European tour already booked. US dates to follow. Ian feels it's the bands best work for a very long time.

The album is the band's first since 2009's 'The Fountain'. In 2012 frontman Ian Mcculloch released the solo album 'Pro Patria Mori', which came with 'Holy Ghosts', an album of orchestral versions of Echo And The Bunnymen songs.

The idea for the album came about after a show McCulloch played at the Union Chapel in London. Producer Youth re-recorded the tracks, including The Bunnymen's 'Lips Like Sugar', 'Rescue', 'Nothing Lasts Forever' and 'The Killing Moon'.

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