Echo & The Bunnymen plan special show

The Liverpool band head for the Roundhouse

Echo And The Bunnymen have announced plans to perform a special one-off gig.

Ian McCulloch‘s band are lining up a unique performance, backed by an orchestra, at London’s Roundhouse next year.

He told BBC6 Music‘s Music Week programme: “We’ll go in the middle of the arena so everyone can see the back of your head. We’re going to do that with an orchestra and play ‘Ocean Rain’ (1984 album) from start to finish, plus other songs, but that will be the kind of centrepiece of the gig.”

The singer also said he was disappointed that his band have failed to receive an invite to next year’s European Capital Of Culture event in Liverpool.

He added: “I’m amazed that no-one’s come even to me as an individual to help with all this, ‘cos as far as culture in Liverpool goes, my band has given more culturally to the city over the past 28 years than anything else.”

McCulloch was recently cleared of assaulting two fans at a concert in Glasgow.