dEUS announce ‘The Ideal Crash’ 20th anniversary UK and European tour dates

dEUS have announced details of UK and European tour dates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their cult album ‘The Ideal Crash’.

Released in 1999, the million-selling Belgian alt-rockers’ third album contained the indie hits ‘Instant Street’ and ‘Sister Dew’. The band are renowned as an influence to the likes of Muse, Radiohead, Elbow and many more.

To celebrate the record, the band will be performing the album in its entirety at a run of theatre and arena shows across Europe, including stops London’s Electric Balllroom on May 8 and Dublin Academy on May 10. The tour will also feature three homecoming dates at Ancienne Belgique in their native Brussels. See the full list of shows below.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday November 16 and will be available here.

The band have also been at work on their long-awaited eighth album, their first since 2012’s acclaimed ‘Following Sea’. Last year, the band saw the departure of Mauro Pawlowski, who’d been a member of the band since 2015.

dEUS’ Tom Barman

Last year, dEUS frontman Tom Barman launched a new side-project, TaxiWars.

“Very soon I was convinced that this could be a working band,” said Barman. “We bonded very quickly, these guys are great musicians – obviously – and I like the our work ethic: we can make a record without losing two years of our lives.

“The clubs and jazz fests have been great, but we feel most at home at seriously alternative rock festivals. Places where you hardly know anyone on the roster, but where you can hear smouldering, bubbling music wherever you go.”