Echo and the Bunnymen share new version of ‘The Killing Moon’

Listen to a piano-led take on the iconic track

Echo and the Bunnymen have shared a new version of their 1984 hit single ‘The Killing Moon’. The updated version is taken from their first album in four years, ‘The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon.’

The album, which is out October 5, will feature a mix of both new material and “Bunnymen classics transformed… with strings and things attached.”

They shared a new version of their 1984 track ‘Seven Seas’ earlier this year. You can listen to the piano-led version of ‘The Killing Moon’ below.

To celebrate the album’s release, the band will be heading out on tour next month. See their full itinerary below and grab tickets here.

October
12 – DUBLIN Olympia
14 – WARRINGTON Parr Hall
15 – CARDIFF St Davids Hall
16 – READING Hexagon
18 – LONDON Palladium
20 – NORTHAMPTON Derngate
21 – WARWICK Arts Centre
22 – YORK Barbican

Earlier this year, they angered fans after trying to reschedule a gig so they could watch the Champions League final.

In a statement, the Liverpudlians announced the date would be rescheduled because they had decided they “couldn’t play a show during the Champions League final”. “We asked UEFA to change the date of the match but they denied our request,” it read. “We would always want to give 100% when we play but in this instance our heads wouldn’t have been in the right place. We sincerely hope you understand.”

After fans expressed their outrage, the band quickly changed their plans, releasing another statement. “Our Birmingham Symphony Hall show will now still go ahead on the original scheduled date of Saturday 26th May,” it read. “We’ve decided to reverse our decision to change the show fate following our fans reaction to last night’s social media announcement.

“Mac and Will are deeply upset about the situation and are really sorry for any unnecessary disappointment caused.”