Adding to the anticipation of their 12th album, Echo and the Bunnymen have unveiled two new tracks; “Lovers on the Run” and “Holy Moses”. The Album, Meteorites is set to debut on April 28 in the U.K and June 3 in the US.
Ian McCollouch describes this album as, “ [dealing with] the struggle, and actually admitting, against depression, choices I’ve made, lifestyle thing,” He continued, “It’s a tough one to undo – or even to face, never mind attempt to put right”.
From the tracklist it is clear that the album deals with religious undertones. When interviewed about the religious messages behind the music, McCollouch responded, “Even God needs His garden weeded”.
He went more into specifics by explaining the role of religion in “Holy Moses”. He said, “In this song, I suppose Moses is the designated gardener, and he doesn’t know where God’s gone to, so he doesn’t know what he’s supposed to weed or tend to… If Moses can’t find God, then how can I? Are we praying to someone who just isn’t there? I want to believe that He is, in some form or another.”
The tracklist for Meteorites can be found below as well as the Echo and the Bunnymen tour dates for Europe and the U.K in May and the US in August. Tour dates are as follows:
2nd – Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms
10th – Oxford O2 Academy
11th – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
13th – Newcastle Tyne Theatre
14th – Manchester Ritz
16th – Edinburgh Queens Hall
17th – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
18th – Bristol O2 Academy
20th – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
1 – Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles, Calif.
2 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, Calif.
4 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Ore.
5 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, B.C.
6 – Showbox at the Market, Seattle, Wash
9 – First Ave, Minneapolis, Minn.
10 – Metro, Chicago, Ill.
14 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, Mich.
12 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ont.
14- Paradise Rock Cliub, Boston, Mass.
16-17 – Irving Plaza, New York, N.Y.
18 – The Fillmore, Silver Spring, Md.
19 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Penn.
01. Lovers On The Run
02. Is This A Breakdown
03. Holy Moses
07. I Loved The Devil
09. Market Town
10. New Horizons