For all those hungry ears starving for the dark side of the music, there’s great news coming soon to a town near you!
Ethereal neoclassical/world music/post-punk act Dead Can Dance will be kicking off the North American portion of its 2012-13 world tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on August 9.
The Australian band founded by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, which will be releasing its first album since 1996′s Spirit chaser at some point this spring.
Dead Can Dance (sometimes referred to as DCD) are an Australian/British ethereal neoclassical duo formed in Melbourne, Australia, in August 1981, by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London in May 1982 and disbanded in 1998. Their 1996 album Spiritchaser reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top World Music Albums Chart. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance as having an ambient style of world music that “constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty…with African poly-rhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chants, Middle Eastern mantras, and art-rock.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Saturday, March 31 at Ticketmaster. Prices range from $35 to $75 plus service charges.
Dead Can Dance North American tour dates:
08/09 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver
08/10 Marymoor Amphitheater, Seattle
08/12 Greek Theater, Berkeley,
08/14 Gibson Amphitheater, Los Angeles
08/17 Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City
08/19 Temple Hoyle Buell Theater, Denver
08/21 Pritzker Pavillion at Millenium Park, Chicago
08/23 Sony Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto
08/24 Bell Centre, Montreal
08/26 Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
08/27 Filene Center, Wolftrap, Vienna
08/29 Beacon Theater, New York
08/30 Beacon Theater, New York
09/04 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
09/05 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Atlanta
09/07 Austin City Limits, Moody Theater, Austin