Echo and the Bunnymen have announced a 16 date UK tour celebrating their 40 career, culminating in a gig at Manchester’s Albert Hall.

The band are set to head out on tour in May 2021, opening at Sheffield’s City Hall.

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The band will celebrating the songs that have brought them twenty top 20 hits and nine top 20 albums during their 40 year career, including Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine and Ocean Rain.  They have been cited as major influences for a whole host of acts including Coldplay, The Killers and The Flaming Lips.  Echo and the Bunnymen released their latest album The Stars & the Oceans & The Moon in Autumn 2018.

Speaking about heading out on tour frontman Ian McCulloch commented, “Well then, here are the dates for our 2021 U.K. tour! I can’t wait to be out there with the band on all those stages in all those cities and towns, doing what I love most, playing our magical songs to our brilliant fans and, hopefully, making all our lives a little bit happier along the way,”

When do Echo and the Bunnymen headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall?

Echo and the Bunnymen headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 31 May 2021.  The Manchester gig is the final show in a 16 date UK tour:

7 May   –   Sheffield, City Hall
8 May   –   Birmingham, O2 Academy
10 May   –   Liverpool, Philharmonic
12 May   –   London, Roundhouse
14 May   –   Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15 May   –   Norwich, UEA
16 May   –   Nothampton, Derngate
18 May   –   Leeds, O2 Academy
19 May  –   Bristol, O2 Academy
21 May   –   Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
22 May   –   Bournemouth, O2 Academy
23 May   –   Cardiff, St David’s Hall
25 May   –   Glasgow, Barrowland
26 May   –   Gateshead, Sage
28 May   –   Nottingham, Rock City
31 May   –   Manchester, Albert Hall

When do tickets go on sale for Echo and the Bunnymen at Manchester’s Albert Hall?

Tickets for Echo and the Bunnymen’s UK tour go on sale on Friday 26 June 2020.