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- Posted on Oct 6th 2009 11:00AM by Linda Laban
Of course, the shows at New York's Mercury Lounge and Boston's Great Scott (Oct. 17 and 18, respectively) sold out immediately, leaving many fans disappointed. But, singer Ian McCulloch tells Spinner, it couldn't be helped, as scheduling got a little screwy and these two shows were slotted in after the 'Ocean Rain' theater shows were booked. "With the 'Ocean Rain' shows happening the week that the new album is released, it just seemed wrong not to play some shows for it. We had to announce its arrival in some way," McCulloch says. "How could we go over and perform 'Ocean Rain' and not acknowledge the new songs?"
The Bunnymen's full US tour begins Nov. 15 in Atlanta, though that will be in larger venues. McCulloch is clearly eager to get his teeth into the new record, declaring 'The Fountain' to be one of his favorites.
"I won't say that it's the best album ever made, but it's one of the best we've made," he says. "With this one I feel the words and I really feel like I've got something to say." Would we expect anything less?