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- Posted on Dec 3rd 2009 12:30PM by Linda Laban
The US tour will resume next March or April, says McCulloch. He's not quite sure how it'll work, what with promoting the band's new album, 'The Fountain,' too. But in the meantime Echo and the Bunnymen are looking forward to their annual hometown gigs in Liverpool this month. "Our Christmas shows have become something of a tradition for our Liverpool fans," McCulloch says. "Our die-hard fans come along, shout and sing along. This year, our fans have seen us back on the telly and heard us on the radio again. It's like, if we're on telly, they're on telly. It's a shared triumph. We're a people's band."
The Liverpool shows, which take place at the Liverpool Academy, Dec. 17-19, cap a year of touring ups and downs. The lowlights included the cancellation of the Bunnymen's show in Dubai due to McCullough losing his voice and the cancellation of their main US tour in November due to issues with the IRS. "It was a managerial decision and that's as much as I know," says McCullough tersely. "We are our biggest fans, so we're disappointed too. I think it gives us time to set up the album properly, though. Plus people get to save their money for Christmas."