Great musicians, singers and composers Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry will be releasing a new
Studio Album to accompany the World Tour, their first since ‘Spiritchaser’ in 1996. Czech fans will surely enjoy the same experience as millions of other devoted fans – Lisa Gerrard´s etheral, magical voice or Brendan Perry´s bass barytone, weaving through acoustic scenes at outlines between electronic and life music, using exotic instruments from across the times and continents.
‘World Tour’ will visit 22 Cities throughout Europe beginning 19th September 2012 at the HCTAT in Istanbul, Turkey.These will be the first live shows since their hugely successful sold out tour in 2005, and Dead can Dance will visit 4 continents over an 8 month period in 2012 and 2013.
"Myself and Lisa are genuinely excited to be working together again in the studio. Writing began for the new album in the Autumn of 2011 and the final recording sessions will take place at Quivvy Studios in Ireland in the early part of this year.
It will be a spring album to coincide with both natures reawakening and the groups subsequent rebirth.
Our tour plans are also well under way and we have assembled a fine group of performers for the live concerts who have kindly put their own careers on hold in order to perform the music from our new album as well as some new arrangements from the archives"
- Brendan Perry
Dead Can Dance formed in Melbourne, Australia, in August 1981 with Paul Erikson on bass guitar, Lisa Gerrard on vocals, Simon Monroe on drums and Brendan Perry on vocals and guitar. Gerrard and Perry were also a domestic couple and they left Monroe in Australia when they moved to London in May 1982, where they signed with alternative rock label 4AD Records.
The group's debut album, Dead Can Dance, which appeared in February 1984, was produced by the band. Their second album, Spleen and Ideal, appeared in November 1985 and reached No. 2 on the UK indie charts.
Other albums followed in two years intervals – Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (1986), The Serpent´s Egg (1988) and Aion (1990). In 1993, Dead Can Dance music appeared on Baraka soundtrack. Their sixth studio album, Into the Labyrinth, was issued in September 1993 and sold 500,000 copies worldwide. They followed with a world tour in 1994 and recorded a live performance in California which was released as Toward the Within album. That time, Gerrard released her debut solo recording, The Mirror Pool, and recombined with Perry for the Dead Can Dance studio album, Spiritchaser, in 1996- The album also charted on Billboard 200 and reached No. 1 on the Top World Music Albums Chart. In 1998, Dead Can Dance planned a follow-up to Spiritchaser, but the band separated before it was realised. Perry released Eye of the Hunter in October 1999. Dead Can Dance reunited in 2005 and released limited-edition recordings of 13 shows from its European tour, and 8 recordings from the subsequent North American tour, as well as a compilation titled Selections from Europe 2005.
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