The Ministry Of Wolves – European Tour inc Lexington, London 1 April
THE MINISTRY OF WOLVES
MUSIC FROM REPUBLIK DER WÖLFE
HACKE ~ HARVEY ~ DE PICCIOTTO ~ WALLFISCH
DEBUT ALBUM OUT ON 10 MARCH 2014
LONDON, LEXINGTON – 1 APRIL 2014
EUROPEAN LIVE TOUR
WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER HERE:
Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey, Danielle de Picciotto and Paul Wallfisch have announced details of The Ministry Of Wolves European tour – their first ever – which includes a performance at The Lexington, London on 1 April.
The dates follow the release of their debut album, Music From Republik der Wölfe, out on CD and vinyl Mute on 10 March 2014.
Listen to the first track From the album, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, here:
Based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm, in particular Anne Sexton’s ‘Transformations’ (1971), the Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s reworking of the Grimm’s fairy tales, the album has been created as a soundtrack to ‘Republik der Wölfe’ a theatre production directed by Claudia Bauer. ‘Republik der Wölfe’, with live music from The Ministry Of Wolves, premieres at Theater Dortmund in Germany on 15 February 2014.
THE MINISTRY OF WOLVES TOUR DATES
11 March – DE-Dresden, Scheune – http://bit.ly/1bxFoT5
12 March – AT-Wien, Szene
13 March – DE-Tübingen, Sudhaus – http://bit.ly/1fvSUJO
14 March – CH-Le Locle, Le Lux – http://bit.ly/1bxFwBR
15 March – DE-Geislingen, Rätschenmühle
16 March – CH-Bern, Dampfzentrale
17 March – DE-Heidelberg, Halle 02 (alternativer Frühling)
18 March – CH-Zürich, Ziegel Oh Lac – http://bit.ly/1aH8nJJ
20 March – CH-St.Gallen, Grabenhalle
22 March – DE-Hamburg, Kampnagel
23 March – DE-Berlin, Lido – http://bit.ly/1ia2qVk
1 April – UK-London, The Lexington – http://bit.ly/1e4dML5
More dates to be added, full information at:
In the hands of Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten / Crime & The City Solution), Mick Harvey (co-founder of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution) and Paul Wallfisch (Botanica / musical director at the Theater Dortmund), these morality tales and warnings are as dark as you remember them from childhood, and, as can be heard here in ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ expose the characters as more human than they first seem, showing an aspect of ourselves we might prefer to ignore: “He is a monster of despair. He is all decay.”
The album is released on Mute on 10 March 2014.
Music From Republik der Wölfe Tracklisting:
The Gold Key
The Frog Prince
Rapunzel (As Isadora Duncan)
Hansel & Gretel
Snow White (Heptagon)
The Little Peasant
Little Red Riding Hood
White Snake Waltz
Mick Harvey will release a double CD of his own interpretations of the songs of Serge Gainsbourg on Mute on 7 April 2014.
Pre-order the album:
Rough Trade: http://www.roughtrade.com/albums/79731