Pere Ubu:‘Carnival of Souls’ & European Tour Continues

Pere Ubu:‘Carnival of Souls’ & European Tour Continues

‘Carnival of Souls’ is Pere Ubu’s 18th album over a forty-year career that has seen them break rules, confuse and continue to divide music critics globally. ‘Carnival of Souls’ was conceived in the midst of a gruelling tour schedule that accompanied the release of ‘Lady from Shanghai’. The band performed a live underscore for a screening of the 1962 movie that gives the new album it’s name at the 2013 East End Film Festival in London.

A ‘shock troops’ version of the band went on the road in the UK and Europe to evolve those ideas into songs, improvising entirely new sets of music around core themes each night. On the road, the frayed nerves of the group meant they would switch from a whisper to a scream at any given moment, provoking each other, egging each other on and occasionally erupting as if in violent rebuke, before moments of gentle, bittersweet reprieve – an extraordinary work resulted.

Transporting from relentless speed to weightlessness, noir riffs to drums pounding hoodoo grooves, each track offers a different experience. ‘Carnival of Souls’ is out now on Fire records. The band ‘s European tour calls at the following venues:

February
1st – Paard van Troje, Den Haag, Netherlands
3rd – l’Ubu Club, Rennes, France
4th – Centre Culturel, Dudelange, Luxembourg
5th – Salzhaus, Winterthur, Switzerland
6th – CH-Geneva, Antigel Festival
7th – Dachstock, Bern, Switzerland
8th – Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
9th – Grammatikoff, Duisburg, Germany
10th – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
11th – Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany
12th – Werk 2, Leipzig, Germany
13th – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
14th – Kino, Ebensee, Austria
15th – Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
17th – Orion Club, Rome, Italy
18th – Urban Club, Perugia, Italy
19th – Spazio 211, Turin, Italy
20th – Interzona, Verona, Italy
21st – Bronson Club, Ravenna, Italy

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