The cult Anglo-Dutch experimental rock act The Legendary Pink Dots will tour Europe in
February 2020 to promote their current studio album ‘Angel In The Detail’, which was released in the late summer of 2019 via Metropolis Records.
Coming off the back of an extensive US trek in the autumn, the tour also marks the band’s
40th anniversary since forming in 1980 and it concludes with a London show on 29th February.
The full itinerary is as follows:
07.02.20  GOTHENBURG (SE) Musikens Hus
08.02.20  COPENHAGEN (DK) Alice
09.02.20  MALMO (SE) Inkonst
11.02.20  HAMBURG (DE) Markthalle Club
12.02.20  BERLIN (DE) Quasimodo
13.02.20  GDANSK (PL) Drizzly Grizzly
14.02.20  POZNAN (PL) U Bazyla
15.02.20  PRAGUE (CZ) Cafe V Lese
16.02.20  VIENNA (A) Replugged
17.02.20  BUDAPEST (H) Robot
18.02.20  MUNCHEN (DE) Backstage
19.02.20  LJUBLJANA (SLO) KUD Channel Zero
20.02.20  BOLOGNA (IT) Freakout
21.02.20  MILANO (IT) Ligera
22.02.20  LUZERN (CH) Sedel
23.02.20  FRANKFURT (DE) Nachtleben
24.02.20  PARIS (F) Le Petit Bain
26.02.20  KOLN (DE) Helios
27.02.20  AMSTERDAM (NL) OCCII
28.02.20  NAMUR (BE) Belvedere
29.02.20  LONDON (UK) Moth Club
LPD’s co-founder and frontman Edward Ka-Spel states: “We’re cramming this anniversary with a lot of special, often handmade releases. Next up is a DVD-A edition of ’40 Angels – The Archive’, with just 89 being individually made that contain all 4.5 hours of the epic archive which appeared on our Bandcamp page last autumn.”
The majority of the band’s extensive back catalogue plus Ka-Spel’s solo work and recordings with the likes of Steve Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), Amanda Palmer and The Tear Garden, along with solo music by fellow co-founder and keyboard player Phil Knight (aka The Silverman) can be purchased digitally via Bandcamp : legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com
Released via Metropolis Records, ‘Angel In The Detail’ is the current LPD’s album and is an
enthralling, captivating release on which Ka-Spel’s distinctive vocals and lyrical imagery float over textural ambience, hypnotic guitar, synth washes and spellbinding bass pulses to create a sound that has often been described as ‘industrial Pink Floyd’. But, although there have always been echoes of Syd Barrett-era Floyd in their sound, it is early David Bowie, The Residents, Can, Faust and musique concrete composers such as Pierre Henry who were undoubtedly bigger influences on the fledgling LPD’s. Indeed, the lengthy fever dream-like sonic expeditions that litter the band’s catalogue have often received the greatest praise, and existing fans won’t hesitate to add the glorious 11 minute album closing ‘Red Flag’ to their ‘best of Dots’ lists.
ANGEL IN THE DETAIL
TRACKLISTING
1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT
2 DOUBLE DOUBLE
3 JUNKYARD
4 ITCHYCOO SHARK / ISLE OF SIGHS
5 NEON CALCULATORS
6 MY LAND / PARALLELS
7 MAID TO MEASURE
8 MANTIS
9 THE PHOTOGRAPHER
10 RED FLAG
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