/r/echoandthebunnymen

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Unofficial subreddit for the UK band Echo and the Bunnymen.

2024 Tour Dates:
  • Aug 8 - Glasgow, UK
  • Aug 9 - Glasgow, UK
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Has anyone else noticed this?

the version of pictures on my wall from crocodiles on spotify is the single version and not the album one. i checked youtube and that's not the case! i still do love the single version though, probably more than the akbum one

2 Comments
2024/06/16
17:48 UTC

10

Rancho Mirage TONIGHT!!

So excited! This is a make up show for last year’s cancelled show. Please please please make this a good show! 2 hours till showtime!

25 Comments
2024/06/15
01:01 UTC

11

The Killing Moon Phoenix 6/13/24

Great show. Voice sounded great!

7 Comments
2024/06/14
07:46 UTC

19

Ian was on fire in san diego last night

haters can be gone now

11 Comments
2024/06/11
19:00 UTC

10

2 Free Tickets for Tonight @ Greek Theater

I have two tickets for tonight's show, unfortunately I can't make it. Giving them away to the first person that contacts me. I know it's late but if you're local, there's still time to make it. I would rather they go to someone that will enjoy it.

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2024/06/09
01:06 UTC

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In defense of the San Francisco show last night

They were better at the Mountain Winery last year but I still enjoyed last night's show. I didn't care so much that I couldn't understand Ian's in between songs drunken ramblings. I actually found it funny. Yes he can't hit some highs at times like he used to but overall he was good and Will was great as always. I can't blame Ian for the intermission knowing he has a back problem. I wish they played more songs from their non-80s albums. My onky other nitpick is that I'm not a fan of audience sing alongs and there were too many last night whereas there were none I can recall last year. But overall it was a good show and the band was tight.

14 Comments
2024/06/07
19:00 UTC

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San Francisco

I went into this one thinking that it was guaranteed to at least be better than the Fox Oakland nightmare from 2 years ago. But I’m not sure that was the case. This was pretty bad.

All of the same problems as last time: not hitting the notes; barely singing some songs; terrible lighting that not only didn’t add anything but was downright hostile; weird song selection and pacing; etc.

At least this time Ian was standing and the medicine table was a little back on the stage instead of up front, next to him. But the Warfield was ridiculously hot (at least up in the balcony where I was) and it just wasn’t a good time when it came down to it. The capper was when Ian stopped Ocean Rain after the first verse and walked off the stage, followed by the rest of the band. If they left the show with that it would have ranked as one of the biggest FU’s I’ve ever experienced at a show but thankfully they came back out and pulled it off, mostly.

So I don’t know; the show was pretty bad but the songs are so good it almost didn’t matter. I appreciated the quality singing by the crowd - that was fun. But after seeing this band 5 or 6 times since 1985 I think I’m done. It’s clear to me now that these aren’t just off nights; this is what it is and it’s not getting better, only worse.

34 Comments
2024/06/07
07:16 UTC

13

Salt Lake City Show

EATB is one of my favorite bands and I figured I'd do a quick post. The band came out right on time. Will's guitar work was just as tight and amazing as ever. Mac's voice sounded great and the entire band was firing on all cylinders. I thoroughly enjoyed the show even if at times it felt rushed and on auto pilot.

A few criticisms:

I was curious to see if their intermission would detract from the show and it most definitely did. I can see needing an intermission for a 30 song set but we're talking about 18 songs, some of them very short in length. To do an intermission after only 8 songs feels unnecessary.

I went with some friends who had never seen them live. Their main complaint was the backlighting, with one of them saying "we came to SEE the band, not silhouettes. I told them that's how they've been doing it for 40 years but IMO it's a fair criticism.

I personally like when bands do different versions of their songs live for their fans. My friends who are casual fans were especially looking forward to hearing Lips Like Sugar. What they got was one verse of Lips Like Sugar that morphed into a completely different song that nobody recognized. This wasn't a surprise to me, but to them it was disappointing.

It's well-known that it's difficult to understand Mac when he speaks to the crowd, but would it kill him to at least speak loudly into the mic so people aren't straining their ears to not only understand but hear what he's saying?

I'd like to see them do a tour where they perform songs from all albums, and that includes The Fountain. They have so many great songs that get completely ignored.

Great show overall from one of my favorite bands ever.

11 Comments
2024/06/06
20:10 UTC

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Is there a gig poster for the NA 2024 tour?

For anyone that's been to a recent show: is there a gig poster being sold?

6 Comments
2024/06/03
19:51 UTC

3

In Seattle for work and thinking of going - Who wants to sell me an extra?

0 Comments
2024/06/03
14:16 UTC

13

Seattle show, is it even worth it?

I love Echo & The Bunnymen! Saw them for the first time at Cruel World last year and I had a wonderful time. I'm considering going to the Seattle show tomorrow but after reading some of the reviews here I'm having some doubts.

What do you guys think overall, is it worth it?

25 Comments
2024/06/02
23:13 UTC

27

current collection

i need more cds tbh but this is the current bunnymen collection 💪

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2024/05/31
23:35 UTC

5

Denver show tonight!

Gonna be seeing Echo in Denver tonight. Anyone else?

10 Comments
2024/05/31
17:13 UTC

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My single most favorite band for the last 40+ years.

4 Comments
2024/05/28
03:53 UTC

16

chicago show

my second concert EVER was echo and the bunnymen in chicago and god i am so glad i decided to go. it also made me realize i need to listen to them more because i didn't for a while and i forgot how awesome they were

2 Comments
2024/05/27
06:06 UTC

20

Chicago

After all the posts came to show with much trepidation. Pleased to report that Mac did well. Yes some handing vocal duties to audience but not excessive (imo) started early so I missed first 3 songs but no stool sitting that I saw - unlike Dallas last year

7 Comments
2024/05/27
04:03 UTC

2

chicago show

anyone know if ian is feeling better tonight? :(

0 Comments
2024/05/27
01:17 UTC

0

I have an extra ticket for Chicago

Couldn’t find anyone who cared enough to go with me, I’m willing to part with it for face value $70

0 Comments
2024/05/27
00:18 UTC

3

Chicago tonight

Anyone know the set list?

6 Comments
2024/05/26
23:31 UTC

3

Detroit show opener

Does anyone know the opener for the Detroit show?? They said their names but never fully introduced themselves. All I know is that they are a local band from Detroit.

4 Comments
2024/05/26
15:45 UTC

10

Detroit tonight

Vocals and band were good, just a really odd show. Vocalist did not look well and sat on a stool. They never turned on spit lights so you could only see shadows. Could not s verge band. Played very few hits. Not the most fun show.

13 Comments
2024/05/26
05:13 UTC

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The Toronto Show - Thoughts?

I don't think I have ever felt more disrespected as a fan by a performance. It was like something straight out of Spinal Tap - hilarious, heartbreaking, and uncomfortable. At times I felt like I was standing witness to some kind of mental breakdown.

The opening Jazz act was a class act. They were very good, but I don't understand the decision to open with such a wildly divergent genre.

Mac's voice was totally shot. He seemed barely able to sing, and at times sounded like a drunken karaoke participant. He excoriated stage hands, band members, and the audience (or portions of it) in profane incomprehensible rants, often in the middle of hit songs. Every time he wasn't singing, he turned his back to the audience and drank swigs of what looked like three glasses of fluid set up on a stool behind him. I head "F'ing TWAAT fecker!!!" and then cutting back to the chorus of "Lips like sugar..." as if the vibe of the song meant nothing at all. At one point he ranted for a minute, something about a pink light - but most of the time he seemed to actively avoid standing in any spotlight. Later on, I heard something about a Twat and Margaret Thatcher. It was obvious he couldn't sing the songs, and so when he gave up, he pointed to the generous audience to sing them for him. Except he seemed to take no pleasure or enjoyment in OUR enjoyment of them. He was staggering so much that I thought he wouldn't come back from the intermission, which broke the flow of the show even more.

The band was TIGHT. They sounded great, focused, but also remote from each other and the audience. Some of them looked tense (I don't blame them), like they all were about to be executed.

This show had the presence of a carnival ride operator at the end of a long hot August shift. The audience was generous and made the best of it (though I personally know people who left at intermission in disgust).

Really sad about this show, and angry. I don't think they will finish this tour. How can they?

75 Comments
2024/05/24
18:26 UTC

15

Buffalo - Great Show

Not sure if it was the extra night rest but Mac was on it tonight. Sounded great, seemed to be enjoying it and was even coherent in some of his rants! Seen them five times in the last ten years or so and this one was a real pleasure (been there and seen the rough ones).

6 Comments
2024/05/23
03:36 UTC

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I’ve got two tickets for the Seattle show, Monday, June 3rd at Showbox SoDo! 140$ for both!

2 Comments
2024/05/22
20:26 UTC

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Opening act for Boston - why?!

Who on earth picked this ?!? Im listening to the most boring soulless awful elevator music jazz trio in existence.

I thought this must be a joke but no - even if some folks here enjoy it, how is it even remotely in the same vein as what people came to see?

Wish I knew there was an opener, I could have eaten dinner :-/

6 Comments
2024/05/21
00:26 UTC

1

Boston

Two tickets for Boston tonight looking for someone to enjoy

0 Comments
2024/05/20
18:36 UTC

17

Philly

12 Comments
2024/05/20
15:26 UTC

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Who else left Philly at intermission?

I've seen my share of messy shows, but this compared favorably to seeing early 2000s Fall in terms of Mac just being incapable of performing. I honestly didn't think they would return after the intermission, but apparently they did. People were streaming out of the building when I left. Was the second half any better than the first?

41 Comments
2024/05/20
12:06 UTC

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