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Rendered infamous by his delicately ominous vocals, gut-wrenching lyricism and wildly echoing tones, new-wave favourite Ian McCulloch is set to play Durham’s Gala Theatre on Saturday 20th February, without the aid of his fellow Bunnymen.

A pioneer in the realms of intricate post-punk, the frontman boasts that oh-so-rare quality of a decade-spanning career as he continues to produce material, both alone and collaboratively. Where the unadulterated emotion of his unmistakeable vocal talent, in many ways, renders his sound a little less brash than his angst-ridden counterparts, he has never failed to communicate that familiar surge of vivid, youthful gloom, such as can be found splattered across his band’s seminal record, Ocean Rain.

In this latest live exploit, McCulloch intends to take a varied scope of his repertoire to live stages. Fans and intrigued newcomers alike are sure to be roused by promise of this darkly varied showcase: those in attendance can expect to hear renditions from the likes of his solo triumph Candleland, hopefully intertwined with a sprinkling of contemporary classics and a dash of Bunnymen hits.

Ian McCulloch plays Gala Theatre, Durham on Saturday 20th February.

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