Echo and the Bunnymen play Irving Plaza

Last night Echo & The Bunnymen played the second of two sold-out nights at Irving Plaza in Manhattan. They’ve been touring the U.S. this month in support of their new album, Meteorites, released on May 26 in the U.K. and then June 3 here in the U.S., via 429 Records. There was a mix of old and new material interspersed with chatter from leader Ian McCulloch in his barely decipherable Liverpudlian accent. While “The Cutter”, “The Killing Moon” and especially “Lips Like Sugar” seemed to be crowd favorites, the newer songs also went over well, with a fair bit of dancing and arm-waving throughout. This brazen Brit bunch continue to prove they still have some viability left after all these years.

Originally posted in CMJ.