Echo & The Bunnymen reschedule Royal & Derngate gig

Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant will now be back at the Northampton venue in February 2022.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 7:34 pm
Echo & The Bunnymen.

Influential Liverpudlian duo Echo & The Bunnymen, who were due to headline Royal & Derngate this year, have rescheduled the gig and the whole of their UK tour to 2022.

The band were due to headline the Northampton venue in May, but will now play on Wednesday, February, 23.

Echo and the Bunnymen formed in 1978 and comprise of singer Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant.

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Frontman McCulloch said: “Well then, here are the rescheduled dates for our 2022 UK tour.

“I can’t wait to be out there with the band on all those stages in all those towns and cities, doing what I love most, playing our songs to our brilliant fans and, hopefully, making all our lives a little bit happier along the way.”

The tour will celebrate the songs that have brought the group 20 Top 20 hits, including The Killing Moon, The Back of Love, Never Stop, Seven Seas and Nothing Lasts Forever, and nine Top 20 albums so far during their incredible 40-year career.

Fans are advised to keep their tickets as they will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s first four seminal albums – Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine and Ocean Rain have been a major influence for acts such as Coldplay, The Killers and The Flaming Lips, while later albums such as Evergreen, What Are You Going To Do With Your Life and Siberia demonstrate the breadth and depth of work the band have.

Their most recent album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon was released in 2018.

Echo & The Bunnymen remain revered in popular culture with Netflix series Stranger Things using their song Nocturnal Me while the equally comparable 13 Reasons Why used The Killing Moon and My Kingdom.

Original tickets remain valid and are also available from: & The Bunnymen will play the following shows next year:


Tue 01 SHEFFIELD City Hall

Wed 02 LEEDS O2 Academy

Fri 04 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy

Sat 05 CARDIFF St David's Hall

Mon 07 LONDON Roundhouse

Wed 09 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre



Mon 14 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Wed 16 MANCHESTER Albert Hall [rescheduled from 31 May 2021]

Thu 17 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat 19 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Sun 20 BRISTOL O2 Academy

Tue 22 LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Wed 23 NORTHAMPTON Derngate

Fri 25 MANCHESTER Albert Hall [rescheduled from 6 June 2021]

Sat 26 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

Mon 28 GLASGOW Barrowland

MARCH 2022

Tue 01 GLASGOW Barrowland

APRIL 2022

Wed 06 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion