The post-punk group was formed in Liverpool in 1978 and its debut album "Crocodiles" was met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 20. Over the years the band released 11 albums, and many hit singles including "The Killing Moon", "Bring on the Dancing Horses", "The Cutter", "Seven Seas" and many more.
Their original lineup consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson, supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas had joined as the band's drummer, but in 1989 he was killed in a motorcycle accident.
After the band's next album "Reverberation" came out and was considered a critical and commercial disappointment, the band decided to split in 1993.
Echo & the Bunnymen will be arriving in Israel right before their North America tour kicks off in the spring. They are scheduled to take the stage on April 26 at the Reading 3 club in Tel Aviv. Tickets will cost NIS 250 ($69).
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