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Friday, June 3, 2011

Sing Along with the Common People

Do you realize Jarvis Cocker formed Pulp when he was just fifteen years old?  Back then they were called Arabicus Pulp but hell, when I was that age I still had my paper route!  Lofty career aspirations aside, it's been less than a week since the band performed their first show in almost ten years and now Pulp have expanded their 2011 reunion plans to include the reissuing of the band’s iconic first three albums. NME reports that their 1983 debut It, 1987′s Freaks, and 1992′s Separations will all be re-released in the U.K. on August 8th with new artwork and updated liner notes from rock critic Everett True. What’s more, Freaks will feature two bonus tracks, “Little Girl” and “Dogs Are Everywhere”, while Separations will contain previously unreleased cuts titled “Death Goes To Disco” and “Is This House”, plus an extended version of the album track “Countdown”.  (Unfortunately, at this time there has been nothing announced regarding North American release.)

In other Pulp news, after conquering the Primavera Sound Festival last week, Pulp will next play the UK-based Isle of Wight Festival on June 11th. They’ll then take a three-week breather before becoming fully immersed in the U.K. and European festival circuits with stops at T in the Park, Wireless Festival, and Oya Festival, among other festivals. The band will be headed down under in late July, but as of now, North American remains without a scheduled performance.  So Cross those fingers and toes now.

Full Pulp tour dates below.

2011 Tour Dates:

06/11 – Isle of Wight, UK - Isle of Wight Festival
 07/01 – Gydnia, PL  - Open’er Festival
 07/03 – London, UK  - Wireless Festival
 07/07 – Novi Sad, SP -  Exit Festival
 07/08 – Trencin, SL - Bazant Phoda
 07/10 – Kinross, UK -  T in the Park
 07/14 – Carhaix, FR -  Vieilles Charrues
 07/15 – Dour, BE  - Dour Festival
 07/17 – Ferropolis, DE -  Melt! Festival
 07/23 – Perth, AU -  On the Bright Side
 07/27 – Sydney, AU -  Hordern Pavilion
 07/29 – Melbourne, AU -  Festival Hall
 07/31 – Woodford, AU -  Splendour in the Grass
 08/10 – Budapest, HU -  Sziget Festival
 08/12 – Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
 08/13 – Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West
 08/18 – Paredes de Coura, PT - Festival Paredes de Coura
 08/20 – Athens, GR -  Terra Vibe Park
 08/27 – Reading, UK -  Reading Festival
 08/28 – Leeds, UK -  Leeds Festival
 09/04 – Stradbally, UK -  Electric Picnic


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Pulp better save up a little energy for a tour across the pond, I think. They're not fifteen, after all.

Sean Wraight said...

Ah to be 15 again... I think my 15 year old self would love Pulp. Of course Jarvis still kinda gives me the heebie jeebies but that's just the dancing. ;)

Fingers crossed they make it here Barbara and we can witness the dancing in person.