Dead Can Dance Strike Joint Venture Deal With [PIAS]

  • Band to release ‘Anastasis’, first album in 16 years

26th June 2012 – [PIAS] Recordings have entered into a joint venture deal  with critically acclaimed Dead Can Dance, to release their first studio album in over 16 years.

The agreement will see the partners jointly release ‘Anastasis’, the band’s 10th studio album, across the world.  This includes the USA, where it will be released via [PIAS] Recordings’ L.A. Office.

The album, the band’s first since 1996’s ‘Spiritchaser’ (released on 4AD) will be released on 13 August on CD, double LP and download, with a limited edition package to be sold exclusively via the band’s website.

Dead Can Dance will support the album with their first live shows since their sold out 2005 tour.   A worldwide tour this summer will cover four continents over an eight month period.  Much of the tour is already sold out, including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall on 26th October, which sold-out within 48 hours of ticket release. Full dates are listed below.

The band are managed by Richard Jones of Key Music Management, who also handles the Pixies and No Ceremony.

Said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of [PIAS] UK: “As their sold out world tour testifies, Dead Can Dance are a genuinely global act and [PIAS], as a genuinely global company, are delighted to be working with this influential band on their new album. We have had fantastic reactions from all around the world and it’s with real delight that people look forward to the first album in 16 years from this legendary act.”

Commented Richard Jones: “Dead Can Dance and Key Music Management are delighted to be working together with [PIAS] for the worldwide release of ‘Anastasis’ the band’s first studio album for 16 years.”


About [PIAS]

[PIAS] is Europe’s leader in the provision of specialist services for the licensing, distribution, sales and marketing of music, film and comedy on an international basis. [PIAS] is dedicated to providing repertoire creators and owners with specialist, premium level services that enable them to develop and maximise the value associated with their artists, products and brands.

Originally founded in 1982 and headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, [PIAS] supplies a range of highly professional services for leading repertoire owners across both physical and digital routes to market. The group has significant operations in the UK, France, Germany/Switzerland/Austria (GSA), Benelux, Scandinavia, Belgium, Ireland and Spain. In addition [PIAS] has interests in USA and Australia plus an extensive international network of partners that enables it to offer its services on a truly global basis.

[PIAS] also owns premium repertoire and rights through its [PIAS] Recordings stable of labels that includes Different and Play It Again Sam imprints. Additional interests include [PIAS] Comedy and the Strictly Confidential publishing operations and joint venture film company Twin Pics.



Aug 9               Canada                       Vancouver                  Orpheum

Aug 10             USA                            Seattle                         Marymoor Amphitheater

Aug 12             USA                            Berkeley                      Greek Theater

Aug 14             USA                            Los Angeles                Gibson Amphitheater

Aug 15             USA                            San Diego                   Humphreys

Aug 17             USA                            Salt Lake City             Red Butte Garden

Aug 19             USA                            Denver                                    Temple Hoyle Buell Theater

Aug 21             USA                            Chicago                       Millennium Park

Aug 23             Canada                       Toronto                        Sony Center

Aug 24             Canada                       Montreal                      Bell Center

Aug 26             USA                            Philadelphia                 Verizon Hall

Aug 27             USA                            Vienna VA                   Wolftrap

Aug 29             USA                            New York                    Beacon Theater

Aug 30             USA                            New York                    Beacon Theater

Sep 1               USA                            Norfolk, NC                 Performing Arts Center

Sep 4               USA                            Nashville                     Ryman Auditorium

Sep 5               USA                            Atlanta                         Cobb Performing Arts

Sep 7               USA                            Austin                          Moody Theater ACL




Sep 16             Lebanon                      Beirut                           Zouk Amphitheatre

Sep 19             Turkey                         Istanbul                        HCTAT

Sep 21             Greece                        Thessaloniki                Earth Theatre

Sep 23             Greece                        Athens                         Lycabetus Theatre

Sep 25             Holland                        Utrecht                                    MCV

Sep 27             France                         Paris                            Grand Rex

Sep 29             Belgium                       Brussels                      Cirque Royal

Oct 1               Germany                     Frankfurt                     Alte Oper

Oct 3               Germany                     Berlin                           Tempodrom

Oct 5               Germany                     Hamburg                     CCH

Oct 7               Germany                     Munich                                    Philharmonie

Oct 8               Germany                     Cologne                       Philharmonie

Oct 10             Czech Rep.                 Prague                                    KCP

Oct 12             Russia                         St. Petersburg             Ice Palace

Oct 13             Russia                         Moscow                      Crocus City Hall

Oct 15             Poland                         Warsaw                       Sala Kongresowa

Oct 17             Hungary                      Budapest                     Papp Laszlo Arena

Oct 19             Italy                             Milan                           Teatro Degli Arcimboldi

Oct 20             Switzerland                 Geneva                       Batiment Des Forces Motrices

Oct 22             Spain                           Barcelona                    Auditori

Oct 24             Portugal                       Porto                           Casa Da Musica

Oct 26             England                       London                        Royal Albert Hall

Oct 28             Ireland                         Dublin                          Grand Canal Theatre

South America, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia dates to follow.

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