I remember seeing them perform a semi-secret show in the basement of a Soho night spot as guests of NYC stalwart rocker Jessie Malin. The stirring, gritty and cathartic Australia-UK-Berlin-based post punk supergroup of sorts, Crime and the City Solution, will be playing their first live shows in over 20 years to coincide with the release of An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991, out on September 25th, 2012 via Mute. The album will of course include the band’s great track, ‘The Adversary’, from the film Until The End Of The World (Wim Wenders, 1991).
Their latest lineup, still led by the astonishing vocalist Simon Bonney, will include Berlin-era members Bronwyn Adams (violin) and Alexander Hacke (guitar), and will be joined by renowned visual artist Danielle de Picciotto, Jim White (drums, The Dirty Three), David Eugene Edwards (guitar, 16 Horsepower / Wovenhand), Troy Gregory (bass, The Dirtbombs / Swans / Spiritualised) and Matthew Smith (keyboards).
The band will also release American Twilight, a new studio album, (and the first since 1990’s Paradise Discotheque), which will be coming out in early 2013.
US TOUR DATES:
October 18th–Denver-The Oriental – http://holdmyticket.com/event/119645
October 19th–Detroit-Majestic Theater – http://www.majesticdetroit.com/
October 21st–Chicago – Lincoln Hall – http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-21-2012+Crime+and+the+City+Solution
October 22nd–Brooklyn -Music Hall of Williamsburg – http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/
October 23rd–Los Angeles – The Fonda – http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090048F5A4EC312A
October 24th–San Francisco – Slim’s – www.slimstickets.com
Tickets are onsale TODAY– http://crimeandthecitysolution.com/tour.php
AN INTRODUCTION TO… CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION / A HISTORY OF CRIME BERLIN 1987 – 1991 Tracklisting:
All Must Be Love
On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)
Home Is Far From Here
The Bride Ship
I Have The Gun
The Dolphins & The Sharks
The Sun Before The Darkness
The Last Dictator Part 1
The Last Dictator Part 2
The Last Dictator Part 3
The Last Dictator Part 4
Pre-order A History Of Crime – Berlin – 1987-1991