Pulp to Reunite for 2011 Shows with Original Lineup [Unplugging]

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British rock band, Pulp, hasn’t played together since 1996, but that will all change next summer when the band reunites on stage with the complete original lineup. The group has announced two confirmed shows for 2011, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival and UK’s Wireless Festival. Pulp will be playing songs from their entire career, and promises even more tour dates to be announced soon.
 
Australian rocker and Models frontman James Freud, 51, was found dead this week in his Melbourne home after an apparent suicide. Best known in the US for his singles “Out of Mind, Out of Sight” and “Cold Fever,” Freud suffered from a long battle with alcoholism. After quitting and conquering the disease, he recently started drinking again. Our condolences go out to family, friends and fans.
 
Tour announcements this week include Girl Talk, Kyuss Lives and Thursday. Girl Talk, also known as Gregg Gillis, has announced an extensive 2011 US tour, making 40 stops along the way. Follow the link below for the complete list of dates. Formerly Kyuss, the band has re-grouped (without Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme) under the name Kyuss Lives and has announced a European tour. And finally, punk band Thursday is celebrating their 10th anniversary of their classic Full Collapse album with a US tour, performing the album in its entirety. Underoath will also be accompanying Thursday for the tour, which will have more dates announced in the future.
 
After their 2009 debut, White Lies has announced their sophomore album, Ritual, out January 18th, 2011 via Geffen/Ritual. Produced by Alan Moulder, the new LP is said to include plenty of dancefloor beats and raging guitars. Definitely a must have for the British indie pop-rockers in us all.
 
Pulp to Reunite for 2011 Shows with Original Lineup: British rockers Pulp will be reuniting on stage for the first time in 15 years next summer, complete with the original lineup. The group has announced two confirmed shows for 2011, Barcelona’s Primevera Sound Festival and UK’s Wireless Festival, but promise more to come.
 
James Freud Found Dead: Australian rocker and Models frontman James Freud, 51, was found dead November 5th in his Melbourne home after an apparent suicide. Best known for his singles “Out of Mind, Out of Sight” and “Cold Fever,” Freud suffered from a long and well-chronicled fight with alcoholism. 
 
Girl Talk Announces Extensive 2011 Tour: Girl Talk has announced an extensive list of upcoming 2011 US tour dates, stretching from January to March with 40 stops along the way. Follow the link of the complete list of tour dates.
 
Kyuss Reboots for Tour: Formerly Kyuss, the band has regrouped under the name Kyuss Lives and has announced a European tour. The Kyuss Lives band features original Kyuss members singer John Garcia, bassist Nick Oliveri, drummer Brant Bjork, and guitarist Bruno Fevery will be joining (no Josh Homme though).
 
Thursday Announce 10th Anniversary Full Collapse Tour: Thursday is celebrating their 10th anniversary of their classic Full Collapse album with a US tour, performing the album in its entirety. The January/February shows will also feature Underoath. More dates to be announced in the coming week.
 
White Lies Announces Sophomore Album: London’s White Lies has announced their sophomore album, Ritual, out January 18th, 2011 via Geffen/Ritual. Produced by Alan Moulder, the new LP is said to include plenty of dancefloor beats and raging guitars. Follow the link for the tracklisting.