ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN legend Ian McCulloch is set to take to the Citadel stage next week, as part of a string of UK dates.

McCulloch rose to fame in the late-70s as frontman of the critically acclaimed, post-punk group Echo and the Bunnymen. The band’s popularity continued throughout the 80s as they dominated the post-punk subculture which emerged in the UK.

Although the band’s debut album was released in 1980, it was the third record Porcupine which gave them their highest mainstream success, peaking at #2 in the album charts.

Despite the Liverpudlian band’s commercial success and heroic status in the post-punk movement, they disbanded in 1988 when McCulloch left group to pursue his solo career.

To date, the frontman has released three, well-received solo albums, including 2003’s Slideling. The record was McCulloch’s first solo album in over ten years and featured Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay.

Throughout his 30 year career, McCulloch has worked on numerous projects with a variety of people in the industry.

During the early-90s, he teamed up with former-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to record several tracks.

Though the recordings were never released, the collaboration led to McCulloch rekindling his relationship with former bandmate, Will Sergeant.

The duo recorded a new album with new band Electrafixion, before reforming Echo and the Bunnymen in 1996.

Playing a mix of solo tracks and Bunnymen covers, McCulloch’s Citadel show will be an unmissable night.

Ian McCulloch plays the Citadel on Saturday, February 23 and tickets are priced at £18.50. To get your tickets, visit or alternatively, call the Citadel box office on 01744 735436.