A new album dropping in September followed by a tour launching in October means Southern California’s power popsters are back.
Consisting of original members Susanna Hoffs and Peterson sisters Debbi and Vicki, The Bangles’ first album of new material in nearly eight years, Sweetheart Of The Sun, is set for a Sept. 27 release on Model Music Group. Recorded at the home recording studio belonging to longtime Hoffs collaborator Matthew Sweet, the first single from the album is “I’ll Never Be Through With You.”
The Bangles take to the road Oct. 1 in Philadelphia at Theatre Of Living Arts. Other stops include New York City’s Highline Ballroom Oct. 3; Boston’s Wilbur Theatre Oct. 4; Washington, D.C., at the 9:30 Club Oct. 6; St. Louis at The Pageant Oct. 8; Indianapolis’ Egyptian Room Oct. 9 (don’t forget how to walk); Chicago at House Of Blues Oct. 10; and Minneapolis at the Fine Line Music Café Oct. 11.
Several shows are already on sale. Pre-sales for Indianapolis begin tomorrow and the general onsale launches Friday. Check out TheBangles.com for more info.