Posted in music | tour dates on April 11, 2014

Death in June @ The Bell House, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Greg Cristman

Influential and controversial neofolk band Death in June toured last year, including a show at The Bell House. The band are planning a return trip this year and, while the whole tour hasn't been announced, the NYC show has: The Webster Hall on May 31. The show is with the Miro Snejdr-Herr Lounge Corps and tickets are on sale now.

As to the controversy part, we wrote before their tour last year:

The band has repeatedly toyed with Nazi imagery over the years, which has led to show cancellations on a few occasions including in Chicago (this 2013 tour currently has a Chicago date scheduled). And though Douglas P has repeatedly denied any nefarious use for a Death in June logo depicting a totenkopf the fact remains that it was an insignia for the SS during the Third Reich. (For the record, Douglas P, sole original member still with DIJ, is an out homosexual.)
Despite the controversy, last year's Bell House show was kind of a non-event.

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Comments (19)

"led" is the past tense version of "lead", just FYI.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 12:53 PM

Hopefully people don't talked the entire show this time

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:11 PM

FYI, 12:53, "few" is an adjective and pronoun meaning "a small number of." As a noun, it means "the minority of people." Thanks for sharing English lessons with us. I hope we can do this again.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:17 PM

fuck this nazi faggot

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:31 PM

Where'd Boyd Rice?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:41 PM

I tell ya, Jews are always complain' about somethin...

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:43 PM

"Hopefully people don't talk the entire show this time"

I agree it ruined the bell house show...

I am a long time Death in June fan and have seen every performance they have done in New York . In the last 15 years with the internet becoming mainstream i noticed that DIJ's popularity has soared , I also have noticed that their shows have become somewhat of a rallying point for the gay community who are showing up in droves to support them with no knowledge of the bands material, resulting in half the audience conversating the entire time during the performance as well as a bit of a "meatmarket" vibe as well spontaneous make out sessions. I as well as numerous others found this very disrespectful not to mention that Douglas seemed irritated by the talking as well, I don't have anything against gay people attending the shows but i think of DIJ performances almost as religious or sacred events, you'd be better off going to a dance club or Miley Cyrus show since that type of adolescent "look at me" behavior is suitable and encouraged.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:44 PM

boooooooooooringgggggggg

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:45 PM

"I don't have anything against gay people" A paragon of tolerance you are, sir. "I think of DIJ performances as religious or sacred events" JESUS CHRIST SHUT THE FUCK UP

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:48 PM

People ruined the crucifixion by talking through it too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:48 PM

"with the internet becoming mainstream" - who are you, fucking Al Gore?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 1:54 PM

1:44- what kind of style do you wear your hair in? I'm trying to get a mental picture of you.

Posted by Feed the Children Reviews Part 2 | April 11, 2014 2:01 PM

Is he a good nazi or a bad nazi?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 2:37 PM

Call me when Nurse With Wound tour.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 2:44 PM

This guy again? He couldn't die in the same car crash as Ian Stuart?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 10:41 PM

I want to talk through the entire blowjob you give me

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2014 12:48 AM

Agreed 2:44!

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2014 3:22 PM

@2:44 you would probably just talk through the whole show

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2014 4:06 PM

i really like this song . it just clicks

Posted by antonio marinuzzo | June 2, 2014 7:00 AM

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