Death in June plan North American tour, announce NYC show
Death in June @ The Bell House, 2013 (more by 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.