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Marc Almond performing Soft Cell on U.S. tour

Marc Almond Soft Cell

Last year, Marc Almond and David Ball reunited Soft Cell for their first show since 2004 in London, which they also said would be their last show ever, and they also released their first new song in 15 years. Now, Marc Almond is gearing up for a U.S. tour where he’ll be performing the songs of Soft Cell! That’s pretty huge, exciting news.

The tour is with Hercules & Love Affair, who probably take some influence from Soft Cell, and it’s a collaboration with the LA party Sex Cells. Here’s more:

Los Angeles’s SEX CELLS party was birthed out of Lethal Amounts art gallery, an intersection of all things underground: art, fashion and music. We are heading out on the road for SIX SEXXXY DAYZ OF PURE DEBAUCHERY with Marc Almond performing Soft Cell, Hercules and Love Affair, TR/ST, Plack Blague and many more freaks.

SEX CELLS IS THE EPICENTER LGBTQIA Community at large, synonymous with radical genre and Gender line blurring . Attracting and uniting various communities all the while offering performances from up and coming musicians, world-class techno and house DJ’s, in addition to renown cultural Icons. With a backdrop of colorful characters, artists, drag queens, Dominatrixes, Muscle men and Punk Rockers, Sex Cells bridges the gap! Sex Cells is a night that cannot be described, only experienced.

The full tour hasn’t been announced yet, but so far we know it includes Chicago’s Thalia Hall on October 29 (tickets) and NYC’s Brooklyn Bazaar on November 1 (tickets). The NYC show has additional support from Becka Diamond, Blu Anxiety, Nikki Sneakers, Katie Rex, and Matthew Pernicano. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/9) at 10 AM local.

UPDATE: The NYC show was originally at 99 Scott but it was moved to Brooklyn Bazaar. All tickets will be honored.

Stay tuned for more dates and listen to some classic Soft Cell below.

In a recent interview with BANG Showbiz, Marc Almond confirmed that the London comeback show would be Soft Cell’s final show, but he says they may make music together again “in some capacity.” “I think Dave and I have always thought that it probably is it when it comes to live shows, as a live entity,” he added. The London show was turned into a live album/film, and that’s out now.

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