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Dead Can Dance have announced details of the release of a new single, Opium, through [PIAS] Recordings on 29th October 2012.

The single is taken from their recently released album, Anastasis, which came out in August. The album was their first since 1996’s Spiritchaser.

The band also recently announced an extensive European tour, including a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, tickets for which sold-out within 48 hours of going onsale.

The full list of European dates are as follows:

16th Beirut Zouk
19th Istanbul HCTAT
21st Thessaloniki Earth Theatre
23rd Athens Lycabetus
25th Utrecht MCV
27th Paris Grand Rex
29th Brussels Cirque Royal

1st Frankfurt Alte Oper
3rd Berlin Tempodrom
5th Hamburg CCH
7th Munich Philharmonie
8th Cologne Philharmonie
10th Prague KCP
12th St. Petersburg Ice Palace
13th Moscow Crocus City Hall
15th Warsaw Sala Kongresowa
17th Budapest Papp Laszlo Arena
19th Milan Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
20th Geneva Batiment Des Forces Motrices
22nd Barcelona Auditori
24th Porto Casa Da Musica
26th London Royal Albert Hall
28th Dublin Grand Canal Theatre

Signed by 4AD and releasing their first album in 1984, the duo drew rapturous reviews for albums that spanned neo-classical and folk across time and geography, each album selling to a progressively larger audience, the emotional drama of their coming to the attention of the San Francisco ballet, Hermes Perfume and a documentary on Hitler and Stalin; likewise motion pictures such as Heat, The Crossing Guard and Baraka. Gerrard developed her own solo film soundtracks - The Gladiator and The Insider, for example – while Perry worked on solo albums such as 1999’s ‘Eye Of the Hunter’ and 2008’s ‘Ark’.

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