Dead Can Dance

Sunday, August 19, Buell Theatre, 303-830-8497.

Dead Can Dance, but the music it makes is more striking.
Autumn de Wilde
Dead Can Dance, but the music it makes is more striking.

Location Info


Temple Buell Theatre

14th and Curtis streets
Denver, CO 80204

Category: Music Venues

Region: Central Denver

A year after forming in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981, the members of Dead Can Dance moved to London, where they came into contact with the great post-punk bands of the era, such as the Sound, Comsat Angels and Death in June. The dark urgency of that music can be heard in the group's self-titled debut, from 1984. By the end of the decade, however, Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard's interest in archaic music of all cultures took over their songwriting. The result was a vibrant sound with roots in world music, but with the aesthetic of ancient minstrels drawing upon a timeless universal poetry. The band re-formed in 2011 for a string of dates that led to the recording of its new album, the soothing yet haunting Anastasis. (Stop by for a full Q&A with Brendan Perry.)

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