Post-Punk Icon Siouxsie Sioux Returns to Stage for First Time in 10 Years

Post-Punk Icon Siouxsie Sioux Returns to Stage for First Time in 10 Years

Punk and post-punk icon Siouxsie Sioux, formerly Siouxsie and the Banshees, will return to the stage in 2023 for the first time in a decade, headlining the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England.

Celebrating their first live concert since Meltdown Festival 2013, Sioux will headline the BBC Sounds Stage at the festival on July 23rd and will join fellow headliners Pulp, Paolo Nutini and George Ezra at the festival, which runs from July 20th to 23rd takes place.

Emerging in the emergence of London punk rock in the mid-1970s, Sioux formed Siouxsie and the Banshees with bassist Steve Severin in 1976, adding a number of band members who hung in and out in the early days before joining longtime drummer Budgie landed, who was also married to Sioux for many years. The late Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious played drums for the band temporarily on some of their very first shows, and Robert Smith of The Cure had a brief stint as the Banshees’ guitarist from 1982–84. (Smith and Severin also formed the short-lived post-punk outfit The Glove in 1983.)

Over the years, since the band’s debut in 1978 The Scream through The RaptureSiouxsie and The Banshees spawned more eccentric arrangements of punk psychedelia, influencing everyone from U2, Radiohead, The Smiths, PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins, and Garbage, among others.

Siouxsie and the Banshees released their 11th and final album together, The Rapturein 1995. When the Banshees disbanded in 1996, Sioux and Budgie returned to the experimental art-punk project The Creatures, which they began in 1981, and released another album, shark! before Sioux explored her own solo career in 2005.

Sioux releases her solo album, mantarayin 2007 and later recorded the song “Love Crime” for the television series Hannibal in 2015. Her first single in then eight years, the song was co-written Hannibal Composer Brian Reitzell.

“All Souls” by Siouxsie and the Banshees (2022)

“Spellbound,” the 1981 hit by Siouxsie and The Banshees, recently enjoyed a small resurgence when it starred in the fourth season of the Netflix series stranger things.

in October 2022, All soulsa compilation of the Banshees’ classic songs and rarities, curated by Sioux, was released.

Remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell and under the supervision of Sioux, the collection includes remasters of the band’s 1982 standalone single “Fireworks” along with “Spellbound” and “Peek-a-Boo” and other rare recordings including “El Dia De Los Muertos”, a B-side of the single “Last Beat Of My Heart”, “Supernatural Thing” from the 1981 single “Arabian Knights” and “Something Wicked (This Way Comes)” from the single from ” The Killing Jar”.

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