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Tickets now on sale...For Ian McCulloch and Ian Broudie

Epstein Theatre opens next week with big yet intimate crowd puller

Published on May 4th 2012.

Tickets now on sale...For Ian McCulloch and Ian Broudie

IAN McCulloch is to open the former Neptune Theatre with two acoustic shows next week.

The Echo and the Bunnymen frontman will joined on stage by Ian Broudie who also produced the Bunnymen's big hit albums, to perform a selection of new material and old favourites.

The Epstein Theatre, taken over by Dave Pichiling's Liverpool Sound City, will open its doors to the public next Thursday (May 10). 

The shows lead up to the release of McCulloch’s fourth solo album, Pro Patria Mori, and he will be showcasing songs from it along with classic Bunnymen numbers. 

Ian BroudieIan BroudieThe newly refurbished 350 seat Epstein Theatre, on Hanover Street, has undergone a £1m refurbishment and will officially launch with a VIP party on May 9. Sound City says it plans to use the building to showcase cutting edge art and pop culture events ranging from drama productions to art exhibitions, and also aim to ensure the Epstein can be utilised by community groups from across the city. 

Ian McCulloch said “It’s an honour to be asked to open the venue named after Brian Epstein. The new album is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done.” 

Dave Pichiling Liverpool Sound City CEO said “Throughout his illustrious career both as a solo artist and with Echo and the Bunnymen, Ian has always kept intact his credibility and integrity.” 

The Epstein Theatre’s General Manager Christine Spriggs added “We couldn’t be more thrilled that the first show at our beautiful new theatre is an evening with Ian McCulloch. He is ic***c and we believe the new Epstein Theatre is ic***c too!” 

*Ian McCulloch, The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY, Thu 10 – Fri 11 May 2012. 8pm Tickets £22 advance for Thursday here and Friday here 

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