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Dead Can Dance


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Birth Place: Melbourne, Australia
Years Active: 1981–1998, 2005
Genres: World Music, Ambient, Neoclassical, Ethereal Wave, Gothic Rock, Post-punk

Dead Can Dance is a world fusion band that was formed in Melbourne, Australia in August 1981, by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London in May 1982 and disbanded in 1998. They reunited in 2005 for a world tour, and again in 2011-2012 for a new album and world tour. The band formed in Melbourne featuring Gerrard on vocals, Perry on vocals and guitar, Simon Monroe on drums and Paul Erikson on bass guitar. Monroe left when the band moved to London, adding drummer James Pinker, bassist Scott Rodger and multi-instrumentalist Peter Ulrich to the lineup and signing with alternative rock label 4AD Records in 1982. The group's debut album, “Dead Can Dance,” appeared in Febru... Continue Bio >>


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