News-2011-LIVE ACTION 2011


After years of being asked to once again perform in the live arena I recently and, I must admit reluctantly, agreed to do selected dates in Europa and perhaps elsewhere in the World.

2011 is the official 30th Anniversary of the formation of Death In June, the release of its first 12″ e.p. ‘Heaven Street’ and first live performance in London. It’s been 6 years since Death In June last performed in public and ‘6’ is the number of June. This year is a significant landmark.

And, it’s unlikely there will be a 35th Anniversary tour let alone 40th Anniversary. Times are too uncertain and Time itself has taken its toll. It is now – or never – for such a venture.

Bearing that in mind we have tried to have a comprehensive as possible selection of countries thoughout Europa and perhaps elsewhere visited during what remains of 2011. Certainly there will be countries missed out and there will be people disappointed, probably on many levels, but we are trying to make performances as accessible geographically as possible. And we trust we “let the right ones in.”

Please remember that some performance locations will be kept secret until the last moment for very good reasons. Not everyone out there in internetland and elsewhere has our best interests at heart. Far from it! Remember, even if you have a ticket to such performances the information that will come your way is for YOU alone. Not your best friend who can’t make it, or your record company owner who would love to go but has better things to do, or even any so-called former ‘colleague’ of mine etc and so on blah, blah, blah.

If they are meant to know, they’ll know. If not,…it’s best they don’t!

Careless talk can be the difference between a show happening – or attracting ‘problems’ for scurrilous reasons at the last moment – which could lead to cancellation.

And certainly, going by previous experience all the real flak will start coming our way only as we get closer to the targets. And, there are still several targets yet to be finalized on this Death In June 30th Anniversary Tour. More news about them soon.

Having said all that I trust all goes very well for all concerned over the next few months and that many of the ‘Altekampfer’ will meet up again for good cultural times, ‘Kameradschaft’ and possibly one last toast to all that’s been and will be again.


Douglas P.