Dead Can Dance - Opium by Play ItAgain Sam published on 2012/09/13 11:19:03 +0000 Opium is available for free download from: http://t.opsp.in/k0BqK Dead Can Dance have announced details of the release of a new single, Opium, through [PIAS] Recordings on 29th October 2012. The single is taken from their recently released album, Anastasis, which came out in August. The album was their first since 1996’s Spiritchaser. The band also recently announced an extensive European tour, including a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, tickets for which sold-out within 48 hours of going onsale. The full list of European dates are as follows: SEPTEMBER 16th Beirut Zouk 19th Istanbul HCTAT 21st Thessaloniki Earth Theatre 23rd Athens Lycabetus 25th Utrecht MCV 27th Paris Grand Rex 29th Brussels Cirque Royal OCTOBER 1st Frankfurt Alte Oper 3rd Berlin Tempodrom 5th Hamburg CCH 7th Munich Philharmonie 8th Cologne Philharmonie 10th Prague KCP 12th St. Petersburg Ice Palace 13th Moscow Crocus City Hall 15th Warsaw Sala Kongresowa 17th Budapest Papp Laszlo Arena 19th Milan Teatro Degli Arcimboldi 20th Geneva Batiment Des Forces Motrices 22nd Barcelona Auditori 24th Porto Casa Da Musica 26th London Royal Albert Hall 28th Dublin Grand Canal Theatre Signed by 4AD and releasing their first album in 1984, the duo drew rapturous reviews for albums that spanned neo-classical and folk across time and geography, each album selling to a progressively larger audience, the emotional drama of their coming to the attention of the San Francisco ballet, Hermes Perfume and a documentary on Hitler and Stalin; likewise motion pictures such as Heat, The Crossing Guard and Baraka. Gerrard developed her own solo film soundtracks - The Gladiator and The Insider, for example – while Perry worked on solo albums such as 1999’s ‘Eye Of the Hunter’ and 2008’s ‘Ark’.