February 2017 Newsletter

A time of great intensity in the peculiar universe of The Legendary Pink Dots. So much happening that perhaps it is best to approach the scenario chronologically….

Event number 1 occurs on March 17 in Athens at Etor’s Tenebrae De Profundis II Festival  which is being staged at the Gagarin 205 venue. A stunning event which also features long term Dots’ friends Nurse with Wound and Sol Invictus. Expect surprises.

Event Number 2 occurs on April 1 when the Dots travel to Lille for the “Musique au Musee” festival curated by Amikal Sonic at Les Gigottos Automates . Pierre Bastien is also playing at this festival!

In May Edward Ka-Spel embarks on a tour with Amanda Palmer and Patrick Q.Wright in support of their collaborative album, I Can Spin A Rainbow which will be released on cd and double vinyl by Cooking Vinyl in late Spring. It’s available for pre-order via Amanda’s Patreon page as of February 22nd and elsewhere (including our humble Bandcamp page) three days later. A unique 7” (The Hands EP) is also slated for release, while Amanda is also special guest on EK’s forthcoming solo album, High On Station Yellow Moon which is now under production by Soleilmoon Records. This will also be available on cd and limited vinyl.

 Dates for this tour are as follows:


May 17 – Middle East – Boston, MA
May 20 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
May 21 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
May 23 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
May 24 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA


May 31 – Proxima – Warsaw, PL
June 1 – Muffathalle – Munich, DE
*June 2 – Wave & Gotik Treffen – Leipzig, DE – TICKETS
June 4 – Palác Akropolis – Prague, CZ
June 5 – Fabrik – Hamburg, DE
June 9 – Trix Club – Antwerp, NL
June 10 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
June 11 – Cigale – Paris, FR
June 13 – Heaven – London, UK
June 16 – Porgy & Bess – Vienna, AT


Finally the new Tear Garden album is close to completion. A beauty too. There will be no rest in this interesting year.


Spring 2016 Newsletter


PAGES OF AQUARIUS-The Legendary Pink Dots

It’s Spring and Pandoras’ Box just opened wide.

Ladies and Gentlemen we are pleased to announce the imminent release of the new Legendary Pink Dots’ album on Metropolis Records, “Pages Of Aquarius”. Release date is  April 22 and there will be  a cd  and  a double vinyl edition – the latter boasting a long bonus piece (“The Weight Of Water Parts 1-4”). Pre-orders are now possible from the Dots’ Bandcamp site and by responding to this newsletter by email to Both formats are also available directly from the label at Do pass the word around…..thank you!!

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September 2015 Newsletter


Now is the Autumn of discontent. It’s hard to step outside the front door because of the constant driving rain.  It’s been on and off for days now and I thank the Heavens above that I was not placed upon this earth as a sugar lump.  Still, at least the weather keeps us busy at Chez Dots.

Lots of activity here with recent releases, and a stream of rather exciting new adventures to come.  As I type, the final touches are being made to “Crash Velvet Apocalypse”- a marathon live double cdr documenting two live shows from 1990 and 1991.  The release has emerged thanks to a discovery of a tray of cassettes in a cupboard at The Dots’ hq. More is to come.

Still, finishing touches are now being applied to the new Dots’ album, tentatively entitled “Pages of Aquarius” as well as the highly ambitious double cd, “Chemical Playschool Volumes 19 & 20”.
As for live work, there will be a rare solo show from EK at Sens in France on November 27, while the Dots are planning to hit the road next Spring in Europe, following up in North America a year from now. Continue reading September 2015 Newsletter

Winter 2015 Newsletter


The Legendary Pink Dots turn 35 this year…….That makes the band a whole decade older than Reunified Germany although the latter can boast of straighter, tougher roads to the very top of the mountain while the Dots  still can’t quite drag their wheelbarrows out of the swamp (though we are gazing at the stars). Nevertheless, while we will not allow ourselves to become bogged down with sentimentality over this anniversary, there are some serious plans afoot.

It seems like the perfect year to honour that long history, not just in spectacular fashion like the deluxe “Maria dimension Complete Recordings ” 5 x lp box set (which duly landed here a few days ago) but by maintaining the steady overhaul of our earliest recordings with the remastering and dressing up of the cassette albums on humble cdr. “Premonition” , “Apparition” and “Prayer For Aradia” are already there – “Basilisk” and “Chemical Playschool 3/4” will follow shortly.  Then there’s “Come Out From The Shadows ” on cd which should arrive here in the next few days.

Add to that the jaw-dropping “Synesthesia” vinyl box set, “Taos Hum lp” and the delightful 7″  which appeared last week, and it would seem that not SO much changed since 1980.

There’s just a big difference in that we dreamed of seeing The Pink Dots on vinyl back then…now we’re drowning in wax.

Of course there are fresh recordings going on as well, and we do have a brace of festival appearances planned for this year, but more about that later….

Continue reading Winter 2015 Newsletter

Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Sometimes you set yourself the task of putting together a newsletter and become stuck while typing the opening sentence.  Where to begin? There’s just, well, so much happening in the wild World of The Legendary Pink Dots.

A carefully constructed programme of releases  seems redundant now as so much seems to be coming out at the same time.

Still, if you’ll bear with me, all will be laid out in the paragraphs to come- and I sincerely hope nothing will be accidentally forgotten (like in the LAST newsletter, damn it).

Live shows are also in the pipeline , so we hope to see you in November!


For all orders please write to EK at regarding availability. Alternatively this is our site for direct orders:

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

 Firstly, there is this…….


The story went like this…….

“There are 10 people who run the World. They are all male and presidents, magnates and high priests all do their bidding. The 10 live in villas in the remotest part of the Himalayas- a place that absolutely NO – ONE would ever stumble upon. Although the 10 live in such close proximity to each other, they choose to have meetings in the back room of a small office in London. That’s where the decisions are made. That’s where the wars begin, that’s where the dice are tossed across the table to establish who wins, who loses, who lives, who dies.”

The classic conspiracy theory to end them all and I listened, open-mouthed, hair falling into my eyes.  It was maybe 1976 when I heard this first.

You are right to snigger at my naivety.  I listened and twisted this story around inside my head, and it did indeed seem completely unbelievable.

Now of course it’s 2014, and Im older and wiser and I have to laugh at myself too. Now I know wasn’t a theory. Now I know it’s true. Continue reading Summer 2014 Newsletter