Back in November 2019, British punks Creeper returned from purported retirement with a surprise show in London, then a month later, they dropped the captivating goth-pop single “Born Cold,” along with its sleek, sinister music video. “The video reveals the world and themes of the new album for the first time,” frontman Will Gould said at the time. “It also introduces the fans to the first of the new characters in the Creeper universe: Roe, a man from another world.” A new album, the evocatively titled Sex, Death & the Infinite Void, was promised — with expectations that it would continue the narrative around the freshly introduced Roe — and set for a May release.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown, the group have decided to bump the release date of Sex, Death & the Infinite Void back to July 31st. “Creeper strongly believe that the launch of their new album should be an event which the fan community can share together,” reads the press release breaking the news. “With production of physical formats delayed by the impact of the pandemic, the band didn’t want fans who had pre-ordered the album on vinyl or CD to miss out. Creeper are also passionate about planning special activity around their album launches, which isn’t possible in the current situation.”
The good news is that to make up for the delay, Creeper plan to share more tracks from the album ahead of its release. Meanwhile, the band’s U.K. headline tour, which was originally lined up for April, has been postponed until August (see the current itinerary below). The original tickets remain valid for the new dates.
Creeper tour dates:
19th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
20th – Brighton, Concorde 2
21st – London, Electric Brixton
22nd – Manchester, Academy 2
24th – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
25th – Leeds, The Wardrobe