Hole were staples of the 90s grunge scene, producing one truly awesome album and two relatively less awesome albums before disbanding in 2002. But almost 11 years after their last live performance, Courtney Love has announced a new album and a live date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 17 February. The album Nobody’s Daughter, slated for release this year, was originally a Love solo project, but is now going to be released under the Hold moniker. And the shows are going to be a reunion in more of the Smashing Pumpkins sense, as Love is currently the only original member playing. So maybe it’s more of a Courtney Love tour featuring Hole songs in the setlist.
As of now, the London show is one of only three scheduled shows for the band. And former guitarist Erik Erlandson is claiming that, contractually, a reunion can’t take place without him. And, well, Love has been responsible for some erratic behaviour in recent (and not-so-recent) history. It’s all a bit precarious, isn’t? That’s probably half of the excitement.
Hole: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 17 February. Doors at 6.30pm. Tickets are on sale now.
Last Updated 08 January 2010