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Sinead O'Connor, Ian McCulloch to play Hollywood Forever gigs

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The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, home to some of the city's most unique live (and dead) performances in recent memory, has announced a few shows for the spring at its Masonic Hall: Irish singer Sinead O'Connor will perform on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, and Echo & the Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch will perform solo shows on March 22 and March 23.

O'Connor is touring in support of her upcoming solo album, but made news most recently for her much publicized (publicity-stunted?) search for a husband, which culminated in a quickie Las Vegas marriage and subsequent split (though they've perhaps reunited?). Best known for her amazing voice on gems such as "Mandinka" and the excellent cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," O'Connor is looking to recapture headlines for her music rather than her personal foibles.

McCulloch will no doubt be bringing pared down versions of some of Echo & the Bunnymen's classics, including "The Killing Moon," "Bring on the Dancing Horses" and "The Cutter" (hopefully, he'll be performing all three).

O'Connor tickets are $30, and McCulloch tickets are $25, and both go on sale Friday at noon Pacific time through Ticketfly.

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Photo: Sinead O'Connor arrives at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2011. Credit: Matt Sayles/Associated Press.

 
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