Courtney Love announces the rebirth of Hole for the first time in 11 years! The band has scheduled its first three shows in Europe to support Love’s album Nobody’s Daughter. Hole’s return will become official February 17th at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, followed by a February 19th show in Milan and another concert two days later in Amsterdam. The new Hole will include Love’s guitarist and songwriting collaborator Micko Larkin, plus bassist Shawn Dailey and drummer Stu Fischer.
Former Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur will not partake in the new group. Same goes for guitarist Eric Erlandson who has publicly called out Love’s usage of the band’s name.
The band also launched a new YouTube page, complete with videos of bassist Dailey rehearsing and Love and Larkin performing a messy rendition of the Replacements’ “Unsatisfied” while Love got ready for New Year’s Eve.