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Siouxsie Sioux
Siouxsie Sioux, 1981.Courtesy Polydor Records/UK

Siouxsie Sioux to return to stage for first time in 10 years

The Queen of Goths is back

Dust off your creepers and trowel on some eyeshadow, Siouxsie Sioux is back. The queen of goths has announced that she will be performing at next year’s Latitude Festival on July 23, in what will be her first gig since Meltdown Festival in 2013. 

The musician – real name Susan Janet Ballion – came to fame as the lead singer of the eponymous Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees. The group were pioneers of the goth rock scene in the late 1970s and early 80s, and though they weren’t short of talented musicians – such as the late John McGeoch with his watery, free-flowing guitar arpeggio – it was charismatic frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux who captivated audiences.

Sioux’s haunting vocals and poetic lyrics often reckon with the darker side of life. Her childhood was a primary source of inspiration, having experienced feelings of isolation and loneliness growing up around leafy suburbs to which she never could never relate. As a result, the singer ended up providing a voice to countless disaffected youth.

The artist has not released any new music since 2015, when she debuted “Love Crime” for the television show Hannibal. Hopefully, her performance will be the start of the return of Siouxsie Sioux and (fingers crossed) some new music.