Capping off their amazing year, New York's Scissor Sisters been awarded the title of 'gig of the year' in the UK for their performance at this year's V Festival.
The band topped a poll voted for by listeners of Virgin Radio and beat off stiff competition from the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keane and Maroon 5.
Commenting on the outcome, Virgin Radio DJ Pete Mitchell said: "This year has seen an amazing array of talent come into the mainstream." He added: "The Scissor Sisters are one of the most original, eccentric bands to come through and it's no surprise the British public are lapping up their performances."
The top ten gigs of the year in 2004, as voted for by listeners of Virgin Radio, were:
1. Scissor Sisters, V Festival 2. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hyde Park, London 3. Keane, V Festival 4. Maroon 5, Brixton Academy 5. Snow Patrol, Belfast Ulster Hall 6. Embrace, Royal Court, Liverpool 7. Oxfam's Make Trade Fair, Hammersmith Apollo, London 8. The Who, Royal Albert Hall, London 9. Franz Ferdinand, Glasgow QMU 10. David Bowie, Isle of Wight Festival
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Dead Can Dance, the legendary band beloved in the dark scene that popularized North African Eithnic music and Antique music in the world of popular music in the 90's, are forming plans for a new album and reunion tour sometime in 2005. The success of this unique duo is in part due to the combination of the excellent vocal work of Lisa Gerrard and the European Dark sound of Brendan Perry.
Lisa Gerrard, one of the band members, says "The lineup of musicians is absolutely phenomenal, actually it is better then that, this will without doubt be the Dead Can Dance concert to see and hear, it is hard to contain my excitement and anticipation."
This will mark the first time the band has reunited with Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry since 1998.