Courtney Love to bring Hole to South by Southwest

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Courtney Love and her new Hole lineup will play their first US show in more than ten years at Spin's annual South by Southwest party, announced the magazine February 19. Love debuted the new lineup at a February 17 show in London and is due to unveil the act stateside in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 19.

Courtney Love founded Hole with Erik Erlandson in 1989, and the group disbanded in 2002. In 2009, Love announced her plans to bring back the name with a new lineup. The new Hole - Love plus guitarist/songwriting partner Micko Larkin, bassist Shawn Dailey, and drummer Stu Fischer - is currently scheduled to release an album, Nobody's Daughter, con April 27.

Love and the new Hole lineup made their live debut in London on February 17, followed by one show each in Milan and Amsterdam. The SXSW show will likely be the group's first US appearance.

The South by Southwest Music Conference is scheduled for March 17-21. While the conference itself, a music industry event, brings nearly 12,000 attendees to the Austin Convention Center, the city of Austin swells with concertgoers as more than 2,000 top-notch international acts play on 80 stages around the city.

For conference-goers, music badges are $750; for those going for the concerts, event prices vary, with some shows free of charge.

While the Spin bash is an invite-only event, US residents can enter a Spin sweepstakes for a free trip to Austin and passes to the party.