Love revives Hole with new lineup

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Hole, the 1990s alt-rock band fronted by Courtney Love, is set to perform its first shows in nearly 11 years in February. Love will bring the act back on stage with a new lineup for concerts in London, Milan, and Amersterdam.

The new lineup, reports, includes guitarist Micko Larkin, bassist Shawn Dailey, and drummer Stu Fischer; Love is the only original band member. Fan reaction to the reunion has included online compaints about the absense of the band's former members.

Love founded Hole with bassist Eric Erlandson, who remained with the group until it disbanded in 2002 and responded to the reunion plans by saying a revival of the group could not contractually take place without his involvement. Melissa Auf der Maur, the band's most recent bassist, was rumored to be joining the new configuration but said she new nothing about it.

The band's February concerts will support the long-awaited album Nobody's Daughter, now expected out this spring. Dates are set to include February 17 in London, February 19 in Milan, and February 21 in Amsterdam.

The band has launched a YouTube page with performance videos of Love, Dailey, and Larkin.