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Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce New Zealand Tour

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce New Zealand Tour

Tuesday 23rd October, 2012 12:39PM

Kings of cinematic post-rock Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced two shows in February on the back of ATP's  I'll Be You're Mirror Festival in Melbourne. One of the most influential post-rock bands of all time, and one we never imagined to ever make it here, their February shows follow the release of their first new album - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - in a decade. Here is the crucial tour and ticketing info, we do expect the shows to sell out, and below you can check out the new album in full.

UnderTheRadar and Heathen Skulls PROUDLY Present

Godspeed You! Black Emperor! (first ever New Zealand shows)
with special guest Michael Morley (Dead C)

Friday 8th February, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Saturday 9th February, San Francisco Bath House Hunter Lounge, Wellington

Tickets on sale NOW from HERE at Undertheradar or in store at Real Groovy (AK), Rough Peel Records (WELL) or Slow Boat Records (WELL).

Press Release:

Press release: Godspeed you! Black Emperor tour New Zealand for the first time. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Godspeed you! Black Emperor are a musical collective that rose to prominence in 1994, via their own record label Constellation records, as a fresh voice is the somewhat stagnant, and very much derivative, industry labeled, post rock scene. Their name was taken from a 70’s black n white documentary about the notorious Japanese biker bang the Black Emperors.

Godspeed you! Black Emperor are with out a doubt one of the truly original artists of their genre, a ground breaking musical force that have pushed the envelope of the sonic stratosphere to the next logical level. Through the use of film projections and music as a cinematic accompaniment, they have single handedly broke down all the barriers set before them and gone far beyond the limited scope of what being in a band could possible mean.

After a string of highly acclaimed studio albums, all of which help set new standards in post rock and instrumental music, Godspeed you! Black Emperor went on hiatus so that their various band members could explore new territories in their countless other musical endeavor, some of which being A Silver Mt Zion, Set Fire to Flames, and Fly Pan Am.

In late 2010, after a 7 year hiatus, Godspeed you! Black Emperor has returned to the stage.  With a new studio album released “Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!” Godspeed! You Black Emperor have been consistently presenting performance around the globe, most notable curating All Tomorrows Parties in the UK in 2011.

In February 2013, for the first time EVER, New Zealand will finally get to experience Godspeed you! Black Emperor.


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