Gogol Bordello Announce Global Festival Tour
The gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello, whose live shows have Entertainment Weekly dubbing them "the world's most perfect festival band," will headline an international mini-festival of their own, the Casa Gogol Tour, an evening's worth of insurgence from the multi kulti revolution, launching April 18 in Montreal (please see Casa Gogol Tour itinerary following).
The North American leg of the Casa Gogol Tour follows Gogol Bordello's appearance at the 2010 Tibet House Benefit Concert in New York and the band's major tour of Australia in late March and April.
All dates on the Casa Gogol Tour will feature a full-on Gogol Bordello headline concert as well as sets by bands and DJs in simpatico with the GB mission. North American dates on the Casa Gogol Tour run from April 18 through May 1 and will include sets by Slavic-punk-band DeVotchKa, East Village punk troubadour Jesse Malin and St. Mark's Social, electro-anarchists Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew and special surprise guest appearances.
Select dates on the European leg of the Casa Gogol Tour will include sets by the VMA-winning Brooklyn punk-dance duo Matt & Kim, Mariachi El Bronx (the musical alter-ego of the hardcore punk band The Bronx) and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew.
Casa Gogol is crossing America, and then the Atlantic, to celebrate the upcoming release of Transcontinental Hustle, the avidly-awaited fifth studio album from Gogol Bordello. Produced by Rick Rubin, Transcontinental Hustle is the first Gogol Bordello studio album since 2007's SUPER TARANTA! inspired the rarest of accolades, an "A+" from Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, who called them "the world's most visionary band."
GOGOL BORDELLO TOUR DATES BELOW
Fri Feb, 26 New York, NY Carnegie Hall (Tibet House benefit)
Sun Mar, 28 Fremantle, AUS West Roots Blues
Tue Mar, 30 Melbourne, AUS Billboard
Wed Mar, 31 Sydney, AUS The Metro
Fri Apr, 2 Brisbane, AUS The HiFi
Sun Apr, 4 Byron Bay, AUS Byron Bay Blues Fest
Mon Apr, 5 Byron Bay, AUS Byron Bay Blues Fest
CASA GOGOL NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES BELOW
All Casa Gogol North America dates below will include performance by DeVotchKa, Jesse Malin and St. Mark's Social, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support.
Sun Apr, 18 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Tue Apr, 20 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Wed Apr, 21 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
Fri Apr, 23 Chicago, IL Congress
Sat Apr, 24 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
Sun Apr, 25 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
Wed Apr, 28 Boston, MA House of Blues
Thu Apr, 29 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Fri Apr, 30 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Sat May, 1 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
CASA GOGOL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES BELOW
All Casa Gogol European dates below, except festivals in bold, include performances by Matt and Kim, Mariachi El Bronx, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support.
** Matt and Kim NOT performing at these shows
# Announced as The Bronx (not Mariachi El Bronx)
Fri May, 7 London, UK Hammersmith Apolo #
Sat May, 8 Manchester, UK Academy
Sun May, 9 Glasgow, UK Academy
Mon May, 10 Norwich, UK UEA
Tue May, 11 Birmingham, UK Academy
Fri May, 14 Bulligny/Nancy, FR JDM Fest
Sat May, 15 Longirod, CH Longirock
Sun May, 16 Karlsruhe, GER Tollhaus
Tue May, 18 Paris, FR Elysee Montmartre
Wed May, 19 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini
Fri May, 21 Madrid, SP La Riviera**
Sat May, 22 Barcelona, SP Razzmatazz**
Mon May, 24 Bologna, IT Estragoon
Tue May, 25 Milan, IT Alcatraz
Wed May, 26 Zurich, CH Xtra
Thu May, 27 Wien, AT Gasometer **
Tue Jun, 1 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso **
Wed Jun, 2 Hamburg, GER Docks **
Thu Jun, 3 Berlin, GER Astra/Columbia Halle **
Fri Jun, 4 Nuremburg, GER Rock im Park
Sun Jun, 6 Nurburgring, GER Rock am Ring
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