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Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim Menuck, Mauro Pezzente and Mike Moya in Montréal in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before beginning to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-1996, GYBE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, eventually self-recording their debut vinyl-only version of F#A#∞, released on Constellation in late summer 1997. The band's Hotel2Tango warehouse space in Montréal's Mile-End district was a central hive of DIY activity, with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar.

The group settled into a permanent nine-member line-up by late 1998, with Aidan Girt and Bruce Cawdron on drums, Thierry Amar and Mauro on basses, Efrim, Dave Bryant and Roger Tellier-Craig on guitars, and Norsola Johnson and Sophie Trudeau on cello and violin respectively. The band toured and recorded continuously from 1998-2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerising live shows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. Following hundreds of concerts and the release of four records – F#A#∞ (1997),…

Discography (7 releases)

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim Menuck, Mauro Pezzente and Mike Moya in Montréal in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before beginning to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-1996, GYBE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, eventually self-recording their debut vinyl-only version of F#A#∞, released on Constellation in late summer 1997. The band's Hotel2Tango warehouse space in Montréal's Mile-End district was a central hive of DIY activity, with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar.

The group settled into a permanent nine-member line-up by late 1998, with Aidan Girt and Bruce Cawdron on drums, Thierry Amar and Mauro on basses, Efrim, Dave Bryant and Roger Tellier-Craig on guitars, and Norsola Johnson and Sophie Trudeau on cello and violin respectively. The band toured and recorded continuously from 1998-2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerising live shows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. Following hundreds of concerts and the release of four records – F#A#∞ (1997),…

Tour dates

3 Nov 2019 Montréal, QC Cabaret La Tulipe
4 Nov 2019 Montréal, QC Cabaret La Tulipe
5 Nov 2019 Montréal, QC Cabaret La Tulipe
9 Nov 2019 Lisboa, PT Lisboa Ao Vivo
10 Nov 2019 Porto, PT Hard Club
11 Nov 2019 Santiago de Compostela, ES Sala Capitol
12 Nov 2019 Madrid, ES Sala But
13 Nov 2019 Bilbao, ES Kate Antzokia
14 Nov 2019 Barcelona, ES Sala Apolo
16 Nov 2019 Biarritz, FR L'Atabal
17 Nov 2019 Nimes, FR Paloma
18 Nov 2019 Milano, IT Magazzini Generali
19 Nov 2019 Padova, IT Hall
20 Nov 2019 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska
22 Nov 2019 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Kulture
23 Nov 2019 Graz, AU Dom im Berg
24 Nov 2019 Munich, DE Technikum
25 Nov 2019 Vienna, AU Arena
27 Nov 2019 St. Petersburg, RU Aurora Concert Hall
28 Nov 2019 Moscow, RU Клуб 1930

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