The Montréal instrumental rock iconoclasts take their legendary live show on a 50-date tour throughout North America and Europe this spring, with 16 new US and Canadian shows announced today including a full West Coast run.
 
Following the release of the critically-acclaimed Luciferian Towers in September 2017, GY!BE has brought its torrential 8-piece band and its stack of 16mm film projectors to stages in the UK, Europe, Mexico and Australia.  The band’s mesmerizing audio-visual live show – and the glorious new music from Luciferian Towers – will now hit North American shores throughout Spring 2017, interspersed with a return trip to Europe this April (including appearances at Roadburn and Donau Festivals).
 
All dates below. Tickets for newly announced North American shows in May/June go on sale Friday February 2nd.

 
 

GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR
USA DATES – MARCH 2018

DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
05.03.18 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom
06.03.18 Portland, ME Port City Music
07.03.18 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
08.03.18 Cambridge, MA Sanders Theatre
09.03.18 Providence, RI Columbus Theatre
10.03.18 North Adams, MA Mass MoCA
12.03.18 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
13.03.18 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
14.03.18 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
15.03.18 Columbus, OH Columbus Athenaeum
16.03.18 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
17.03.18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
18.03.18 Chicago, IL Metro
19.03.18 Chicago, IL Metro
20.03.18 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
22.03.18 Knoxville, TN Big Ears Festvial
23.03.18 Saxapahaw, NC Haw River Ballroom
24.03.18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

 
 

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
EUROPE DATES – APRIL 2018

DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
10.04.18 Helsinki, FI Circus
11.04.18 Stockholm, SE Vasateatren
12.04.18 Gothenburg, SE Pustervik
13.04.18 Oslo, NO Rockefeller
14.04.18 Malmo, SE Slaghusets Teater
15.04.18 Copenhagen, DE Colossal Weekend @ Vega
17.04.18 Posnan, PL Tama
18.04.18 Warsaw, PL Klub Palladium
19.04.18 Prague, CZ Archa Theatre
20.04.18 Dresden, DE Festspielhaus Hellerau
21.04.18 Tilburg, NL Roadburn Festival
22.04.18 Tilburg, NL Roadburn Festival
24.04.18 Frankfurt, DE Batschkap
25.04.18 Winterthur, CH Salzhaus
26.04.18 Bologna, IT Estragon
27.04.18 Krems, AT Donau Festival
27.04.18 Athens, GR Fuzz Club

 
 

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
USA/CAN DATES – MAY/JUNE 2018

DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
16.05.18 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
17.05.18 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
18.05.18 Kansas City, MO recordBAR
19.05.18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
21.05.18 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
22.05.18 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
23.05.18 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
24.05.18 Santa Ana The Observatory
25.05.18 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
26.05.18 North Fork, CA Bandit Town
28.05.18 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
29.05.18 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
31.05.18 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
01.06.18 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
03.06.18 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
04.06.18 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

 
 


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Top 20 Experimental Albums of the Year – Pitchfork
 
Top 10 Rock & Post-Rock Albums of the Year – A Closer Listen
 
#1 Rock Album of the Year – Sequenza 21
 
#5 Album Of The Year – Norman
 
Top 100 Albums Of The Year – NPR
 
“No one working in this genre does [it] better. Godspeed’s music is undergirded by its musicians’ radical leftist politics and that means there’s hope rather than despair at its heart—a belief that collective struggle against our overlords is a battle worth fighting instead of a foregone conclusion to surrender to. It’s this spirit that animates Luciferian Towers, their impeccably composed, most melodic and powerfully positive-sounding album to date.”
Pitchfork
 
“Godspeed has taken measured steps closer to beauty. It’s not a record of mourning, as much of the collective’s music has been described. Instead, it feels more like a call to action and creation. The world is ruined — but all of us are still here. It’s not a revolutionary message for Godspeed, which has been delivering variations of this for almost 20 years. But it still sounds like a revolution.”
LA Times
 
“Stands as one of the best albums of the year. ‘Bosses Hang’ is the best thing Godspeed has written in years. Every note speaks for itself. The band’s sonic apocalypticism has overtones of hope. Luciferian Towers is excellent.”
Pretty Much Amazing (A-)

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