Godspeed You! Black Emperor, presently finishing up several weeks of tour in Europe, have announced another run of live dates in North America early next year.

The tour kicks off in Vancouver, with an extremely special one-night performance of a collaborative project with the city’s acclaimed Holy Body Tattoo dance troupe, called monumental. The PuSh Performing Arts Festival, who will present the piece as part of their 2016 programming, say monumental aims to channel “the madness of urban life—the repetition, the confinement, the alienation… by turning movement into metaphor, dance into poetry and sound into substance… The eight-member band draws us into a trance as the dancers’ movements — equal measure of balletic grace and brutal athleticism — shifts from gestures of our everyday lives to acts of abandon. The result is unlike anything you’ve seen — as violent, beautiful and cathartic as art can get.” Later in the year, the groups will mount performances of monumental in several cities internationally (including Quebec City in April).

See below for the North American dates:


28.01.16 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
collaboration w/ Holy Body Tattoo dance company

29.01.16 Seattle, WA Neumos
30.01.16 Seattle, WA Neumos
31.01.16 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
01.02.16 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
03.02.16 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
04.02.16 Los Angeles, CA Immanuel Presbyterian Church
05.02.16 San Pedro, CA Warner Grand Theatre
06.02.16 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
08.02.16 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
10.02.16 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
11.02.16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
12.02.16 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
13.02.16 Chicago, IL Rockefeller Chapel
14.02.16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
15.04.16 Quebec City, QC Grand Théâtre de Québec
collaboration w/ Holy Body Tattoo dance company