Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
One of music’s more experimental, avant-garde collectives, Montreal, Canada’s GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, announce live actions set for this summer.
The esteemed purveyors of dark, dynamically enhanced instrumental output will take to the roads, highways, and byways of the U.S. and Canada beginning in August. Kicking off in Nashville, Tennessee on August 8th, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR will then conduct a series of stops throughout the United States. After that, a string of Western Canadian dates which includes stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg, will wrap up the tour.
The performance journey will be in support of their latest release, 2017’s ‘Luciferian Towers‘, streaming below. A press release for the 18-date tour, which includes a set at this year’s edition of the Psycho Las Vegas festival, says audiences will experience “…their torrential live sound and accompanying stack of 16mm film projectors”.
The schedule for the upcoming tour is listed below and tickets are on sale at local outlets as of today (Friday, May 17th).
– GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR 2019 TOUR DATES –
Aug. 08 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
Aug. 09 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Aug. 10 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Aug. 11 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
Aug. 13 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Aug. 14 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Aug. 15 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
Aug. 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas
Aug. 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theater at the Ace Hotel
Aug. 18 – San Francisco, CA – Castro Theater
Aug. 20 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Aug. 21 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
Aug. 22 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Aug. 23 – Tacoma, WA – Elks Temple
Aug. 24 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Aug. 26 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theater
Aug. 27 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite
Aug. 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theater