I was introduced to Godspeed You! Black Emperor a few years back when I was learning about postrock, ambient, drone and all kinds of experimental music in that vein. Producing interesting, challenging and at times difficult music for twenty years now, I’ve been lucky enough to catch the Montreal stalwarts live twice (once in London, and once in Louisville, Kentucky, randomly) and both times proved to be one of the most immersive, captivating live acts I’ve ever seen.
Godspeed have only toured Australia once, and that was back in February 2013. Now, following the release of their incredible latest album Asunder Sweet and Other Distress, comes the exciting news that they’ll be touching down once again.
Previously, it was announced that the band would be visiting Australia to perform at Adelaide Festival. The event spans for nearly three weeks, covering a huge variety of music, arts and more. The musical lineup is absolutely ridiculous – as well as GY!BE, key performers include Sufjan Stevens, mighty drone lords Sunn o))) and many many more.
The band have now announced an additional show in Melbourne. We can only hope that additional dates throughout the rest of the country will follow!
Mondy March 7 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre
Tickets: From $75 + BF
On sale now