GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Australian Tour January 2018
Handsome Tours proudly presents the return of enigmatic post-rock outfit Godspeed You! Black Emperor, returning to Australia to perform at The Metro in Sydney and Melbourne Recital Centre in January 2018.
The band will also score the The Holy Body Tattoo’s dance performance at MONA FOMA 2018, alongside film projections, light sculptures, textual elements and the existential crisis of the daily grind.
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 quickly became known for their mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors.
Over a career spanning 20+ years, Godspeed You! Black Emperor have gained a reputation for mesmerising live shows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops.
“[They] make resistance sound holy, and love sound like a revolutionary act.”
NEW YORK TIMES
“Few bands ask more of the body than this thunderous Montreal collective.
Few bands weave their way into the sinew more.”
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