The ever-metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new tour for 2020, 2021, 2022 destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.

 

From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and re-joining’s, deaths and rebirths – there has always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music.

 

The current holders of the flame have come together over the last eight years; sinuous bass player Dave Sturt joined just as the album 2032 was shown to the world; Ian East (Sax, Flute) was the next to blow in through the portal; Fabio Golfetti brought his guitars from Brazil (after working with Daevid Allen for many years); Kavus Torabi (lead vox and guitars) appeared to Daevid in a vision; Cheb Nettles (drums) just sort of turned up.

 

In 2015, Daevid Allen passed away. His influence and legacy were honoured on the band’s subsequent album, Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016). Over the past year GONG has performed with Steve Hillage Band (himself a former member of the 1970s GONG line-up) and released the critically acclaimed album The Universe Also Collapses (2019).

 

Gong’s musically diverse world includes shades of psychedelia, space rock, jazz, avant-garde, krautrock and surreal soundscapes.

 

“Postponing our November 2020 tour was the mother of all drags,” confesses Kavus Torabi. “But now we are having to postpone the rescheduled dates from May and September 2021 as well. We promised the transformation of utilitarian rooms across the country into shimmering psychedelic temples, bursting with radiance one and all, only to find ourselves all blindsided by an unprecedented metamorphosis.

 

Gong has no time for the old normal, so as we look towards 2022, let us unleash THE NEW ABNORMAL!

 

There’s a revolution coming and, by the gods, it’s going to need a soundtrack. Let us congregate, sing praises to the moon and love, love, love.”

 

GONG is:

 

Kavus Torabi: Vocals, Guitars

 

Dave Sturt: Bass

 

Ian East: Sax

 

Cheb Nettles: Drums

 

Fabio Golfetti: Guitars

 

GONG

 

This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time

 

UK TOUR – MARCH 2022

 

(rescheduled from November 2020 and May 2021)

 

Tue 01 BRIGHTON Chalk

 

Wed 02 SOUTHAMPTON 1865

 

Thu 03 READING Sub 89

 

Fri 04 GUILDFORD Boileroom

 

Sat 05 COLCHESTER Arts Centre

 

Tue 08 MANCHESTER Gorilla

 

Wed 09 GLASGOW Oran Mor

 

Thu 10 CARLISLE Brickyard

 

Sat 12 STOCKTON-ON-TEES Georgian Theatre

 

Sun 13 NORWICH Arts Centre

 

Mon 14 BURY St. EDMUNDS The Apex

 

Tue 15 BIRMINGHAM Hare and Hounds

 

Wed 16 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

 

Thu 17 NEWCASTLE Cluny

 

Fri 18 YORK Crescent

 

Sat 19 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

 

Sun 20 BETHESDA Neuadd Ogwen

 

Tue 22 EXETER Phoenix

 

Wed 23 BRISTOL Thekla

 

Thu 24 STROUD Sub Rooms

 

Fri 25 HITCHIN Club 85

 

Sat 26 RAMSGATE Music Hall

 

Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/1003840-1?pid=532

 

Price: General Admission: GBP 18.00

Additional Info

Date of Event (Leave blank if you are not listing a gig)Wednesday March 02, 2022 at 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm