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Old 09-16-2010, 06:14 AM
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tour

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be touring North America in February and March 2011. The following dates have surfaced thus far:

2/16 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
2/17 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
2/18 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
2/20 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
2/21 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
2/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at the Henry Fonda
3/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Masonic Temple
3/17 New York, NY @ Church of St. Paul the Apostle
3/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
3/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
3/22 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
3/24 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
3/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/27 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/29 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

and TWO dates at the Great American Music Hall. I'm soooooo excited
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:23 AM
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I would love to see this. Any word on openers? I'm really busy at work today and don't have time to look.

BTW, the gig closest to me is the last date on the tour (Detroit). That's a tasty possibility because if I were to go it would mean a trip to the poker room at MGM afterward, most likely.


EDIT: Aw, fuck it. That's a Tuesday night. No can do - my wife works Tuesday nights and I watch the kids. The two shows in Chicago are on the weekend - maybe that could work out. Perhaps I can convince her to go visit her family in Northwest Indiana and accompany me to the show. We'll see.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:32 AM
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Last date of the tour....problem is I haven't listened to them yet. I guess this gives me a reason to now...
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I actually have a tape from this band, but I can't find it anywhere to listen to online nor do I have a tape player.
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I would love to see this. Any word on openers? I'm really busy at work today and don't have time to look.

BTW, the gig closest to me is the last date on the tour (Detroit). That's a tasty possibility because if I were to go it would mean a trip to the poker room at MGM afterward, most likely.


EDIT: Aw, fuck it. That's a Tuesday night. No can do - my wife works Tuesday nights and I watch the kids. The two shows in Chicago are on the weekend - maybe that could work out. Perhaps I can convince her to go visit her family in Northwest Indiana and accompany me to the show. We'll see.
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:31 PM
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i don't know this band but anyone who plays the masonic temple is worth checking out in my book. what style do they play?
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:51 PM
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i don't know this band but anyone who plays the masonic temple is worth checking out in my book. what style do they play?
They play instrumental post-rock using a lot of unique instrumentation such as strings (violin and cello) and samples and such. They are a large group (membership runs around eight or nine people at any given time, plus or minus a few), and they tend to use a lot of graphic art in their live performences. I guess you could say they are somewhat like Neurosis, only a whole lot mellower and more orchestral. Their music sounds a lot like soundtrack music, and in fact one of their songs was used in the movie "28 Days Later" (although it was pretty heavily modified for the movie soundtrack).

They're not for everybody - that's for sure - but I think they'd be amazing to see live.
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They play instrumental post-rock using a lot of unique instrumentation such as strings (violin and cello) and samples and such. They are a large group (membership runs around eight or nine people at any given time, plus or minus a few), and they tend to use a lot of graphic art in their live performences. I guess you could say they are somewhat like Neurosis, only a whole lot mellower and more orchestral. Their music sounds a lot like soundtrack music, and in fact one of their songs was used in the movie "28 Days Later" (although it was pretty heavily modified for the movie soundtrack).

They're not for everybody - that's for sure - but I think they'd be amazing to see live.
sounds pretty interesting, i'll definitely check them out
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I'll go to this if I can.
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