“Godspeed You! Black Emperor” to play after 7 years off. “Godspeed You! Black Emperor” to play after 7 years off.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

After almost 7 years off Godspeed You! Black Emperor has announced via their website http://www.1119732.net/ that they will be playing All Tomorrow’s Party U.K. this winter along with, “a handful of british and european shows, and then 9 american towns”.
Godspeed has been on an indefinite hiatus for the last 7 years, stating that the members wanted to pursue other musical interests. Widely recognized as legends of Post Rock the news of a new tour is shocking because the majority of world had just assumed that they had moved on from this project. Infact 2 years back there was a heavily circulated story that told of the band’s demise; that story was previously revealed to be false.

So now the big question, where and when are the rest of the shows? Godspeed founder Efrim Menuck is doing an aggressive tour with Thee Silver Mt. Zion that ends May 31st. However from the release we call tell that the when will most likely be in 2011, but as far as the where no information is available.

Read the full release below


after a decade’s retreat, god’s pee has decided to roll again.

we are, as always, stoked, stubborn and petrified.

it’s been awhile, and left in the rain, the brakes have rusted and seized- we’ll have to go at it with hammers probably, with elbow grease and with fury, just like the old days all over again.  we look forward to it.  also, moya’s back in the fold (hallelujah!)

what we’ve been up to since the last time= a handful of other bands, and solitary roadtrips and wanderings, a couple of recording studios built, and a restaurant and 3 live venues also.  a film soundtrack and 4 new kids and 3 new dogs.  dead-end jobs.  some farming and vegetable gardens.  a small record label.  acupuncture as a livelihood. and three of us just stayed on the road.

current plans= a.t.p.u.k., a handful of british and european shows, and then 9 american towns.
until further introspection, WE WILL NOT BE FIELDING ANY OTHER OFFERS.  nor will we be doing any interviews.  inquiries directed to band, record label, or bookers will not be guaranteed a reply.  alls we really want to do is the thing we do, heads down and leaned into the squall.

between now and the live-dates, there’ll be rivers of noise and distraction. and the internet is a petty tyrannical monster.  please remember that really all that matters is the keep on keeping on.  and all that really matters is the shows.  and physical engagement in the world.  and folks like us and folks like you.  thanks for understanding, and thank you for still listening.

see you next winter.

xoxoxox godspeed you! black emperor

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