Lightning Bolt announce EU tour dates for autumn 2019, new album Sonic Citadel out 11 Oct

September 4, 2019

Lightning Bolt announce EU tour dates for November 2019

New album Sonic Citadel is out 11 October

Following the recent announcement of their new album Sonic Citadel, out 11 October, Lightning Bolt have announced a string of European tour dates for November 2019, including a set at Le Guess Who? Festival alongside The Bug, Holly HerndonMoon Duo, Earth and more. The tour will be the first opportunity for European audiences to experience the sheer exuberance and visceral textures of Sonic Citadel fully realised live, alongside cuts from the recently re-issued Wonderful Rainbow and across the duo’s sprawling back catalogue.

Lightning Bolt EU tour November 2019
Nov. 5 – Metz, FR – Trinitaires ^
Nov. 6 – Koln, DE – Gebaeude9 ^
Nov. 7 – Dunkerque, FR – Skatepark ^
Nov. 8 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival 
Nov. 10 – Brussels, BE – Atelier Claus ^
Nov. 11 – Brussels, BE – Atelier Claus ^
Nov. 12 – London, UK – The Underworld ^
Nov. 13 – London, UK – The Underworld ^
Nov. 14 – Bristol, UK – Trinity ^
Nov. 15 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club ^
Nov. 16 – Glasgow, UK – Studio Warehouse – SWG3 ^

^ w/ DJ Fugvel Og Geimskip

Lightning Bolt play with abandon that is unmatched and remarkably undiluted since the duo’s formation 25 years ago. They are often hailed as one of the loudest rock outfits in existence, both on record and on (or famously, off) the stage. Brian Gibson creates sounds that are unexpected and remarkably varied with his virtuosic bass playing and his inventive approach to the instrument, centered around melody rather than rhythm. The dizzying fury of Brian Chippendale’s drums twist from primal patterns into disorienting break beats as his distorted, looped, and echoing vocals weave more melody into the mayhem. On Sonic Citadel, Gibson and Chippendale have done the daring, stripping away some of the distortion mask to reveal the naked pop forms as never before. Their relentless energy, inventiveness and, unrestrained joy still drive their songs, pulling you in and compelling you to bounce and yes, even sing along.

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