Lightning Bolt announce E.U. tour dates; new album Sonic Citadel and expanded reissues out now

February 27, 2020

Lightning Bolt announce E.U. tour dates for summer 2020,
including a set at Primavera Sound Festival

New album Sonic Citadel out now, alongside expanded reissues of seminal records from the duo’s back catalogue

Listen to Sonic Citadel:

Lightning Bolt E.U. tour dates summer 2020
May. 28 – Helsinki, FI – Aaniwalli
May. 29 – Stockholm, SE – Gather Weekender
May. 30 – Copenhagen, DK – ALICE
Jun. 1 – Moers, DE – Moers Festival
Jun. 2 – Karlsruhe, DE – P8
Jun. 3 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
Jun. 4 – Lyon, FR – Grrrnd Zero
Jun. 5 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival

Following the release of their seventh studio album Sonic Citadel last autumn and recent slew of expanded reissues, Lightning Bolt have announced more European tour dates for summer 2020. The run includes a set at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain alongside Bikini KillShellac and more. Reissues of Wonderful RainbowRide the Skies and the duo’s self-titled debut are out now, with the reissue of Hypermagic Mountain due out March 20th.

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. The impact that Lightning Bolt has had on underground music since its inception is immense, and remains pervasive beyond any genre tag that has been attached to them. Sonic Citadel is the work of band unafraid to challenge themselves, unbound by expectations, joyfully defiant, and possessed of the same inventive curiosity which set them apart on day one and is unmatched still 25 years later.

Explore the duo’s back catalogue and recent reissues:

Order Lightning Bolt’s Sonic Citadel:

Pre-order Lightning Bolt’s Hypermagic Mountain reissue:

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