Lightning Bolt Announce UK and EU Tour Dates for Summer 2022

April 5, 2022

Lightning Bolt Announce UK & EU Tour Dates For Summer 2022

Including sets at Primavera Sound Festival and ArcTanGent Festival

Lightning Bolt have announced U.K. and European tour dates for summer 2022, with more to be announced. The run includes a set at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain alongside Bikini KillShellac, Autechre and more. The tour follows the release of the duo’s latest studio album, Sonic Citadel and the recent reissues of seminal titles from the band’s catalog, including new pressings of Ride the Skies on baby blue sky vinyl, the duo’s self-titled debut on yellow vinyl, and Hypermagic Mountain on hyperglobby pink vinyl. 

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.

Lightning Bolt U.K. and E.U. tour dates 2022
May 27 – Paris, FR – La Station
May 28 – Nantes, FR – White Nat White Heat Fest
May 29 – Pau, FR – La Ferronnerie
May 31 – Braga, PT – Gnration
Jun. 1 – Lisbon, PT – Lisboa Ao Vivo
Jun. 2 – Madrid, ES – Sala Caracol
Jun. 3 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival [sold out]
Jun. 5 – Moers, DE – Moers Festival
Jun. 6 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound @ Boveda
Jun. 7 – Lyon, FR – Grrrnd Zero
Jun. 8 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
Jun. 10 – Mannheim, DE – Maifeld Derby festival
Jun. 11 – Antwerp, BE – De Nor
Aug. 20 – Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival

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