Lightning Bolt Announce UK and Ireland Tour Dates for August- EU Tour Starts This Week

May 25, 2022

Lightning Bolt Announce UK and Ireland Tour Dates for August

EU Tour Starts This Week

Lightning Bolt have announced U.K. and Ireland tour dates for August 2022, including a performance at ArcTanGent Festival. Ahead of that, the band start their European tour this week, including sets at Primavera Sound Festival, Moers Festival and more.

The announcements follow 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 “puke green” 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 a 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 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. 11 – London, UK – The Scala
Aug. 12 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Aug. 13 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
Aug. 14 – Glasgow, UK – G2
Aug. 16 – Belfast, UK – Black Box
Aug. 17 – Galway, IE – Roisin Dubh
Aug. 18 – Dublin, IE – Whelans
Aug. 19 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Aug. 20 – Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival

Explore the duo’s back catalogue and recent reissues:

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