Following this weekend’s Download performance, internationally renowned gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello have announced that they will return to the UK for six dates this December. The tour will stop at:
Gogol Bordello – December 2013
Sunday – 08 – Norwich – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Monday – 09 – O2 Academy Bristol
Wednesday – 11 – O2 Academy Leeds
Friday – 13 – O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday – 14 – Manchester Academy
Sunday – 15 – O2 Academy Glasgow
July 22nd sees the UK release of Gogol Bordello’s sixth full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracyvia PIAS/Coop. Produced by Andrew Scheps, the new album was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios and is a powerful collection of 12 surging new songs. The album is available now for pre-order here. The pre-order CD and pre-order bundle package includes a free sticker pack featuring 5 exclusive designs while the pre-order LP and pre-order LP bundle includes a free tote bag. Ahead of the release of the new album Gogol Bordello are offering up a stream of their rebellious new song “Malandrino” to get the party started. Listen to ‘Malandrino’ here!
The album’s title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for “pure life,” which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material. The disc’s opener and new single “We Rise Again,” introduces the album’s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centered on a chorus of “Borders are scars on face of the planet.” The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness.
“For me music is a way to explore human potential,” Hutz says. “And that’s my main interest in life – human potential. Everyone knows there’s something inside of us that we’re not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it? Every single person knows that there’s something and nobody knows what it is. So at one point I said to myself, I’m gonna get down and get it.”
Gogol Bordello has spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and has earned a solid reputation as “the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)” and “the world’s most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).” Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe and to the main stage of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Reading and Leeds to name just a few.