Gojira: First Headline Tour of the U.S. – Jan & Feb 2013

Tour Dates:

January 2013
14 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
15 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
16 – Odeon Events Centre – Saskatoon, SK
17 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
19 – Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC
20 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
21 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
23 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
24 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
25 – Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
29 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
31 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX

February 2013
01 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
02 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
04 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
05 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
07 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
08 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
09 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
11 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
13 – Phoenix Concert Theatre -Toronto, ON
14 – Le National – Montreal, QC
15 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
16 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, P

French metal band Gojira (based in Bayonne, Basque Country in France) announced their first headline tour of the United States this winter, along with The Devin Townsend Project and the Atlas Moth as support bands.Gojira’s latest album L’Enfant Sauvage released in June has received critical acclaim. The tour kicks off on January 14 in Minneapolis and runs through February 16, wrapping up in Philadelphia. The VIP pre-sale will begin Tuesday, October 23 at 3PM local time, with public onsales to follow on Friday, October 26.

What the press is saying about Gojira:

“Epic assaults…delicate interludes…a devastating and harmonious combination of the organic and mechanical. Like all memorable monsters, this beast has a soul.” –Alternative Press

“One of the most riveting and challenging metal records of the year.” –Pitchfork

“An all balls, no baguettes affair.” –Decibel

“Mechanistic precision.” –AV Club

“Wages guerilla warfare.” –SPIN

“Impossible to pigeonhole and harder to ignore, one of the year’s best.” -Outburn

“Melody, brutality, atmosphere, top-notch musicianship, and most important quality songs abound.” –About

“There isn’t a single flaw to be found on this album and it’s exactly what metal needed to step into the next generation.” –Blabbermouth

“It isn’t just the next chapter for Gojira’ it’s the next for heavy metal at large.” –ARTISTdirect

“It’s heavy, it’s accessible, it’s layered with beauty, and most importantly, it’s well-written.” –Loudwire

“Cements Gojira’s place as one of the most inventive, unique metal bands of today.” –Bloody Disgusting

So, if you haven’t seen Gojira live yet, watch the video below and you will run to buy your ticket for its upcoming winter tour. This is where great music is made. Enjoy!

Gojira – From the sky (Live at Garorock Festival)

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Gojira @ L’Atabal in Biarritz, France

An Evening With Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler… always touched my heart in his concerts, among the best shows I’ve ever seen. He really is the only ”SULTAN OF SWING” with his amazing and unique style playing the guitar, his music, his lyrics, his voice and his band. Enjoy!

Setlist: 0:00 Intro – Going Home (Theme from “Local Hero”) 0:52 Sailing To Philadelphia 7:18 “The thing about the guitar is…” 9:12 Sultans Of Swing 11:50 “When I started…” 13:50 Romeo And Juliet 17:33 Get Lucky 22:15 Why Worry 27:28 Money For Nothing 29:17 “Actually, ‘Money For Nothing’ was a situation…” 31:25 Monteleone 34:57 “When I was a kid…” 36:39 Song For Sonny Liston 43:08 “It was difficult after 9/11…” 44:15 If This Is Goodbye 49:18 Brothers In Arms 55:23

Mark Knopfler An evening with Mark Knopfler

A younger Sultan rocker… and his great band