Godspeed You! Black Emperor Will Play First Avenue On 3/17


Not feeling Irish or the need for green beer on St. Patrick’s Day? I have 3 words for you: Canadian. Experimental. Music. Yes, that’s a thing, and a thing that Godspeed You! Black Emperor have mastered over their 20+ years as a band. Their current tour will bring them to First Avenue’s mainroom on 3/17. Tickets are available HERE

They will be supported by KDG and The Hand

Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim Menuck, Mauro Pezzente and Mike Moya in Montréal in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before beginning to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-1996, GYBE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, eventually self-recording their debut vinyl-only version of F#A#∞, released on Constellation in late summer 1997. The band’s Hotel2Tango warehouse space in Montréal’s Mile-End district was a central hive of DIY activity, with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar.

Tour Dates:

MAR 16 Majestic Theatre-WI Madison, WI

MAR 17 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

MAR 18 Metro Chicago, IL

MAR 19 Metro Chicago, IL

MAR 20 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI

MAR 23 Haw River Ballroom Saxapahaw, NC

MAR 24 9:30 Club Washington, DC

MAR 25 College Street Music Hall New Haven, CT