KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD ANNOUNCE MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR

Posted on Jan. 10 2018

SUPPORTING AN EPIC FIVE STUDIO ALBUMS

RELEASED IN 2017

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND NAMES KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD THEIR “BAND OF THE YEAR”

TORONTO, ON – January 10, 2018 – On the heels of a transformative and ultra-productive 2017 (releasing five studio albums) Melbourne’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will return to the U.S. and Canada this spring for a major cross country tour hitting nineteen cities including Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The band will play their largest venues to date such as LA’s Hollywood Palladium, San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, and NYC’s Brooklyn Steel.

As promised at the beginning of the year, King Gizzard successfully released an unprecedented five studio albums in 2017 with the release of Gumboot Soup arriving this past New Year’s Eve. 2017’s other previous four records – February’s Flying Microtonal Banana, June’s Murder of the Universe, August’s Sketches of Brunswick East and November’s Polygondwanaland – have all received critical acclaim and contributed to a whirlwind year for the band. Some benchmarks include their first Coachella performance, their worldwide TV debut on Conan and headlining sold out shows at landmark venues including two nights at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, two nights at New York City’s Webster Hall and San Francisco’s The Fillmore.

In years to come King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will be judged not by their separate albums, but by a body of work where themes, melodies, motifs, riffs and ideas resurface and recur, each album peeling back a layer of the onion to glimpse at past and future alike.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

5/31 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
6/1 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
6/2 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
6/4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
6/5 – Vancouver, BC – The Malkin Bowl
6/6 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
6/7 – Missoula, MT – Monk’s
6/9 – Milwaukee MI – The Pabst Theater
6/10 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
6/11 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
6/12 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
6/13 – Montreal, QC – Le National
6/14 – Boston, MA – Royale
6/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
6/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6/19 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
6/20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
6/21 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
6/22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Outdoors – Waller Creek Amphitheatre

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photo by Jamie Wdziekonski

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar/flute), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Eric Moore (drums), Joey Walker (guitar), Lucas Skinner (bass) & Michael Cavanagh (drums).

Album discography: 12 Bar Bruise (2012), Eyes Like the Sky (2013), Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (2013), Oddments (2014), I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (2014), Quarters! (2015), Paper Mache Dream Balloon(2015), Nonagon Infinity (2016), Flying Microtonal Banana (2017), Murder of the Universe (2017), Sketches of Brunswick East (2017), Polygondwanaland (2017), Gumboot Soup (2017)

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