Gogol Bordello Return To Canada For Summer Festival Dates
“For me music is a way to explore human potential. 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.” – Eugene Hutz
Everyone’s favourite gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello, led by the incomparable front man Eugene Hutz, return to eastern Canada with major festival appearances this July and August.
The group has been touring the globe since the release of their sixth album, ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy,’ one year ago, and show no signs of letting up.
Gogol Bordello Canadian Tour Dates
Sun. July 6 — Toronto ON — TURF [5:30 PM East Stage]
Wed. July 9 — Quebec City QC — Le Festival d’ete [9:30 PM Hydro-Quebec Stage]
Thurs. July 10 — Ottawa ON — Bluesfest [6 PM Claridge Homes Stage]
Fri. Aug. 1 — London ON — London Music Hall
Sun. Aug. 3 — Montreal QC — Osheaga [8:20 PM Green Stage]
Gogol Bordello has spent the last decade getting down with that energy Hutz lives for 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.
In addition, Gogol Bordello’s recordings have earned them critical acclaim worldwide and have attracted some of the most respected collaborators and producers including 2005’s Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, produced by indie legend Steve Albini, 2007’s SUPER TARANTA! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) and declared by music critic Robert Christgau as “the best rock album of the decade. Period.” and 2010’s Trans-Continental Hustle produced by Rick Rubin.
“Few rock figureheads remain so incorruptibly big-hearted, devoted as he is to what critic Robert Christgau once pinpointed as Hutz’s ‘politics of joy.'” – Spin‘s review of ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’ [8/10]