Lightning Bolt, fresh from a spot in our albums of the year (so far) list, have just announced an autumn / winter tour of Europe which includes three UK shows.

Riding high from their brilliant sixth studio album “Fantasy Empire”, which came out via Thrill Jockey in March (our review), the duo will be demolishing a gig venue near you with their brilliant brand of ferocious, all consuming hi-octane rock.

Drummer Brian Chippendale will also be playing as his solo project Black Pus at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas at Prestatyn on 28th November.

About the band…

“Over the course of Lightning Bolt’s two-decade existence, they have revolutionised the underground rock scene in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between the stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous and chaotic live performances, and the mania they inspired has paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. An incredible live act not to be missed.”

‘Bolt fans might want to listen to their recent interview for Red Bull Music Academy’s Fireside Chat, in which they spoke about the early days of the Providence scene, Fort Thunder, classic LB songs, and their latest album:


November & December European Tour:

  • Wed Nov 11th Leipzig, Germany – IFZ
  • Thu Nov 12th Vienna, Austria – Fluc
  • Fri Nov 13th Milan, Italy – Leoncavallo
  • Sat Nov 14th Rome, Italy – INIT. Club
  • Sun Nov 15th Bologna, Italy – Locomotiv Club
  • Mon Nov 16th Dudingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn
  • Tue Nov 17th Lyon, France – Grrrnd Zero
  • Wed Nov 18th Barcelona, Spain – Music Hall
  • Thu Nov 19th Toulouse, France – Connexion Live
  • Fri Nov 20th Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
  • Sat Nov 21st Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? ^^ – tickets
  • Sun Nov 22nd Kortrijk, Belgium – Sonic City Festival @ De Kreun ** – tickets
  • Tue Nov 24th Dublin, Ireland – Hangar
  • Wed Nov 25th Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
  • Thu Nov 26th London, UK – Electric Ballroom *
  • Fri Nov 27th Prestatyn, UK – ATP Nightmare Before Christmas @ Pontins ^ – tickets
  • Sat Nov 28th Prestatyn, UK – ATP Nightmare Before Christmas @ Pontins [Brian Chippendale as Black Pus ONLY] ^
  • Tue Dec 1st Copenhagen, Denmark – Jazzhouse
  • Wed Dec 2nd Gothenburg, Sweden – Folk
  • Thu Dec 3rd Oslo, Norway – Bla
  • Fri Dec 4th Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanan

* co-headline with OM
** with Thurston Moore Band, Bo Ningen, Shabazz Palaces
^ with Holly Herndon, Built To Spill, Courtney Barnett, The Notwist
^^ with Metz, Deerhunter, Ariel Pink, Viet Cong

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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