CAMBRIDGE, MA - Photo shoot with Gozu, at The Sinclair. Sunday, January 12, 2014.
With the release of excellent new album Revival, Boston rock and roll sludgers Gozu have had a pretty good first half of 2016. The rest of the year looks just as loud, as this morning the band announced they’re following up an August appearance at Psycho Las Vegas with an 18-date fall European tour. The run begins September 28 in Rome and concludes October 15 in Switzerland, and throughout the run, Gozu will be on the road with Portland, Oregon doom rock dudes Holy Grove.
“When Belinda Carlisle said ‘heaven is a place on earth’, she was talking about the tour with Gozu and Holy Grove,” Gozu frontman Marc Gaffney tells Vanyaland in a statement he probably didn’t think we’d run. “I can already feel it in my plums, so sweet and juicy, let’s do it.”
Adds guitarist Doug Sherman: “So excited to get back to Europe promoting our new album with the amazing Holy Grove! I’ve even brushed up on my Italian — ‘Il mio hovercraft è pieno di anguille’, which translates to ‘My hovercraft is full of eels'”.
We’ll take him at his word on that. In the meantime, fire up the latest releases from Gozu and Holy Grove below (we’re still pretty sweet on the former’s Revival album cut “Big Casino”), and scan through all the Euro shows in proper list form via our friends at the Obelisk.
Gozu & Holy Grove European Tour:
28.09.2016 IT Rome
29.09.2016 IT Erba-Centrale Rock
30.09.2016 IT Ravenna-Bronson
01.10.2016 AT Feldkirch-Villa K
02.10.2016 AT Salzburg-Rockhouse
03.10.2016 IT Trieste-Tetris
04.10.2016 IT Zerobranco-Altroquando
05.10.2016 CH Basel-Terrorsamba
06.10.2016 DE Mannheim-7er Club
07.10.2016 DE Munster-Rare Guitar Shop
08.10.2016 BE Liege-La Zone
09.10.2016 DE Dresden-Chemiefabrik
10.10.2016 DE Koln-Lime
11.10.2016 DE Leipzieg
12.10.2016 DE Berlin-Urban Spree
13.10.2016 DE Stuttgard-KellerClub
14.10.2016 CH Olten-Coq D’or
15.10.2016 CH Frauenfeld-Kaff