They said it wouldn’t happen. Several people wanted it to happen. And now it has. Godspeed You! Black Emperor are to reform and curate weekend one of All Tomorrow’s Parties, December 3-5, 2010. Read on for details and interview with band leader Efrim.
Getintothis interviewed chief songer-writer Efrim Menuck and talked about the possibility of reforming back in 2008, here’s what he had to say.
Meanwhile a statement released by the band said: “After a decade’s retreat, god’s pee has decided to roll again. we are, as always, stoked, stubborn and petrified. between now and the live-dates, there’ll be rivers of noise and distraction. and the internet is a petty tyrannical monster. please remember that really all that matters is the keep on keeping on. and all that really matters is the shows. and physical engagement in the world. and folks like us and folks like you. thanks for understanding, and thank you for still listening.
see you next winter.
xoxoxox godspeed you! black emperor.”
To read the full statement click here: http://www.1119732.net
Godspeed You! Black Emperor will not be doing interviews or other press for this event.
ATP Founder Barry Hogan: “Godspeed performed at the Bowlie Weekender as well as at some of our early ATP festivals, and so we are very proud to have one of our favourite bands back after a long break to conclude our 10th anniversary along with Bowlie 2.”
The first set of line-up additions are:
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
MIKE WATT (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Stooges)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor will perform on all three nights in the Centre Stage venue. As this venue does not hold the entire festival capacity, ticketholders will choose one night for which they will receive a guaranteed entry wristband. Once wristbanded people have entered the venue each night, others will be allowed in on a first come first served basis allowing some people to see multiple shows.
Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor are priced at ÃÂ£165.00pp for room only and ÃÂ£175.00pp for self catering and go on sale this Friday 9th April at 9am from www.atpfestival.com
Godspeed You Black Emperor: East Hastings.