On the heels of a 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. 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 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.
2017 has been a year for them that solidifies a future, some people going as far to say “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.”
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).
North American Tour Dates:
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 Theater
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