Vowws Added To Deftones And Gojira’s North American Tour

Vowws have been added to Deftones and Gojira’s upcoming North American tour. They will be replacing Poppy, who had to drop off the trek after it was rescheduled.

Tour Dates:

04/14 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/16 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
04/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
04/23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
04/25 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/28 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/02 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/03 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
05/07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center
05/10 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
05/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
05/13 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
05/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
05/15 New York City, NY – Pier 17
05/17 Washington DC – The Anthem
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
05/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/21 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/22 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
05/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
05/26 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
05/27 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
05/28 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

Gojira Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour With Alien Weaponry & Employed To Serve

Gojira have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour with Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

2022:

07/05 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
07/06 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinhalle 2
07/08 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
07/09 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
07/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
07/13 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/14 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/16 Copenhagen, DEN – KB Hallen
07/17 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
07/19 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box at Ice Hall
07/21 Stockholm, SWE – The Annex
07/23 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
07/25 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
07/26 Wroclaw, POL – A2
07/27 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Music Club
07/29 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
07/30 Zagreb, CRO – Dom Sportova
07/31 Milan, ITA – Carroponte

2023:

02/11 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
02/12 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
02/14 Newcastle, UK – City Hall
02/15 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
02/17 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
02/21 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/22 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
02/24 Bordeaux, FRA – Arkea Arena
02/25 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena
02/26 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
02/28 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier

Gojira commented:

“We cannot express how much we appreciate your continued patience and support while we worked through last month’s postponement.

Despite our best efforts to resume touring this month, the continued uncertainty in various territories has left us with no other choice but to reschedule the remaining dates of the tour as well.

In light of this unfortunate news we are pleased to share the rescheduled dates for the entire European Tour below.

All tickets for the original show dates are valid and for additional information please visit www.gojira-music.com

Gojira Postpone First Leg Of Their European Tour

Gojira have postponed the first leg of their upcoming European tour. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to the current COVID restrictions in place across Europe, we are sadly forced to postpone the first leg of the Gojira European tour due to start on Monday, January 17th 2022 in Helsinki, and ending Wed February 9th 2022 in Bordeaux. We are currently working on rescheduling all postponed shows and plan to announce the new schedule shortly. Please hold on to your tickets which will be valid for the new dates to be published imminently. We will be back together before you know it to experience the healing power of live music again. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Stay safe and healthy.“

Gojira’s Joe Duplantier: “I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If It Gets A Bit Harder On The Next Album”

During a recent interview with Revolver, Gojira vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier revealed that drummer Mario Duplantier is already working on ideas for the band’s next record. He then went on to say that he “wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a bit harder on the next album.”

Joe Duplantier said the following:

“Mario‘s on fire. He’s throwing drum patterns at me day and night, and I’m like, ‘Wait, wait, wait, let me digest what we’ve just been through.’ I almost, sort of out of respect for Fortitude, don’t want to think about a new album now because we’re about to go on tour in Europe and it’s going to be one of the biggest tours we’ve ever done in terms of capacity. So I’m really, really focused on that.

There’s one thing I gotta say, though. As much as I appreciate melodies and exploring new vibes and new tonalities with Gojira, I’m still a death-metal head in my heart, and Mario, too. And after doing this album that’s more toward a rock approach — although there’re metal elements in it — I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a bit harder on the next album.”

Watch Gojira Perform “Adoration For None” Live With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe In Richmond, VA

During Gojira’s November 1 show in Richmond, VA, the band were joined onstage by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe for the live debut of their song “Adoration For None.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. “Adoration For None” appears on Gojira’s 2008 album “The Way Of All Flesh.“

Watch Gojira Perform “Backbone” With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe At 2021 Knotfest Iowa

During their September 25 set at Knotfest Iowa in Indianola, IA, Gojira were joined onstage by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe for a performance of “Backbone.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Scientists Name Three New Fossils After Gojira

Paleontologists Lea Numberger and Ben Thuy from the Natural History Museum Luxembourg and biologist Tania Pineda from the Florida Museum of Natural History have named three new brittle star fossils after Gojira. Two specimens will be called Ophiogojira labadiei and Ophiogojira andreui, while a third closely-related fossil will be called Ophioduplantiera noctiluca. Gojira commented:

“Meet Ophiogojira, a 190-million-year old brittle star named after Gojira. The new fossil comprises two species, Ophiogojira labadiei and Ophiogojira andreui, honoring Gojira’s Jean-Michel Labadie and Christian Andreu, respectively. A third closely related fossil from the same collection was named after Joe and Mario Duplantier: Ophioduplantiera noctiluca. The new fossils were discovered by paleontologists Lea Numberger and Ben Thuy from the Natural History Museum Luxembourg, and biologist Tania Pineda from the Florida Museum of Natural History. Gojira are now part of Earth’s history, and a small step closer to immortality.”

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Gojira Add More Dates To Fall U.S. Tour With Knocked Loose & Alien Weaponry

Gojira have added more dates to their fall U.S. tour with Knocked Loose and Alien Weaponry. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/25 Des Moines, IA – Knotfest
10/08 Boise, ID – Revolution Center (no Knocked Loose)
10/09 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
10/13 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/14 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
10/15 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/17 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
10/19 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
10/20 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/23 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/25 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater
10/27 Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/28 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
10/29 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
10/30 Albany, NY – The Albany Capital Center
11/01 Richmond, VA – The National
11/02 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
11/03 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
11/05 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
11/06 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
11/07 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre