King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard To Release “Chunky Shrapnel” Live Music Documentary & Album

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced that they will be releasing a new live music documentary and album titled “Chunky Shrapnel.” Fans will be able to rent the release on April 17. It will also be available to purchase in digital outlets on April 24 and physically on May 29.

Stu Mackenzie commented:

“John Stewart [director of ‘Chunky Shrapnel‘] followed us around for a few weeks through Europe. It was fun and funny and wild and weird. Sometimes an inconspicuous fly on the wall, sometimes an intrusive camera man one inch from my face. Always exciting though. ‘Chunky Shrapnel‘ was made for the cinema but as both concerts and films are currently outlawed, it feels poetic to release a concert-film digitally right now.”

A press release added:

‘A musical road movie dipped in turpentine, Chunky Shrapnel is a point of view / on stage experience from the perspective of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Once a song begins, just like the band, you’re stuck in the adrenaline-fueled quicksand that there is no escape from. The film’s contention is clear from the outset, it’s going to be a “journey” not a “lecture”, an incurved experience rather than a linear one.

The band, nor the film-makers, were interested in making a self congratulatory “behind the scenes expose” film. It was a direct decision to keep the inner workings of the band’s personality at arms length, it is the music they were interested in exploring.

The approach was taken that the film’s protagonist should be the “on stage” performances, that was the focus. With this, they abandoned multiple cameras and cross cutting during performances, turning the camera into a vehicle for the audience to experience the show through, rather than placing them in a crowd or side of stage.

At 96 minutes, Chunky Shrapnel more than earns its length. At times gently holding your hand and at other times smashing a bottle over your head and dumping your body in a heaving crowd. There is an inevitability to the film, a driving, ever accelerating spiral that climaxes in a 15 minute medley that spans four countries.’

Here’s the track listing for the live album:

01. “Evil Star”
02. “The River” (live in Luxembourg ’19)
03. “Wah Wah” (live in Madrid ’19)
04. “Road Train” (live in Manchester ’19)
05. “Murder Of The Universe” (live in Utrecht ’19)
06. “Quarantine”
07. “Planet B” (live in London ’19)
08. “Parking” (live in Brussels ’19)
09. “Venusian 2” (live in Milan ’19)
10. “Hell” (live in Milan ’19)
11. “Let Me Mend The Past” (live in Madrid ’19)
12. “Anamnesis”
13. “Inner Cell” (live in Utrecht ’19)
14. “Loyalty” (live in Utrecht ’19)
15. “Horology” (live in Utrecht ’19)
16. “A Brief History Of Planet Earth” (live in London, Berlin, Utrecht and Barcelona ’19)

[via The PRP]

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek was previously scheduled to take place this spring, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour Dates:

10/03 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre (marathon set)
10/05 Seattle, WA – Moor Theatre
10/07 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
10/09 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
10/12 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks (marathon set)
10/13 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks (marathon set)
10/16 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
10/18 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
10/19 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/23 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
10/25 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
10/27 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/28 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
10/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
10/30 St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theatre

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Postpone North American Tour

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have postponed their spring tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band are planning to reschedule at a later date.

The group commented:

“The science says no large gatherings so unfortunately we’re postponing all April/May shows.

Playing music for y’all means so much to us so we’ll be rescheduling as many shows as we possibly can. Hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates, otherwise the venues will be offering refunds. We’ll keep you posted.

The Astor Theatre are working through refunding tickets to our film, Chunky Shrapnel.

We’ll be listening to experts and taking advice about what is best for the human race going forward.

Heaps of new tunes on the way too.

Stay home. Look after each other.”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Release New Live Albums To Raise Money For Australian Wildfire Relief

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released two new live albums including “Live In Paris ’19,” which was recorded at L’Olympia in Paris, France on October 14, 2019, and “Live In Adelaide ’19,” which was recorded at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia on July 12, 2019. You can purchase those on Bandcamp. All the proceeds will go towards Animals Australia and Wildlife Victoria to help out with Australian wildfire relief.