King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Premiere “Straws In The Wind” Video

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have premiered a new video for their new song “Straws In The Wind.“ The band commented:

“Amby and Stu collab on the tune and Jase is back on the tools for the video. Damn this was fun to make! We shot trash around the room with a leaf blower and pretended that we were in a trash tornado. What has the world come to…”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Part Ways With Drummer Eric Moore

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have parted ways with drummer Eric Moore. The band commented:

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Eric’s departure as a member of King Gizz to focus solely on Flightless Records. Over the last decade as both member and manager, from airport to soundcheck and from tourbus to stage he was there each step of the way. Eric made an immeasurable contribution to the band and we’re sad to see him go! We gotta thank him for his devotion, fervour and good times. We’re so grateful to have had the privilege of travelling the world with one of our best buddies. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours and we’ll miss ya on the road mate! xox Stu, Cookie, Lukey, Cavs, Joey, Amby”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Premiere New Song “Some Of Us”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have premiered a new song titled “Some Of Us.“ The band commented:

“This Cookie penned, Stu sung song came together early this year as the world was slowly descending into madness, but before it was truly on fire. We’ve made heaps of tunes lately. Currently putting some sparkles on em. Can’t wait to show y’all before we go down in flames. XOXOX”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Postpone North American Tour To Fall 2021

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have postponed their North American tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now set to take place in fall 2021. Leah Senior will open.

Tour Dates:

10/03 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater (three hour marathon set)
10/05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/06 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
10/07 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/11 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks (three hour marathon set)
10/12 Morrison, CO – Red Rock (three hour marathon set)
10/15 St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theatre
10/16 Chicago, IL – Radius
10/17 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
10/19 Toronto, ON – TBA
10/20 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
10/22 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
10/23 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/24 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/25 Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit

The band commented:

“USA friends: Righto, take 3. Unfortunately we’re forced to postpone this incredibly exciting tour again. We miss shows so much! But we must listen to the science, be responsible and do the right thing. Such is the world in this particular time in space.

By the time we get back into it, we’ll have at least a couple of new records for ya’ll.

For any questions about your ticket, talk to your local venue.

Everybody stay safe, wear a mask, don’t cough on each other etc. We’ll get through this together. Rock n roll will never die.

xoxox
King Gizz”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Premiere “Honey” Music Video

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have premiered a new video for their new single “Honey.“ Frontman Stu Mackenzie said the following:

“Shot at sunset during the apocalypse with a reeeeeeal long lens. I wrote this song a couple of years ago. It’s nice to have it out in the world ❤️

Stu
Xoxox”

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Release “Ratty” Documentary On YouTube

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have officially released their “Ratty“ documentary on YouTube. The effort, which focuses on the making of “Infest The Rats’ Nest,“ was previously only available to those that paid to watch it. That initiative raised over $20,000 for indigenous charities in Australia.

2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That event was supposed to feature Tool, Primus, Tenacious D, Oysterhead, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Flogging Molly, The Struts, etc.

Organizers commented:

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled. Our annual time together on the Farm is nothing short of magical, but out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff, partners and our community, this is a necessary reality.

Bonnaroo will return to the Farm on June 17-20, 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date. All current ticket holders will receive an email shortly with information on how to roll your ticket over to the 2021 festival, or receive a refund.

While we can’t be together on the Farm this year, we’re going to bring the Farm to you! Keep September 24-27, 2020 on your calendars for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend including some of our favorite moments from past and present, along with some special surprises. Details will be coming soon.

Radiate positivity and take care of each other,

– ️ ❤️ Bonnaroo”

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

2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Postponed

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was set to feature Tool, Primus, Tenacious D, Oysterhead, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Flogging Molly, The Struts, etc., will now take place in Manchester, TN on September 24-27.

Organizers commented:

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be rescheduled to take place September 24-27, 2020 out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff and our community.

All current tickets and onsite accommodations (camping, tent rentals, RV, etc.) will be honored for the new weekend. Fans with off-site accommodations and shuttles purchased through the festival will be contacted directly with updates.

Rest assured, we will share updates as quickly as possible via email, our website, and on our social accounts.

Please continue to radiate positivity through this uncharted time in our world. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on The Farm this fall.

– ❤️ Bonnaroo”