The ever-changing ensemble GONG, as always, venture into uncharted - and ignorant - territory with a new 2022 tour that will be talked about, debated and debated up and down the country.
From its beginnings on a French commune in 1967, through the years at Virgin Records, through mismanagement, lawsuits, dissolutions and reunions, deaths and rebirths - there has always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music.
The current band members have been together for the last eight years got together bassist Dave Sturt joined as the 2032 album was released to the world; Ian East (saxophone, flute) was the next to come in through the portal; Fabio Golfetti brought his guitars from Brazil (having worked with Daevid Allen for many years); Kavus Torabi (lead vocals and guitars) appeared to Daevid in a vision; Cheb Nettles (drums) just showed up.
In 2015 Daevid Allen passed away. His influence and legacy was continued on the band's subsequent album, Rejoice! I'm Dead! (2016) honored. Over the past year, GONG has performed with the Steve Hillage Band (himself a former member of the 1970s GONG line-up) and released the critically acclaimed album The Universe Also Collapses (2019).
Gong's musically diverse world encompasses shades of psychedelia, space rock, jazz, avant-garde, krautrock and surreal soundscapes.
Gong has no time for the old normal, so looking ahead to 2022, let's unleash THE NEW ABNORMAL! There's a revolution coming and, by the gods, it's going to need a soundtrack. Let's gather together, sing praises to the moon and love, love, love.
This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time!