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Gogol Bordello Announces West Coast Tour Kicking Off May 18

Support By Grace Bergere, Mary Shelley & Forrest Day

Gogol Bordello Announces West Coast Tour Kicking Off May 18

“The gypsy punk band brings their high-energy live show to a new level…

will have you dancing and singing along.” - Rolling Stone


“Richly inventive rock continues to make good on the immigrant dreams of that youngster, 

with strains of his Roma heritage rubbing up against reggae rhythms 

and high-speed New York raucousness.” - The New Yorker



Tuesday, February 26 - Today, international punk band Gogol Bordello announces their West Coast Tour this May, kicking off in San Diego on May 18 hitting Bottlerock Festival and Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival on the way. Tickets are on sale this Friday, March 1.

Since the band’s genesis in the Lower East Side punk-rock scene of 1999, Gogol Bordello has been riling up audiences with an inimitable patchwork of raucous punk and Eastern European Gypsy-swing. Latest album Solidaritine takes them back to hardcore roots with a renewed sense of urgency, as Hütz explains: “Solidaritine is the substance that unlocks our empathy and our full human potential…May this be your punky uplift for our packed with troubled times.” 



Public On Sale: Friday, March 1



5/18 San Diego, CA - SOMA *#

5/20 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *#

5/21 Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater *#

5/23 San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theater *#

5/24 Napa, CA - Bottlerock Festival

5/25 Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre *@

5/27 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling

* Grace Bergere / # Mary Shelley / @ Forrest Day


Gogol Bordello: Leo Mintek, Eugene Hütz, Korey Kingston, Pedro Erazo, Gil Alexandre, Sergey Ryabtsev and Erica Mencini


With Hütz’s recent announcement (Rolling Stone) of Casa Gogol Records, comes a timely collaboration cover of Angelic Upstarts’ “Solidarity” with Bernard Sumner (Joy DivisionNew Order) and Zachery Allan Starkey (Composer/Producer and New Order affiliate). Listen to Bernard Sumner’s “Right To Freedom” Mix and Gogol Bordello’s “Unity” Mix. This tribute to the punk and anti-Soviet movement will benefit injured Ukrainian soldiers through Kind Deeds, and stand in solidarity with oppressed groups worldwide.

This year also saw Gogol Bordello release collaborative benefit song “United Strike Back” to raise funds and support for Ukrainian soldiers, featuring Tre Cool (Green Day), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Joe Lally (FugaziThe Messthetics),Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Monte Pittman (Ministry), Sasha (Kazka) & Puzzled Panther.

Earlier in June, Vice documentary Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Storypremiered at Tribeca Film Festival, leaving with a Special Jury Mention for Best New Documentary Director Award and praise like “Hütz’s story is fascinating and triumphant. Scream of My Blood’ remains essential.” (Variety). The film has also been shown at the Warsaw Film Festival (Audience Award for Documentary Feature)Centre Film Festival (Audience Award), SXSW SydneyIn-Edit International Music Documentary Film Festival and more as it continues the festival circuit - including screenings in Burlington, Vermont where Eugene’s story in the United States began.



Since 1999, International punk band Gogol Bordello, led by Ukrainian frontman Eugene Hütz, has been filling up rooms with an energy that could run a whole city. Their latest album Solidaritine is no exception, going back to their hardcore roots. A lifelong lover of the punk scene growing up in Ukraine, Hütz finally found himself where he felt he belonged, in New York’s Lower East Side in the late 90s, where he went to shows and later performed at the legendary CBGB. Crashing at friends’ apartments and playing acoustic sets in NYC Ukrainian bars, his group steadily grew to an 8 piece multicultural band, combining Eastern, Western and Latin traditions. Since then the band has lit up stages around the world alongside System of a Down, Primus, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, dueted with Regina Spektor, and cut albums with legends Rick Rubin and Steve Albini.

Russia's war in Ukraine is personal for Eugene & the band, who have been tirelessly advocating for Ukrainian solidarity, partnering with Nova Ukraine, ArtDopomoga, and putting together benefits with Patti Smith, The Hold Steady, Suzanne Vega, Magnetic Fields, Matisyahu and more. Hütz has also appeared in arthouse films such as Liev Schreiber’s Everything Is Illuminated with Elijah Wood, Filth and Wisdom helmed by Madonna and Vice documentary Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story (Executive Producer Liev Schreiber).




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