GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
A precursor to Basilica Soundscape
Tuesday, September 8 at 8 PM
$20 TICKETS ONLINE // $25 AT DOOR
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT DOOR FOR TONIGHT!
BUYERS ENJOY DISCOUNTED $60 SOUNDSCAPE WEEKEND PASS
In a precursor to Basilica Soundscape on September 11 – 13, Godspeed You! Black Emperor will perform a special warm-up show on the heels of their new album Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress.
The legendary, operatic post-rock band from Montreal Canada last performed at Basilica in 2012. The GYBE show is ticketed separately at $20, but with a special $60 discount weekend pass available to all GYBE show attendees for those who want the full upstate soundscape experience.
Since 1995, Godspeed You! Black Emperor is known for mounting sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power, and clunky beautiful film loops. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians, the band has featured as many as 14 performers and put forth 5 albums to widespread critical acclaim. BBC music has hailed their work as “challenging, intense, evocative” and their 2012 album was rated 9.3/10 by Pitchfork and rated an Album of the Year.
Opening the GYBE show will be Xylouris White, a collaboration between legendary Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Jim White, icon of underground music.
The GYBE show is the warm-up to Basilica Soundscape, a carefully curated two-day event that’s been called “the anti-festival” by various publications for offering of a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature. Basilica Soundscape takes place this year in Hudson, NY on September 11 – 13 and features Perfume Genius, Haxan Cloak, Wolf Eyes, HEALTH, ACTRESS, Jenny Hval, Viet Cong, Weyes Blood, Circuit des Yeux, and more.
For those who want a full upstate sonic immersion this September, you get a $60 discounted Weekend Pass to our biggest event of the year, Basilica SoundScape, with your purchase of the GY!BE ticket! All you have to do is FORWARD YOUR GY!BE TICKET CONFIRMATION EMAIL to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a discount code.