Club 85 presents... GONG + THE ASTRONAUTS (£15/£18)
The ever metamorphosing entity that is Gong launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new album and tour, destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.
Confounding expectations, "Rejoice! I’m Dead!" Gong's latest studio album has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response and the band are currently touring the world to packed audiences! Following the passing of Gong founder Daevid Allen, and with his full support and blessings, Kavus Torabi (vocals/guitar), Fabio Golfetti (guitar/vocals), Dave Sturt (bass/vocals), Ian East (sax/flute) and Cheb Nettles (drums/vocals) took on the mantle of steering the Teapot further into outer space and the inner ear.
Formed 35 years ago in Welwyn Garden City on the backend of the punk explosion of the 70's, after a history of lineup changes bested only by The Fall, chief songwriter Mark Astronaut is still battling on with his impossible to pigeonhole sound and his blusteringly brilliant anarchist lyrical perspective. The Astronaut's general aversion to being hip has always kept them as one of the UKs best kept musical secrets so catch them live soon before they vanish back into the suburbs.
Entry £15 in advance, £18 on the door.
Online tickets are now available from:
Advance tickets are now available from:
Jolly Brown (Hitchin)
Gatefold Record Lounge (Hitchin)
Bar 85 (Hitchin)
David's Music (Letchworth)
Vinyl Revelations (Luton)
16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult and earplugs are available upon request.
Downstairs bar open until 1am.
Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.
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