Gogol Bordello at O2 Academy Birmingham
Plus Mariachi EL Bronx
Currently making waves on the other side of The Atlantic, Gogol Bordello will be coming over to the UK at the end of the year to play a number of dates after their visits to prolific American cities like Los Angeles, New Orleans and Chicago. Monday the 8th of December will see the band performing at the O2 Academy in Birmingham.
Gogol Bordello are pioneers of their own style, a gypsy subgenre of punk rock that has been the soundtrack to 8 studio albums as well as a number of EP’s and singles. The band first appeared with their debut album in 1999, entitled ‘Voi-La Intruder’, and has since perfected their sound together with their excitingly theatrical live performances. Regularly touring all over the world, Gogol Bordello has gained fans in all corners of the globe, having performed nonstop for the majority of their musical careers. Their most recent long player ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’ received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with Q Magazine describing it as “rougher, tougher and altogether more like the raucous joy of their live shows”. Live music is not the bands only forte however, as members have been seen in feature films such as ‘Everything Is Illuminated’, in which lead singer Hütz appeared with Elijah Wood. As well as this, Coca Cola also used a specially recorded track for their Euro 2012 ad campaign, the track ‘Let’s Get Crazy’.
Appearing on stage with Gogol Bordello will be the punk band from Los Angeles, California, Mariachi El Bronx. This group have a new album due to drop in November, a month before they take to Birmingham’s O2 Academy. Fronting punk rock rethinks of traditional mariachi music (a type of Mexican folk music), Mariachi El Bronx is appearing throughout the winter months with Gogol Bordello and will provide awesome support.
Minimum Age Restriction: 8 years old
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times
Under 25s will require ID in order to purchase alcohol
O2 Academy Birmingham recommend that under 14s do not attend an event in the Stalls standing area.
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