French behemoths GOJIRA have answered fan demands, confirming a headline tour of the UK in March 2017. The band have just performed to some of their biggest UK audiences to date, supporting rock titans Alter Bridge on their recent arena run.
Described by The Independent then as “absolutely transcendent… challenging, visceral, spectacular, life-affirming, and unique”, on the prospect of a headline tour they continued, “…if you have any interest what-so-ever in seeing one of the best live bands on the planet, it is absolutely essential that you are there.”
Dates rack up as follows:
Sat 11th Mar – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 12th Mar – LONDON O2 Forum
Tue 14th Mar – MANCHESTER Academy
Wed 15th Mar – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 16th Mar – LEEDS O2 Academy
Fri 17th Mar – GLASGOW O2 ABC
Sat 18th Mar – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Support acts will be announced in due course. O2’s ticket pre-sale starts 12pm Saturday 3rd Dec, with tickets on general sale from 12pm Monday 5th Dec, via livenation.co.uk and all good box offices.
The band’s latest album, ‘Magma’, is already notching up #1 positions in the 2016 end of year Top Album polls.
“I wondered if I was going mad. I spent all the money on wood and screws, and six months later, there was a studio right in front of me”. Gojira’s Joe Duplantier spoke to the guys at Music Radar about the process of building their own studio to record their latest album ‘Magma’. Check the full article over at Music Radar.
If you weren’t lucky enough to watch Gojira dominate Bloodstock Festival this past weekend, you can check out this awesome footage and interview from the festival! Gojira’s latest album ‘Magma’ is out now.
Gojira have debuted their official music video for ‘Low Lands.’ Taken from their acclaimed chart topping new album MAGMA, ‘Low Lands’ and its music video are streaming now on the Gojira’s official YouTube channel. The captivating video – directed by band members Joe and Mario Duplantier’s cousin, Alain Duplantier – was shot at the brothers’ family home in Ondres, France.
Joe Duplantier commented on the new visual stating, “It is an intimate and poetic piece directed by our dear cousin and friend Alain Duplantier. One of the ‘characters’ featured in this film is ‘Gayeres’ the family house where Mario and I grew up. We jammed to our first songs, started Gojira, and recorded most of our albums there. Our sister Gabrielle also contributed to the making of this video. We want to thank all the wonderful people who worked hard to make this happen and all our fans for supporting us with so much passion and respect. We hope you’ll enjoy the trip as much as we do.”
Last month Gojira returned with their widely acclaimed new LP MAGMA to take the #1 spot on Billboard’s ‘Hard Rock Albums’ chart making them the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence. The release of MAGMA marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career around the globe.
This Autumn, Gojira embark on an extensive North American headline tour with Tesseract. The band return to the UK from November 23rd, in support of Alter Bridge. Volbeat and Like A Storm also perform. Tickets are on sale now for the following arena shows:
Wed 23rd Nov – MANCHESTER, England – Arena
Thu 24th Nov – LONDON, England – O2 Arena
Sat 26th Nov – NOTTINGHAM, England – Motorpoint Arena
Sun 27th Nov – BIRMINGHAM, England – Genting Arena
Mon 28th Nov – CARDIFF, Wales – Motorpoint Arena
Thu 1st Dec – GLASGOW, Scotland – Hydro
Fri 2nd Dec – LEEDS, England – First Direct Arena
Recorded at the band’s own Silver Cord Studio in Ridgewood, Queens, MAGMA is produced, mixed and engineered by Gojira. It is the first of Gojira’s albums to be recorded at Silver Cord, their new NYC headquarters which brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier began building out by hand in 2014.
MAGMA has been heralded by two stunning visuals pieces for album tracks “Silvera” and “Stranded.” “Silvera” is accompanied by a Drew Cox directed music video shot in New York City, which has received over 1.5 Million views on Gojira’s official YouTube channel while the official video for “Stranded,” directed by Vincent Caldoni, has already garnered 2.1 Million views and charted in the Top 25 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart.
“We wanted to change the dynamic…” Check out part 2 of our interview with Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier. In this piece he discusses the mood and dynamic of their new album ‘Magma’. Watch it below!
“Everything has an influence on the music…” We spoke to Gojira’s Mario Duplantier about writing whilst on the road with Slayer and the impact of constructing their own Silver Cord Studio.
Gojira’s new album ‘Magma’ is out now! You can stream the album on Spotify, get the CD from Amazon, MP3 from iTunes and for limited edition gold 12″ vinyl and merch bundles head to the Roadrunner store!
You can now listen to Gojira’s majestic new album ‘Magma’ in full exclusively with the Independent. The album is officially released on Friday. You can pre-order the CD from Amazon, MP3 from iTunes which includes instant downloads of ‘Stranded’ and ‘Silvera’, for vinyl and merch bundles head straight to the Roadrunner store!
Gojira’s Mario and Joe Duplantier, sat down with the guys from Metal Injection in their very own Silver Cord studio. In the interview which you can watch over on Metal Injection, the guys discuss the building of the studio, as well as the impact that it had on their eagerly awaited new album ‘Magma’. You can now pre-order Magma vinyl/CD and merch bundles from the Roadrunner store or grab the CD from Amazon and digital on iTunes.