GODS AND QUEENS: Fall European Tour Confirmed; Three Releases Now Streaming

Philadelphia-based indie bandits GODS AND QUEENS have confirmed a new date European tour, set to take place through most of November and into December, with twenty-five shows confirmed at press time. Having already toured Europe four times since 2009 — three of the trips fully self-booked — this latest venture sees the band again taking their angular, nonconformist rock and unpredictable live show to European fans, invading underworld venues they’ve antagonized previously as well as new scenes.

GODS AND QUEENS have almost been killed driving off a cliff in the Massif Central region of France, accidentally stabbed their European driver early this year, resulting in 38 stitches, and once finished a five-week tour of Europe with a broken-footed drummer. Besides headlining several of their own DIY-booked Euro tours, they’ve also toured stateside with Coliseum, Blacklisted, Young Widows and more. Their live shows consist of a raucous blend of volume and seriousness, blatant antagonism aimed directly towards the audience, or ditching their own songs mid-set to play the entire Land Speed record by Hüsker Dü.

The GODS AND QUEENS lineup is led by guitar/vocals Jamie Getz (ex-Lickgoldensky, ex-Versoma), joined by bassist Ben Roysden (Fire In the Hearts And Minds) and drummer Jeff Ziga (Armalite, Affirmative Action Jackson). Existing in their own musical purgatory — too heavy to be an idie rock band, yet too indie rock to be a heavy band — they play noisy, melodic rock, not far off from, and directly influenced by 1990’s stalwarts Unwound, Lowercase, June Of 44, Lush or Lungfish, yet they mostly get booked on metal shows. With releases out via Robotic Empire, Adagio830 and Sons Of Vesta, all records in the GODS AND QUEENS catalog are Untitled, and all of their song titles are “Untitled” followed by a number. Stream all three Untitled records now on their Bandcamp page.

GODS AND QUEENS November 2011 European Tour:
11/09/2011 La Miroiterie – Paris, France
11/10/2011 Le Bar des Capucins – Lyon, France
11/11/2011 Edoné – Bergamo, Italy
11/12/2011 Arci Valverde – Forli, Italy
11/13/2011 Borederline – Pisa, Italy
11/15/2011 TBA – Koper, Slovenia
11/16/2011 Radio Student FM 89.3 – Ljublijana, Slovenia *early show – Jamie solo/acoustic set
11/16/2011 Pekarna – Dvorana Gustaf Maribor, Slovenia
11/17/2011 Menza Pri Koritu – Ljubljana, Slovenia
11/18/2011 Medika – Zagreb, Croatia
11/19/2011 Kino Bosna – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovnia
11/21/2011 TBA – Split, Croatia
11/22/2011 Széfra – Budapest, Hungary
11/23/2011 Venster 99 – Vienna, Austria
11/24/2011 SUB – Graz, Austria
11/25/2011 AZ Conni – Dresden, Germany
11/26/2011 Saechsischer Bahnhof – Gera, Germany *early show
11/27/2011 Schokoladen – Berlin, Germany *early show
11/28/2011 Exhaus – Trier, Germany
11/29/2011 Waldmeister – Solingen, Germany
11/30/2011 AZ – Aachen, Germany
12/01/2011 De Onderbroek – Nijmegen, Netherlands
12/02/2011 Secret Spot – Oostende, Belgium
12/03/2011 Vera – Groningen, Netherlands *free show
12/04/2011 ACU – Utrecht, Netherlands *early show

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