Planet Gong Reaches Planet Earth - Legendary Psychedelic Band Announce 2010 UK Dates
Posted: 8th April 2010
Since the 1970s, Anglo-French prog-rock outfit Gong have been telling the story of the mythical land of Planet Gong through the medium of music. Formed by guitarist Steve Hillage, ex-Soft Machiner Daevid Allen and synthesizer wizard Miquette Giraudy in 1967, they began a trilogy of intricate psychedelic works entitled 'Radio Gnome', comprising 'Flying Teapot', 'Angel's Egg' and 'You' all released from 1973 to 1974 and part of the swelling hippy-rock roster of a fledgling Virgin Records.
Cut to 2010 and Gong are back! A new album, '2032', has been recently released and features another chapter in the life of the mythology surrounding the band as well as starring many of the original line-up, including the aforementioned core trio plus Gilli Smyth, Mike Howlett and Didier Malherbe. The title refers to the year that the invisible Planet Gong will finally make contact with Planet Earth. And they say the drugs don't work...
Fuelled by plenty of tea, the key members will once again be performing together for a trio of dates starting with Glasgow on 9th September then Manchester on 10th September and finally London on the 11th. Tickets are £18.50 (£20 for London) and are on sale now.
This is a rare opportunity to witness the true-masters of jazz-prog mixing surrealism, theatre and sheer madness live on stage.
- Tue 3rd Nov 2020 Gong The Rescue Rooms (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Thu 5th Nov 2020 Gong Sub89 (Reading) Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Nov 2020 Gong Harpenden Public Halls (Hertfordshire) Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Nov 2020 Gong The Hare and Hounds Birmingham (Kings Heath) Buy Tickets
- Tue 10th Nov 2020 Gong Gorilla (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Wed 11th Nov 2020 Gong Oran Mor (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Thu 12th Nov 2020 Gong Cluny (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Fri 13th Nov 2020 Gong The Crescent Community Centre (York) Buy Tickets
- Sat 14th Nov 2020 Gong Trades Club (Hebden Bridge) Buy Tickets
- Wed 18th Nov 2020 Gong 1865 (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Fri 20th Nov 2020 Gong Arts Centre (Norwich) Buy Tickets
- Sun 22nd Nov 2020 Gong Thekla (Bristol) Buy Tickets
- Mon 23rd Nov 2020 Gong Earl Haig Club (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Tue 24th Nov 2020 Gong Phoenix Arts Centre (Exeter) Buy Tickets
- Wed 25th Nov 2020 Gong Chalk (formerly the Haunt) (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Fri 27th Nov 2020 Gong, Steve Hillage Subterania (London) Buy Tickets