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Wed, 02 Mar




This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time

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Time & Location

02 Mar 2022, 19:30

Southampton, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14, UK


About The Event

The ever-metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new tour for 2020, 2021, 2022 destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.

From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and re-joining’s, deaths and rebirths – there has always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music.

The current holders of the flame have come together over the last eight years; sinuous bass player Dave Sturt joined just as the album 2032 was shown to the world; Ian East (Sax, Flute) was the next to blow in through the portal; Fabio Golfetti brought his guitars from Brazil (after working with Daevid Allen for many years); Kavus Torabi (lead vox and guitars) appeared to Daevid in a vision; Cheb Nettles (drums) just sort of turned up.

In 2015, Daevid Allen passed away. His influence and legacy were honoured on the band’s subsequent album, Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016). Over the past year GONG has performed with Steve Hillage Band (himself a former member of the 1970s GONG line-up) and released the critically acclaimed album The Universe Also Collapses (2019).

Gong’s musically diverse world includes shades of psychedelia, space rock, jazz, avant-garde, krautrock and surreal soundscapes.

“Postponing our November 2020 tour was the mother of all drags,” confesses Kavus Torabi. “But now we are having to postpone the rescheduled dates from May and September 2021 as well. We promised the transformation of utilitarian rooms across the country into shimmering psychedelic temples, bursting with radiance one and all, only to find ourselves all blindsided by an unprecedented metamorphosis.

Gong has no time for the old normal, so as we look towards 2022, let us unleash THE NEW ABNORMAL!

There’s a revolution coming and, by the gods, it’s going to need a soundtrack. Let us congregate, sing praises to the moon and love, love, love.”

GONG is:

Kavus Torabi: Vocals, Guitars

Dave Sturt: Bass

Ian East: Sax

Cheb Nettles: Drums

Fabio Golfetti: Guitars


This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time


(rescheduled from November 2020 & May 2021)

Tue 01            BRIGHTON                                       Chalk

Wed 02          SOUTHAMPTON                             1865

Thu 03            READING                                          Sub 89

Fri 04              GUILDFORD                                    Boileroom

Sat 05             COLCHESTER                                Arts Centre

Tue 08            MANCHESTER                                Gorilla

Wed 09          GLASGOW                                        Oran Mor

Thu 10            CARLISLE                                        Brickyard

Sat 12            STOCKTON-ON-TEES                   Georgian Theatre

Sun 13           NORWICH                                        Arts Centre

Mon 14           BURY St. EDMUNDS                     The Apex

Tue 15            BIRMINGHAM                                  Hare & Hounds

Wed 16          NOTTINGHAM                                  Rescue Rooms

Thu 17            NEWCASTLE                                   Cluny

Fri 18              YORK                                                 Crescent

Sat 19            HEBDEN BRIDGE                           Trades Club

Sun 20           BETHESDA                                      Neuadd Ogwen

Tue 22            EXETER                                            Phoenix

Wed 23          BRISTOL                                           Thekla

Thu 24            STROUD                                           Sub Rooms

Fri 25              HITCHIN                                            Club 85

Sat 26            RAMSGATE                                      Music Hall

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Please note:

  • Harpenden Public Halls originally scheduled for Fri 6 Nov 2020 will not be rescheduled. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.
  • Shows scheduled at London Subterania on Friday 28 May 2021 Wigan Old Courts on Weds 15 Sept 2021; Cardiff Earl Haig on Sun 19 Sept 2021 are still to be rescheduled and new dates will be announced shortly.

Management: Glenn Povey / Event Horizon Live

M: 07841 594677




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