The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to present an intimate conversation and performance with Gogol Bordello, at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation will be moderated by special guest Jim Jarmusch and include a discussion with frontman Eugene Hütz about the band’s career, latest music, creative process, musical influences, and more. Following the conversation, the band will perform.
Gogol Bordello is one of many artists to be featured in the GRAMMY Museum’s new New York City program series, which includes bringing a slate of the GRAMMY Museum’s renowned GRAMMY In The Schools Education Programs and Public Programs to the East Coast in partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “A New York Evening With…” is presented by City National Bank and generously supported by the Dawn and Brian Hoesterey Family Foundation.
European Tour coming atcha 💥 💥 💥 Tickets on sale Friday at 10am local venue time.
25 May Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Galvanizers
30 May Osnabrück, DE – Rosenhof
1 June Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg Max
3 June Antwerp, BE – De Roma
4 June Hamburg, DE – Markthalle
7 June Ulm, DE – Roxy
8 June Berlin, DE – Huxleys Neue Welt
9 June Warsaw, PL – Klub Stodola
10 June Poznań, PL – Klub Muzyczny B17
11 June Krakow, PL – Studio Krakow
13 June Frankfurt, DE – Batschkapp
17 June Paris, FR – Élysée Montmartre
18 June Luxembourg, LU – Den Atelier
20 June San Gwann, MT -Aria Complex
22 June Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
Enjoy #Solidaritine! We gave it all. Let the work talk. Co-produced by Walter Schreifels. Massive respect to Gogol Familia trooper Alison Clarke/ Cliqmo Photography for makin such fun vid happen in no time and our friend James Kochalka chiming in with brilliant animation. Stand by foe more collabs with JK #gangsofvt Let the Sea otter , the most energetic animals on the planet, be the GB mascot extra special shout out to Ari Contreras for animation production and makin it happen asap.
“Take Only What You Can Carry” encapsulates emotional message of uprooted people whose lives were destroyed by this fucked up war in Ukraine. The idea was to bring 3 very different Ukrainian artists together responding to the situation ASAP. Oleksandra Zaritska of Ukrainian synth pop group KAZKA brings cathartic justice to lyrics of Сергій Жадан [офіційна сторінка], a punk rocker and Nobel Prize nominated writer and poet from hard-fighting city of Kharkiv. Translated into English by great Virlana Tkacz and me. We’ve never used someone else’s poetry before, but this is coming out of exceptional on all levels and I’m very proud of this collaboration.
Shot and directed by Sereja Tkachenko
dop Jake Christopher
1ac George Alvarez
1ad Yehor Tkachenko
MUAH Alexandra Nesterchuk
producer Valeria Rudenko/ Ira Velychenko
Extra special thank you to Razom for Ukraine, Walter Schreifels, and all participants on such a short notice.
May this be your punky uplift above all troubles of our times. Gogol Bordello will be hitting the road in support of the new album, SOLIDARITINE, this fall. Presale tickets will be available starting Wed, July 20 at 10am local venue time: https://gogolbordello.shop.ticketstoday.com
Oct 20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Oct 21 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
Oct 22 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Oct 23 Waukegan, IL – The Genesee Theatre
Oct 25 Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live*
Oct 26 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Oct 28 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Oct 29 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Oct 31 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
Nov 01 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Nov 03 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory Santa Ana
Nov 04 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Nov 05 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
Nov 07 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
Nov 09 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
Nov 10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Nov 12 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Nov 13 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Nov 14 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Tickets go on sale Fri, July 22 at 10am local venue time at gogolbordello.com.
The seven piece of mixed heritage from locations such as Ukraine, Ecuador, and Russia have consistently riled up audiences with an inimitable patchwork of punk, gypsy, dub, folk, Latin swing, and Eastern European magic. With the more hardcore leanings of SOLIDARITINE, the sense of urgency and a fresh bolt of energy returns the band to their incendiary beginnings while keeping their agit prop leanings front and center. Tapping New York underground icon Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand) for the producer seat, Gogol dove deep into the studio and emerged with a album rife with the insurgent sound of survival. “The album is really about uniting the people of goodwill,” he reveals. “Releasing any kind of art that doesn’t address the situation in Ukraine right now would be pretty despicable.”
1. Shot of Solidaritine
2. Focus Coin
4. The Era of the End of Eras (feat. HR)
5. I’m Coming Out
6. Knack For Life
7. The Great Hunt of Idiot Savant
8. Take Only What You Can Carry (feat. KAZKA)
9. My Imaginary Son
10. Forces of Victory (feat. Serhiy Zhadan and KAZKA)
11. Fire On Ice Floe
12. Gut Guidance
13. Huckleberry Generation
Listen to Gogol Bordello’s new song, “Forces of Victory.” Three strong and very diverse Ukrainian musical voices join together on this track: Gogol Bordello, featuring performances by the legendary poet and punk-rocker Serhiy Zhadan, and ethno-synth-pop sensation Kazka, who are both from hard-fighting city of Kharkiv. This is a message of inspiration and support to defenders of Ukraine, whose integrity and righteous fierceness has been indisputable and reflected by these vigorous creative forces.
The manta-like chorus translates as:
“Just when it seems I can no longer go on
That is exactly how I know that I will make it
I know it’s exactly how the forces of victory awaken deep within
When you are half way through… ”
Performed by: Gogol Bordello feat. Serhiy Zhadan & Kazka
Directed by: Oleg Rooz Additional camera by: Victoria Espinoza , Anthony Strahan, Bradley Johnson
“Forces of Victory” courtesy of SideOneDummy Records
Produced by: Victor Van Vught and Eugene Hutz
Mixing by: Tom Gardner at Rift Studios, Brooklyn, NY in collaboration with Walter Schreifels and Eugene Hutz
Mastered by: Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY
Photos by: Andriy Dubchak
Teroborona is a term for Civil Defence Units formed of civilians who stood up to protect Ukraine. Many of my artist and musicians friends had to pick up arms and join Teroborona. This is a dedication to their courage and to the courage of all defenders. The song is rooted in Ukrainian traditional dance “Arkan”, one of true Ukrainian Hutzul spirit. All proceeds will go to Ukraine relief.
Lyrics feature shout outs to specific units of Teroborona in various Towns olin Ukraine.