If you haven’t heard Gigan, then know that it’s not your customary brand of. It’s bombastic, mind-blowing, confusing, heavy, violent, transcending, pensive… OK, fine, throw the book at it. The only thing that would make seeing them live even better is a light show… oh, hey, wait a sec, that’s what Gigan is doing, at least in Chicago on May 5th, at The Cobra Lounge. That show will feature a full liquid light show and visual accompaniment — eat that hipster Daft Punk fans.
But the Ceremonies and Hallucinations Tour actually gets underway on May 2nd, at The Bottom End in Appleton, Wisconsin. Check out the list of tour dates below. The tour also welcomes special guests on both coasts, specifically Transylvanian eclectic metal sorcerers, Negură Bunget, in both Santa Ana and Las Vegas, as well as Mike Browning’s iconic Nocturnus A.D. in Tampa!
Guitarist Eric Hersemann stated:
Gigan is excited to start our 2014 with the Ceremonies And Hallucinations U.S. Tour as we will be hitting many of the cities we missed last year and we are looking forward to seeing all of you! The Ritualistic Projection Tour 2013 was a stellar time and this tour will be even better! Come out and transcend the norm!
Gigan Ceremonies And Hallucinations Tour 2014:
5/02/2014 The Bottom End – Appleton, WI
5/03/2014 The Wisco – Madison, WI
5/04/2014 The House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI
5/05/2014 The Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/06/2014 The Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN
5/07/2014 The Haymarket – Louisville, KY
5/09/2014 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/10/2014 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL w/ Nocturnus A.D.
5/11/2014 Atticus Bar – Jacksonville, FL
5/14/2014 White Swan – Houston, TX
5/15/2014 Reno’s – Dallas, TX
5/16/2014 Beerland – Austin, TX
5/17/2014 ’s – San Antonio, TX
5/18/2014 The Weather Balloon – Roswell, NM
5/20/2014 The District – Tucson, AZ
5/21/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ
5/22/2014 The Boncroft – San Diego, CA
5/23/2014 The Handbag Factory – Los Angeles, CA
5/24/2014 Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA w/ Negură Bunget
5/25/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV w/ Negură Bunget
From the Press Release:
Gigan released their titanic Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science full-length last year via Willowtip Records. Recorded with Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago, Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science is an instrumentally dense, methodically precise, conceptually captivating, and physically challenging listening excursion that commands its listener’s attention.
The brainchild of left-handed lead guitarist and founding member Eric Hersemann, Gigan has been challenging the mortal laws of extreme music and creativity since early 2006. Forged around the simple notion that the imagination should be art’s only limit, Gigan’s style of creative delivery has simultaneously invoked reactions of amazement, disbelief, shock, awe, and, ultimately, respect.
Rock Hard \m/