I’m tipping my hand as an 80s prog dilettante, but I had no idea that Goblin had enough non-soundtrack material to really tour. Apparently they do, however, and apparently they are bringing their bloodied, cheesy brand of joy to the good people of the United States for the first time in the history of the world.
A few months back, Goblin announced their plans to play a live soundtrack to Suspiria at the Housecore Horror Film Festival and it appears the excitement over that has driven them to expand their New World ramblings. They will be creeping into slightly over a dozen cities across the US and Canada. One can only assume they’ll get tired of playing the theme to Tenebre pretty quickly.
The other point of interest for the cross-breed film geek and prog fan is the new EP Goblin has assembled to accompany this tour. Pressed to red vinyl with the kindly assistance of Death Waltz Recording Company, the EP contains new renditions of classic Goblin tunes, specifically from Suspira, Tenebre, Deep Red, and Roller. All done up in lovely new packaging from the less-famous-than-he-should-be Graham Humphreys. Basically, be at one of these shows and you’re cool.
10.01.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
10.03.13 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
10.04.13 - Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
10.05.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10.06.13 - Brooklyn, NY - The Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.09.13 - Boston, MA – Sinclair
10.10.13 - Montreal, QC - Le National
10.11.13 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
10.12.13 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
10.13.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.15.13 - Denver, CO - The Gothic Theatre
10.18.13 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
10.19.13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
10.20.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
10.22.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Beyond Fest @ The Egyptian Theater
10.25.13 - Austin, TX - Housecore Horror Film Festival
10.27.13 - Austin, TX - Housecore Horror Film Festival