After a short run of live dates in Europe recently, Lightning Bolt will be back this November and December for a full tour!
Riding high from their acclaimed sixth studio album “Fantasy Empire” (out via Thrill Jockey now), the duo will be demolishing a gig venue near you with their brilliant brand of ferocious, all consuming hi-octane rock.
Drummer Brian Chippendale will also be playing as his solo project Black Pus at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas at Prestatyn on 28th November.
Over the course of Lightning Bolt’s two-decade existence, they have revolutionised the underground rock scene in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between the stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous and chaotic live performances, and the mania they inspired has paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. An incredible live act not to be missed.
U:Mack Presents Lightning Bolt Hangar, Andrews Lane Tuesday 24th November
Meanwhile, Lightning Bolt guitarist Brian Gibson is working on a ‘rhythm violence’ videogame Thumper (!) which is due for release next year.
Through his own video game design company “Drool”, which he co-founded with fellow Harmonix employee Marc Flury, the two have been busy working away on a “rhythm violence” game called “Thumper”. A project several years in the making thus far, the game sees you control a space beetle while careening towards confrontation with an insane giant head from the future… as mind-melting as his band, Lightning Bolt? Most definitely. The game will feature streamlined gameplay that uses one thumbstick and a single button only.