GGGOLDDD announces support tour with Japanese instrumental legends MONO!

The tour is in support of This Shame Should Not Be Mine, released in 2022.

Dark alternative act GGGOLDDD have announced their first full European tour in support of 2022’s masterpiece, This Shame Should Not Be Mine. The band will embark on a 25-date tour with Japanese instrumental legends MONO beginning in Poland on May 6th and culminating in the UK for a string of dates through June 2nd. The band’s new album was released to critical acclaim in April of 2022 and received several best of year nods recently, including from Brooklyn Vegan, A Model of Control, Echoes & Dust, and Scream Blast Repeat.

Tickets can be purchased AT THIS LOCATION.

The band comments: “We are very excited to finally go on tour with our latest album “This Shame Should Not Be Mine”. Especially as support of the legendary MONO. We are working on a very special set of which we will release more details later.”

Full Tour Dates:
MONO “Pilgrimage of the Soul” European Tour 2023 With special guests: GGGOLDDD
May 6 / PL Krakow / Kamienna12
May 7 / PL Warsaw / Proxima
May 8 / PL Gdansk / Drizzly Grizzly
May 9 / CZ Prague / Underdogs
May 10 / CZ Brno / Fleda
May 11 / HU Budapest / Instant Club
May 12 / RO Cluj-Napoca / Form Space
May 13 / RO Bucharest / Quantic
May 15 / SI Ljubljana / Kino Siska
May 16 / IT Bologna / Teatro Perla
May 17 / IT Milan / Santeria Toscana
May 18 / CH Winterthur / Salzhaus
May 19 / NL Maastricht / Muziekgieterij
May 20 / BE Ghent / Dunk! Festival
May 22 / DE Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
May 23 / DE Munich / Technikum
May 24 / DE Dresden / Beatpol
May 25 / DE Dortmund / Junkyard
May 26 / FR Metz / Young Team Festival @ Aerogare
May 27 / NL Utrecht / Tivoli Pandora
May 29 / UK Frome / Cheese & Grain
May 30 / UK Brighton / Chalk
May 31 / UK Nottingham / Rescue Rooms
Jun 1 / UK Bristol / Trinity
Jun 2 / UK Norwich / Arts Centre

More about This Shame Should Not Be Mine: 
In the silence of 2020’s lockdown, Milena Eva was confronted with parts of her past that had been long buried. Bubbling up to the surface, repressed memories and traumatic events pushed their way into her daily life until they could no longer be ignored. With no choice but to confront her past, she accepted its presence in the present, an unwelcome houseguest during already uncomfortable times.

Around the same time, Roadburn Festival approached GGGOLDDD to propose a commissioned performance for the 2021 online edition of the festival – and the opportunity granted Milena a creative outlet to process her emotions. Shortly before their Roadburn performance, Milena revealed that she had been raped aged 19; it is the memories of this time and its lasting impact on her that informed This Shame Should Not Be Mine.

Following the Roadburn show—which was the most viewed and talked about set of the festival and was likened by viewers to acts like Portishead, Massive Attack and Björk—GGGOLDDD had a desire to commit the work to record as soon as possible. They returned to Jaime Gomez Arrelano’s Orgone Studio (Ghost, Grave Pleasures, Paradise Lost) in the UK where they also recorded 2019’s Why Aren’t You Laughing? Granting themselves more time to record than with previous sessions, they worked at a pace that allowed room to breathe and process as they went. The remote location of the studio returned Milena to the silence of her previous emotional confrontations; only this time she embraced the quiet, the distance from real life and the capaciousness of the setting. Mastering was undertaken by Cicely Balston, ensuring that the story and all musical ideas transpired with maximum impact. This setup alongside the recording environment allowed GGGOLDDD to craft the album as they had envisioned it: a dark and contemporary pop album that exists in its own sonic universe.

Visually, the album is complemented by stunning artwork courtesy of Milan-based photographer Szilveszter Makó. The images depicting Milena as a pre-Raphaelite beauty encased in armour display a metaphor for the emotional armour she has worn for years.

With This Shame Should Not Be Mine, GGGOLDDD has delivered the most bold and ambitious work of their career to date. Capturing the essence of both extreme vulnerability and the strength gained from the process of reclaiming ownership of one’s past, these ten tracks are an intimate anthology of transformative power.

This Shame Should Not Be Mine was released on April 1st, 2022, via Toronto-based Artoffact Records as deluxe double-vinyl and double-CD editions, which include a recording of the band’s 2021 Roadburn Festival performance as bonus material. The album also comes as a standalone single-LP edition, as well as digital configurations on streaming and download stores.

Copies can be ordered at this location

Track Listing:
I Wish I Was a Wild Thing with a Simple Heart
Strawberry Supper
Like MagIc
I Won’t Let You Down
Notes on How to Trust
This Shame Should Not be Mine
On You
Beat by Beat

About GGGOLDDD (f/k/a GOLD):
GGGOLDDD have released four previous studio albums to widespread critical acclaim, and have caught the eye of international media with their dark, hypnotic take on pop music. With their roots in rock music, the band embrace experimentalism and are unrestrained by genre boundaries within their work. GGGOLDDD have toured with bands as diverse as Converge and New Model Army, and performed at internationally renowned festivals such as Hellfest and Roadburn – the latter inviting Thomas and Milena to be their 2022 curators.

Danielle Warners – Bass guitar
Igor Wouters – Drums
Jaka Bolič – Guitars
Milena Eva – Vocals, electronics
Thomas Sciarone – Guitars, electronics
Vincent Shore – Guitars

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