Intense rock instrumentation, ethereal and emotional soundscapes by ambient instrumental band God Is An Astronaut await! Since forming 16 years ago, the Irish trio God Is An Astronaut has reigned as one of the premier instrumental groups. Today they are pleased to announce their upcoming North American tour set for this September. The tour kicks off September 12th in Brooklyn, NY and runs through September 29th in Boston. MA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The band cannot wait to hit North America, “We are delighted to bring our ‘Epitaph’ tour to the US and Canada, we hope you take this very rare occasion to come see us live.”
“Epitaph” is the the title track of God Is An Astronaut’s latest release, available via Napalm Records. There is pain and loss at work here, but not pain and loss that are given in to. Sparse piano motifs face energetic rhythm, shimmering guitar coatings, and eruptions of dense fury breathe life into a journey of melancholic longing.
Each of their prior releases has offered a breath taking sonic journey, and their ninth emotive opus, Epitaph, is a record that both sees a progression in their sound while still remaining true to their ethos that helped define the band. The cover artwork was painted by French artist Fursy Teyssier and fits the melancholic mood beautifully. Joined by long-time drummer Lloyd Hanney, contributions also come from Xenon Field on sound design and former member Jamie Dean on keys.
God Is An Astronaut Live:
9/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9/14: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
9/19: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
9/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
9/21: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
9/23: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
9/25: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
9/27: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/28: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
9/29: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club