After a small tour in Europe in April, with shows in Germany, Sweden and Denmark, the avant-garde group GOAT announced another European tour upcoming June. To promote their first vinyl release, a double album of their first two albums, the group decided to tour Europe once again. After performances at Le Guess Who?, Aarhus Jazz Festival, Micro Festival and more, it looks like that the group loves coming back to Europe for more.
More tour dates will be announced, but the following dates are announced.
Sunday 3 June: Serralves Foundation – Porto, Portugal
Wednesday 6 June: Cave12 – Geneva, Switzerland
Thursday 7 June: Grrrnd Zero – Lyon, France
Friday 8 June: Blackout Fest @ Spazio 211 – Torino, Italy
Saturday 9 June: 9 JUN 2018 @ Colorificio Kroen – Verona, Italy
Thursday 14 June: De School Muzieklokaal – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Friday 15 June: Vera – Groningen, The Netherlands
Saturday 16 June: Paradox – Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sunday 17 June: ACU (presented by EKKO) – Utrecht, The Netherlands
GOAT, previously comprised of guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, create music unlike many of the rock bands. In their percussive songs, they mute the melodic instruments to reinforce the beat, and make frequent use of harmonics played outside the twelve-tone. After going through a reshape in early 2017 with a new lineup, they have moved on to build compositions that explore rhythmic aspect even further, centring on intertwining patterns of repetitive rhythms. So far, they have released two albums from the label HEADZ; their debut album “NEW GAMES” in 2013, and second album “Rhythm & Sound” in 2015. GOAT consists of Koshiro Hino (percussion/bass), Akihiko Ando (percussion/sax), Takafumi Okada (percussion/drum), and Tomoyuki Hamamoto (percussion).