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GoGo Penguin tickets and 2020 tour dates

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SWG3 in Glasgow

Wednesday 29th April

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The Marble Factory in Bristol

Sunday 17th May

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Cambridge Junction in Cambridge

Monday 18th May

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O2 Academy in Sheffield

Wednesday 20th May

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Albert Hall in Manchester

Thursday 21st May

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O2 Academy Brixton in London

Friday 22nd May

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Rock Werchter

Rock Werchter Site in Rotselaar

Thursday 2nd July

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Albert Hall in Manchester

Sunday 15th November

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O2 Academy Brixton in London

Monday 16th November

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Rock Werchter

Rock Werchter

Rotselaar, Belgium

2nd - 5th Jul 2020

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Rock Werchter

Rotselaar, Belgium

2nd - 5th Jul 2020

Minimum Age: 18

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Biography

It’s been an astonishing couple of years for Manchester based trio GoGo Penguin (drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth). Their trademark mash-up of minimalist piano themes, deeply propulsive bass lines and electronica-inspired drums has seen them shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and fuelled their exhilarating live shows from Manchester to Montreal and Paris to London. They’ve written and performed a new score for Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi and collaborated with noted choreographer Lynn Page for a Gilles Peterson-curated night at the Barbican. And in the midst of all this they’ve signed a multi-album deal with Blue Note Records, the most famous jazz label on earth. Their new album is called Man Made Object and it’s the sound of a band confidently pursuing their own path. “The title is partly inspired by my fascination with ideas of robotics, transhumanism and human augmentation,” says pianist Illingworth. “We’re recreating electronic music on acoustic instruments. It’s like a man-made object that has become humanised and it seemed like a good album title, one that also means something different to each of us, and hopefully to each listener.”

Indeed, although they're predominately an acoustic piano trio, GoGo Penguin’s music draws from many areas of contemporary electronic music, one where you can hear arcade game bleeps, glitchy breakbeats, hypnotic Aphex-style melodies, grinding bass lines and a rumbling low-end. It has been described as “acoustic electronica”, a term which perfectly sums up their modus operandi. “Many of the songs on this album started out as electronic compositions that I made on sequencing software like Logic or Ableton,” says drummer Turner. “I’ll then play it to the band and we’ll find ways of replicating it acoustically.” And it is that ability to synthesis the seemingly disparate influences of electronica, jazz and classical music into their own unique musical DNA that gives GoGo Penguin such an instantly recognisable and compelling sound. One that is set to reach an even wider audience with the release of Man Made Object on February 5 2016.

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