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Godspeed You!
Black Emperor

Wednesday 10 August 2016
Edinburgh Playhouse

Experiencing the visceral force of Godspeed You! Black Emperor live can change your beliefs about the power of music. Confrontational, fiercely political, they bathe their audiences in mesmerising, multi-layered symphonic waves, inducing ecstasy, terror and everything in between.

The elusive Montreal band have a cult status, down to their legendary anonymity, radical political convictions and very rare live gigs. They notoriously refuse to play by music industry rules: ‘No singer no leader no interviews no press photos.’

They’re unflinching in their critique of a grim consumer society in terminal decline. But they convey their tough messages of defiance in hypnotic, sensuous music that strikes right at the heart of your emotions. They are embraced around the world as an example of the boundless potential of rock.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor play a rare concert at the Edinburgh Playhouse, as well as their collaboration with Vancouver dance company The Holy Body Tattoo on the powerful dance work monumental on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August.


In association with Synergy Concerts

There will not be a support act for this event and the advertised start time will be when the concert begins


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Venue

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3AA

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GY!BE | The Scotsman

August 13th 2016

Hugely emotional

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Review by: 

David Pollock

The Scotsman

GY!BE | The Herald

August 11th 2016

Point of holy salvation in an increasingly dark world

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Review by: 

Neil Cooper

The Herald

GY!BE | The Scotsman

August 13th 2016

A force of nature

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Review by: 

David Pollock

The Scotsman


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.

Tickets

Circle: £30 £25
Stalls: £30 £25 £20
Balcony: £25 £20

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
Senior citizens : 30% off
Unemployed: 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU : 30% off
Under 18s : 50% off
Young Scot cardholders : 50% off