Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 10 août 2016 20:00, 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.