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    Fri, 20 May 2011 12:53:11

    God is an Astronaut to Tour the US This August - It's their first stateside tour since 2008

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    Welcome back, Irish post-rock juggernauts God Is an Astronaut! The band has announced its long-awaited return to the US for a headlining tour in August. The band will head stateside for the first time since 2008 in support of their latest album, Age of the Fifth Sun. Welcome back, gents. Your band name makes me wonder if God works for NASA.

    Hailing from Glen of the Downs, Ireland, GIAA have become one of the most widely celebrated underground post-rock, instrumental bands in the world, amassing a cult following of millions through word of mouth since their epic 2002 debut The End of the Beginning.

    The celestial four piece, which consists of Torsten Kinsella (guitar), Niels Kinsella (bass, visuals), Michael Fenton (drums) and Jamie Dean (piano/synths), peer into the cosmos with an aurora of swelling guitars, flaring synth and exploding rhythm resulting in a beautifully intense style of post-rock that is entirely their own.

    Having performed sold out shows throughout the United Kingdom and across Europe over the past few years, GIAA have finally set their sights on the US for their first tour in over three years. Bring it!

    God is an Astronaut Tour Dates:

    Aug 4 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
    Aug 5 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
    Aug 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Jonny Brenda's
    Aug 8 – Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
    Aug 10 – Detroit, MI – TBA
    Aug 11 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
    Aug 13 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
    Aug 16 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
    Aug 17 – Portland, OR – Dante's
    Aug 20 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
    Aug 21 – West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour

    Are you going to check out God is an Astronaut when they return to the US this August?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.20.11




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