Gogol Bordello releasing new album “Pura Vida Conspiracy” on July 23rd

Music News | May 1st, 2013

Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello have finally returned with their 6th full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracy! The album will be released via ATO Records/Casa Gogol Records on July 23rd. In celebration of May Day, an ancient public holiday known for raucous celebrations, Gogol Bordello are offering up a stream of their rebellious new song “Malandrino” to get the party started. Listen here!

The album’s title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for “pure life,” which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material. The disc’s opener, “We Rise Again,” introduces the album’s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centered on a chorus of “Borders are scars on face of the planet.” The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness.

“For me music is a way to explore human potential,” Hutz says. “And that’s my main interest in life – human potential. Everyone knows there’s something inside of us that we’re not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it? Every single person knows that there’s something and nobody knows what it is. So at one point I said to myself, I’m gonna get down and get it.”

Gogol Bordello has spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and has earned a solid reputation as “the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)” and “the world’s most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).” Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe and to the main stage of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Reading and Leeds to name just a few. In addition, Gogol Bordello’s recordings have earned them critical acclaim worldwide and have attracted some of the most respected collaborators and producers including 2005’s Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, produced by indie legend Steve Albini, 2007’s SUPER TARANTA! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) and declared by music critic Robert Christgau as “the best rock album of the decade. Period.” and 2010’s Trans-Continental Hustle produced by Rick Rubin.

Gogol Bordello will return to the US in May for select dates on their first club tour since May 2012 and will be performing at major music festivals around the globe this summer.

Tour Dates:

May 10, 2013 Coimbra Portugal Coimbra Student Festival
May 11, 2013 Porto Portugal Porto Student Festival
May 30, 2013 Robbins Crossing, OH United States Nelsonville Music Festival
May 31, 2013 St. Louis, MO United States The Pageant
June 1, 2013 Ozark, AR United States Wakarusa Music Festival
June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2013 Houston, TX United States Free Press Summer Festival
June 4, 2013 Tulsa, OK United States Cain’s Ballroom
June 5, 2013 Memphis, TN United States Minglewood Hall
June 7, 2013 Indianapolis, IN United States Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
June 8, 2013 Milwaukee, WI United States Pabst Theatre
June 9, 2013 Belle Isle, Detroit MI United States Orion Music + More
June 14, 2013 Donington Park United Kingdom Download Festival
June 16, 2013 Aarhus Denmark NorthSide Festival
June 18, 2013 Warsaw Poland Stodola
June 19, 2013 Wroclaw Poland Eter Club
June 21, 2013 – June 23, 2013 Scheeßel Germany Hurricane Festival
June 21, 2013 – June, 23 2013 Neuhausen ob Eck Germany Southside Festival
June 26, 2013 Borlange Sweden Peace & Love
June 28, 2013 Stord Norway Stordfest
June 29, 2013 Kristiansand Norway Ravnefest
June 30, 2013 Paris France Solidays
July 3, 2013 Hradec Kralove Czech Republic Rock For People
July 5, 2013 St Denis de Gastine France Festival Au Foin De La Rue
July 6, 2013 Saint Prouant France Festival Les Feux de l’Eté
July 7, 2013 Kontich Belgium Rock Werchter
July 20, 2013 Greenfield, MA United States Green River Festival
July 25, 2013 Floyd, VA United States FloydFest
July 27, 2013 Bristow, VA United States Jiffy Lube Live w/Dave Matthews Band
August 3, 2013 Bonner Springs, KS United States Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 8, 2013 – August 10, 2013 Squamish, BC Canada Squamish Valley Music Festival
September 21, 2013 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Rock in Rio (Brasil)
September 23, 2013 Porto Alegre Brazil Opinião
September 24, 2013 Curitiba Brazil Master Hall
September 25, 2013 São Paulo Brazil HSBC Brasil

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