Friday, 14 January 2011

Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Grande Halle De La Villette - January 14th 2011

Band : Godspeed You ! Black Emperor
Venue : Grande Halle De La Villette
Town (country) : Paris (France)
Date : January 14th 2011
Grade : 5/5

Setlist :
Hope Drone
Gathering Storm
World Police And Friendly Fire
Dead Metheny
Tazer Floyd (Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls)

Comments : The reunion that got me most excited over the last year. Tonight is the very first show of the second half of the European tour (after the ATP/UK ones in December). The venue is probably not the best place to see the band (or any other band actually), being an old abattoir supposedly holding 4500 people. Gladly (and with a little help), we managed to get front row spots. The overall atmosphere is very different than the previous Godspeed shows I have seen. I would say less emotive due to the absence of Norsola on the cello, but the return of Mike Moya brings back something beautiful to the music and Karl Lemieux definitely makes something amazing with the visuals. No new songs as secretly announced by an inside source, but a great new version of "Albanian".

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