2x Grammy® nominated, unmissable French titans Gojira have announced their eagerly-awaited return to Europe with an extensive tour January – March 2022. The new dates, which will be split into two legs, feature special guests Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve. The first leg kicks off Jan 17th in Finland and closes in France on Feb 9th, with the second leg picking up in The Netherlands on Feb 20th and wrapping in the UK on Mar 14th.
Tickets for the European run go on general sale at 10am BST (11am CET) on Monday 5th July. Look out for earlier pre-sales from Friday – in the UK, the O2 pre-sale starts 10am BST on Saturday and the Live Nation pre-sale launches 10am BST Sunday. For all tickets and more information on Gojira’s live schedule visit www.gojira-music.com.
2022 TOUR DATES:*with Alien Weaponry, Employed To Serve
Mon 17th Jan – FINLAND – Helsinki, House Of Culture
Wed 19th Jan – NORWAY – Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Thu 20th Jan – SWEDEN – Stockholm, The Annex
Sat 22nd Jan – DENMARK – Copenhagen, The Grey Hall
Mon 24th Jan – GERMANY – Berlin, Huxleys
Tue 25th Jan – CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague, Forum Karlin
Thu 27th Jan – POLAND – Wroclaw, A2
Fri 28th Jan – POLAND – Krakow, Tauron Arena
Sat 29th Jan – HUNGARY – Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club
Mon 31st Jan – CROATIA – Zagreb, Culture Factory
Wed 2nd Feb – AUSTRIA – Vienna, Arena
Fri 4th Feb – GERMANY – Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik
Sat 5th Feb – SWITZERLAND – Zurich, Komplex
Sun 6th Feb – ITALY – Milan, Alcatraz
Tue 8th Feb – FRANCE – Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier
Wed 9th Feb – FRANCE – Bordeaux, Arkea Arena
Sun 20th Feb – THE NETHERLANDS – Tilburg, 013
Tue 22nd Feb – GERMANY – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
Thu 24th Feb – GERMANY – Oberhausen, Turbinhalle 2
Sat 26th Feb – FRANCE – Paris, Accor Arena
Mon 28th Feb – BELGIUM – Brussels, Forest National
Tue 1st Mar – LUXEMBOURG – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Fri 4th Mar – UK – London, Alexandra Palace
Sat 5th Mar – UK – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Sun 6th Mar – UK – Newcastle, City Hall
Tue 8th Mar – UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Thu 10th Mar – UK – Belfast, Ulster Hall
Fri 11th Mar – IRELAND – Dublin, National Stadium
Sun 13th Mar – UK – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
Mon 14th Mar – UK – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
News of the tour follows the recent release of Gojira’s acclaimed new album FORTITUDE, which is available now on all streaming platforms. The powerful collection is highlighted by the singles “Another World,” “Born For One Thing,” “Into The Storm,” “Amazonia,” and most recently “The Chant,” a slow-burning track featuring some of Gojira’s most melodic material to date. The official music video for “The Chant” was written / conceived by the band’s own Joe Duplantier and directed by Russell Brownley. Filmed on location in India’s West Bengal region in December 2019, the cinematic video examines the plight of refugee children from Tibet who fled their homeland in an attempt to preserve their culture following China’s invasion of the country in 1949.
Furthermore, Gojira recently concluded a month-long fundraising initiative in support of the indigenous owned NGO The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Working with the social good-focused digital platform Propeller, the charitable campaign raised over $300K through an auction and raffle of one-of-a-kind items from the band and their friends in Metallica, Tool, Slipknot, Slayer, Slash and more. All proceeds are being donated to APIB to support their work aiding the indigenous tribes of the Amazon who have suffered immensely – victims of deforestation, land loss, forced labor, violence, and harassment.
Recorded and Produced by Joe Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio – Gojira’s Ridgewood, New York headquarters – and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), FORTITUDE is Gojira’s first album in five years and the follow-up to 2016’s Grammy® nominated LP MAGMA. A collection of songs urging humanity to imagine a new world—and then make it happen, FORTITUDE has been earning widespread critical praise around the world, including The Guardian, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Clash, Upset, Prog, Rock Sound, NME, Classic Rock, Total Guitar, and more just in the UK, as well as clinching the band their highest chart positions to date, across the globe.