Gong's autumn UK tour dates that aren't already on sale will have tickets available on Aloud.com from 9AM on Friday April 6th.
Gong, much in the manner of Dr Who has gone through one of it's periodic 're-generations' and now takes the form of daevid allen, Gilli Smyth, Orlando Allen (drums), Fabio Golfetti (guitar), Dave Sturt (bass) and Ian East (sax'n'flute).
This is the line-up that will be touring the UK and Europe this Autumn. Ignore any other line-ups posted elsewhere, there have been a few errors, which is only to be expected. I'm sure they'll diminish. Some of the confirmed November UK gigs are in the gig section, and there's a rake of October French and German dates to be posted as well. More gigs and info added over the next weeks so keep checking to stay abreast of the developing situation.
Accomplished drummer/producer Orlando is of course Gilli and daevid's younger son. They have for years been keen to include him as member of Gong and see now as THE time. Fabio Golfetti, leading light of the Invisible Opera Company of Tibet (Brazil), is a very polished guitarist in smooth Gilmouresque prog mode and of course a glissando guitar practitioner of long standing. And many of you will have experienced the entertaining, expert musicianship of Ian East and Dave Sturt on respectively, wind instruments and bass, on the 2009-10 Gong tours and know that those chairs within the band are in more than capable hands.