It makes sense that Gogol Bordello has been popping up quite a bit in our posts about other artists lately, as the NYC-based gypsy punk band have finally completed work on their much anticipated Rick Rubin-produced fifth LP, Transatlantic Hustle, and are gearing up for a ton of promotional activity, including a tour of Australia, Europe, and North America.
The first date of the Casa Gogol jaunt will be at NYC’s famed Carnegie Hall for a Tibet House benefit show in late February, which, as we previously mentioned, will also feature performances by Regina Spektor, Patti Smith, Baaba Maal, Philip Glass, Pierce Turner, and Iggy Pop. Hmmm… I know just the song they could play with Iggy (more on that in a sec).
Joining frontman Eugene Hutz and company for the North American leg will not only be Jesse Malin, whose new album we posted about last week, but DeVotchKa, as well. Now that’s an amazing lineup, if you ask me, so check out the dates here, and get pumped for some high-energy shows this spring.
Still on the fence about attending Casa Gogol? Hutz took on Stooges classic “I Wanna Be Your Dog” last month, and, based on the decent quality YouTube of the cover performance, Hutz may be the only person alive who can convincingly channel the Iguana. Watch it here or below: