King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce 2nd LP Of 2017

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is soldiering on with their promise to release five LP’s this year. The follow up to February’s Flying Microtonal Banana will be titled The Murder of the Universe and will release June 23 via ATO.

The album will be a concept album — so study up on your Gizz lore — split into three chapters. YYou can see Murder of the Universe’s tracklist, their television debut on Conan and the entire 3rd chapter of the record below. When asked what it was all about, front Stu Mackenzie said, “We’re living in dystopian times that are pretty scary and it’s hard not to reflect that in our music.”

Mackenzie went on: “It’s almost unavoidable. Some scientists predict that the downfall of humanity is just as likely to come at the hands of Artificial Intelligence, as it is war or viruses or climate change. But these are fascinating times too. Human beings are visual creatures – vision is our primary instinct, and this is very much a visual, descriptive, bleak record. While the tone is definitely apocalyptic, it is not necessarily purely a mirror of the current state of humanity. It’s about new non-linear narratives.”

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are easily becoming the next big thing in music, selling out date after date. Catch the crazy Australians — I’m glad I did. You can see a full list of dates below.

Murder of the Universe:

Chapter 1: The Tale Of The Altered Beast

01 A New World
02 Altered Beast I
03 Alter Me I
04 Altered Beast II
05 Alter Me II
06 Altered Beast III
07 Alter Me III
08 Altered Beast IV
09 Life / Death

Chapter 2: The Lord Of Lightning Vs. Balrog

01 Some Context
02 The Reticent Raconteur
03 The Lord Of Lightning
04 The Balrog
05 The Floating Fire
06 The Acrid Corpse

Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe

01 Welcome To An Altered Future
02 Digital Black
03 Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg
04 Soy-Protein Munt Machine
05 Vomit Coffin
06 Murder Of The Universe

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard:

04-11 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
04-12 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04-14 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
04-18 Las Vegas, NV – Outdoor Pool, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
04-19 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
4-21 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-05-08 Madrid, Spain – Sound Isidro 2017
05-31-06-02 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival 2017
06-03 London, England – Field Day 2017
06-05-08 Marina di Ravenna, Italy – Beaches Brew 2017
06-08-10 Porto, Portugal – NOS Primavera Sound 2017
06-09-11 Nimes, France – This Is Not A Love Song 2017
06-13 Brighton, England – Concorde 2
06-14 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
06-15 London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town
06-16-18 Hilvanrenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival 2017
06-16-18 Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby
06-22 Paris, France – Cabaret Sauvage
07-21-23 Byron Bay, NSW, Australia – Splendour in the Grass Festival 2017

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