by Black Bubblegum
Ghost LIVE in 2003
Before Michio Kurihara was involved in a little band named Boris, he played in another long lasting Japanese band named Ghost. Ghost have scheduled a North American tour in April and May. That includes a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on May 9th. Tickets go on AM EX pre-sale beginning Wednesday, today, at noon and go on general sale on Friday.
A collective of psychedelic-minded Japanese musicians headed by guitarist Masaki Batoh, Ghost records commune-minded free-range psychedelia with equal debts to the Can/Amon Düül axis of Krautrock, as well as West Coast psych units like Blue Cheer and Jefferson Airplane. -[allmusic]Ghost's last release was a live album CD/DVD for Drag City in 2007, Overture: Live in Nippon Yusen Soko 2006.
Also on May 9th, just across town, another great Japanese rock band will play as part of the Wordless Music Series... MONO have added a second night to their Hymn To The Immortal Wind engagement with a live orchestra. You can also catch them on May 8th.
Amon Düül are scheduled to play as part of Roadburn 2009, along with Saint Vitus. All Ghost dates below...
GHOST - 2009 TOUR DATES
April 28 San Francisco, CA The Independent
April 30 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
May 1 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
May 2 Missoula, MT The Badlander
May 4 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
May 5 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
May 6 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot (The Pike Room)
May 7 Pittsburgh, PA Andy Warhol Museum
May 8 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
May 9 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 10 Washington DC - Velvet Lounge,
May 15 New Orleans, LA One-Eyed Jacks
May 16 Austin, TX The Mohawk
May 18 Denver, CO Hi Dive
May 19 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
May 21 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
(more dates probably TBA)