photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello

As the 10(ish) members of the band hit the stage at 9 p.m. and the giant banner of Underdog World Strike's cover began to rise behind them, celebrating the end of 2015 and kicking off 2016 came early for those in the packed house.

...Using fan favorites like "Wonderlust King," "Start Wearing Purple," "Think Locally, Fuck Globally," and the ode to the 2003 New York City blackout, "Avenue B," the band had fans jumping and dancing for the two hours on stage.

As the confetti from cannons came down on the audience like the rain outside the venue, as the clock struck 11, Terminal 5 told the band their night was done.

"We had another for you but they won't let us fucking play it. So, that is it," Hutz told the crowd who proceeded to boo the venue. As the sweat-soaked fans walked out of the place, they found an indescribable way to end the year. [Huffington Post]

Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello rang in the new year like they usually do, with some Northeast shows including a two-night run at NYC's Terminal 5. This time they played T5 on the 30th and New Year's Eve proper, the latter of which had them playing 2005's Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike in full for its 10th anniversary. More pictures and a video from NYE, below.

Gogol frontman Eugene Hutz plays NYC again at his collaborative show with Gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocārlia at Town Hall in April (tickets).

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