UPDATE: We wrote "at the rate they release stuff, King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizzard might have a new LP by the time of the tour." Little did we know they'd be releasing FIVE new LPs in 2017. The first of them is titled Flying Microtonal Banana and will be released on February 24 via ATO. It's an experiment in microtonal instruments that use smaller intervals between notes than the standard Western 12-note scale. Say the band:
Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu,” explained drummer Eric Moore. “The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a turkish horn called a Zurna.
Get a microtonal taste via the record's first single, "Rattlesnake." The video for it is below.
The band's spring North American tour hits NYC at Webster Hall on March 31. Tickets for that go on sale Friday (11/11) at 10 AM.
All tour dates are listed, along with the "Rattlesnake" video and a stream of this year's Nonagon Infinity, below.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard -- 2016/17 Tour Dates
Nov 25 The Marquee, RNA Showgrounds Bowen Hills, Australia
Nov 26 Coburg Velodrome Coburg North, Australia
Nov 29 Big Top Sydney Luna Park Sydney, Australia
Dec 04 Bar Pop Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge, Australia
WED 3/29/2017 9:30 Club Washington, DC
THU 3/30/2017 Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
FRI 3/31/2017 Webster Hall New York, New York
SUN 4/2/2017 Royale Boston, Massachusetts
MON 4/3/2017 Port City Music Hall Portland, Maine
TUE 4/4/2017 Fairmount Theatre Montreal, Quebec
WED 4/5/2017 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Ontario
THU 4/6/2017 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
FRI 4/7/2017 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
SAT 4/8/2017 Metro Chicago, Illinois
SUN 4/9/2017 Neumos Seattle, Washington
MON 4/10/2017 Vogue Theater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
TUE 4/11/2017 Revolution Hall Portland, Oregon
WED 4/12/2017 The Fillmore San Francisco, California