Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello bring eclectic instrumentation and dancing to Minneapolis in support of “Seekers and Finders”

On the homestretch of a fall 2017 tour supporting their seventh full length, September 2017 release “Seekers and Finders,” gypsy punks Gogol Bordello wowed the sold out crowd at First Avenue in Minneapolis. For a sold out show, First Avenue filled out slowly during the hour before the show and during Lucky Chop’s, direct support for Gogol Bordello, set.

Easily one of the best opening bands I’ve seen all year, Lucky Chops opened the evening with an incredible instrumental set, storming the stage quirky personas and funky brass. The New York City based band, composed of Josh Holcomb (trombone), Daro Behroozi (tenor sax), Joshua Gawel (trumpet), Charles Says IV (drums), and Raphael Buyo (sousaphone), took both myself and a majority of the crowd by surprise; every member a formidable force on their instrument, working together to create an electric, and must see experience.

After Lucky Chops walked off stage, the anticipation in the crowd rose and increased as the headliners of the evening sauntered on stage fashionably late. I have seen Gogol Bordello on two previous occasions, once in Boston and once at this year’s Riot Fest, and was personally very excited to see the gypsy punks perform in my home state. From the moment the headlines hopped on stage to the end of their set, the energy in the room felt as though it was on fire. The band’s set was a perfect mix of songs from their discography, all played with incredible gusto. As expected, Gogol Bordello was far from disappointing and solidified their spot as a must see for me.

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Catch Gogol Bordello in Europe and the U.K. this winter:

Nov 24 – Berlin, DE – Huxleys Neue Welt
Nov 25 – Poznan, PL – Miedzynarodowe Targi Poznanskie
Nov 26 – Warsaw, PL – Klub Stodola
Nov 27 – Krakow, PL – Klub Studio
Nov 29 – Munich, DE – TonHalle
Nov 30 – Vienna, AT – Gasometer
Dec 1 – Zagreb, Croatia – Tvornica Kulture
Dec 2 – Milan – Italy – Live Music Club
Dec 04 – Zurich, CH – X-Tra
Dec 05 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
Dec 07 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
Dec 08 – Antwerp, BE – De Roma
Dec 09 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
Dec 10 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Dec 12 – Manchester, UK – Academy
Dec 14 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Dec 15 – Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Hall
Dec 16 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Dec 17 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
Dec 19 – Dublin, IE – The Academy Dublin
Dec 20 – Galway, IE – Black Box

Brian Benton

Brian is the founder and editor of Respect Your Youngers. He currently lives in New York City, and previously lived in St. Louis and San Francisco. He enjoys public transportation and coffee, and can be found online at brianfbenton.com

Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello bring eclectic instrumentation and dancing to Minneapolis in support of “Seekers and Finders”

On the homestretch of a fall 2017 tour supporting their seventh full length, September 2017 release “Seekers and Finders,” gypsy punks Gogol Bordello wowed the sold out crowd at First Avenue in Minneapolis. For a sold out show, First Avenue filled out slowly during the hour before the show and during Lucky Chop’s, direct support for Gogol Bordello, set.

Easily one of the best opening bands I’ve seen all year, Lucky Chops opened the evening with an incredible instrumental set, storming the stage quirky personas and funky brass. The New York City based band, composed of Josh Holcomb (trombone), Daro Behroozi (tenor sax), Joshua Gawel (trumpet), Charles Says IV (drums), and Raphael Buyo (sousaphone), took both myself and a majority of the crowd by surprise; every member a formidable force on their instrument, working together to create an electric, and must see experience.

After Lucky Chops walked off stage, the anticipation in the crowd rose and increased as the headliners of the evening sauntered on stage fashionably late. I have seen Gogol Bordello on two previous occasions, once in Boston and once at this year’s Riot Fest, and was personally very excited to see the gypsy punks perform in my home state. From the moment the headlines hopped on stage to the end of their set, the energy in the room felt as though it was on fire. The band’s set was a perfect mix of songs from their discography, all played with incredible gusto. As expected, Gogol Bordello was far from disappointing and solidified their spot as a must see for me.

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Catch Gogol Bordello in Europe and the U.K. this winter:

Nov 24 – Berlin, DE – Huxleys Neue Welt
Nov 25 – Poznan, PL – Miedzynarodowe Targi Poznanskie
Nov 26 – Warsaw, PL – Klub Stodola
Nov 27 – Krakow, PL – Klub Studio
Nov 29 – Munich, DE – TonHalle
Nov 30 – Vienna, AT – Gasometer
Dec 1 – Zagreb, Croatia – Tvornica Kulture
Dec 2 – Milan – Italy – Live Music Club
Dec 04 – Zurich, CH – X-Tra
Dec 05 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
Dec 07 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
Dec 08 – Antwerp, BE – De Roma
Dec 09 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
Dec 10 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Dec 12 – Manchester, UK – Academy
Dec 14 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Dec 15 – Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Hall
Dec 16 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Dec 17 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
Dec 19 – Dublin, IE – The Academy Dublin
Dec 20 – Galway, IE – Black Box

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