Late last year, Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard revealed plans to drop five studio albums in 2017. In February, they released album number one titled Flying Microtonal Banana, which featured microtuned instruments. Fans around the world have been patiently waiting for news on the following four releases, and on Sunday, the band announced their next release Murder of the Universe, which is a concept record that deals with the fall of humanity and the destuction of the earth. Today, they decided to give fans a taste of the new material.
The band released the visual for "Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi and the Murder of the Universe", which was directed by Jason Galea. Murder of the Universe is available for pre-order now. The release will drop worldwide on June 23rd via ATO Records. More information on their final three albums for the year will be released soon. On April 17, the band will make their television debut on Conan.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are concluding their current U.S. trek, which features performances at Coachella. The outfit will be performing at numerous festivals in Europe, including This Is Not A Love Song, Best Kept Secret Festival, and Splendour in the Grass Festival. You can check out their upcoming shows below.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard tour dates
April 11 - Portland, Ore. - Revolution Hall
April 12 - San Francisco, Calif. - The Fillmore
April 14 - Indio, Calif. - Coachella
April 17 - Los Angeles, Calif. - Roxy (Click here for tickets)
April 18 - Las Vegas, Nev. - Pool @ Hard Rock Hotel (Click here for tickets)
April 19 - Phoenix, Ariz. - The Crescent Ballroom
April 21 - April 23 - Indio, Calif. - Coachella
May 5 - June 8 - Madrid, Spain - Sound Isidro 2017
May 31 - June 4 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival 2017
June 3 - London, U.K. - Field Day 2017
June 5 - June 8 - Marina di Ravenna, Italy - Beaches Brew 2017
June 8 - June 10 - Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Sound 2017
June 9 - June 11 - Nimes, France - This Is Not A Love Song 2017
June 13 - Brighton, U.K. - Concorde 2
June 14 - Manchester, U.K. - Albert Hall
June 15 - London, U.K. - O2 Forum Kentish Town
June 16 - June 18 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival 2017
June 16 - June 18 - Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby 2017
June 22 - Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage
July 21 - July 23 - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Splendour in the Grass Festival 2017