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Watch King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Perform “The Lord of Lightning” on “Conan”

Murder of the Universe Due Out June 23 via ATO

Apr 18, 2017 Conan O’Brien
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Prolific Melbourne psych-rock adventurers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have already stated their intentions to release five albums this year and they already released one, Flying Microtonal Banana, back in February via ATO. And they are releasing their second album of 2017, Murder of the Universe, on June 23 via ATO. The album is split into three chapters and the band have previously shared a 13-minute video containing the entire third chapter, “Han-Tyumi and the Murder of the Universe.” Last night the band made their worldwide TV debut on Conan, performing Murder of the Universe track “The Lord of Lightning.” Conan O’Brien was into it, exclaiming after the performance: “That was killer…I loved it.” Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Frontman Stu Mackenzie previously had this to say about the album in a press release: “We’re living in dystopian times that are pretty scary and it’s hard not to reflect that in our music. It’s almost unavoidable. Some scientists predict that the downfall of humanity is just as likely to come at the hands of Artificial Intelligence, as it is war or viruses or climate change. But these are fascinating times too. Human beings are visual creatures - vision is our primary instinct, and this is very much a visual, descriptive, bleak record. While the tone is definitely apocalyptic, it is not necessarily purely a mirror of the current state of humanity. It’s about new non-linear narratives.”

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Tour Dates:

U.S. Tour Dates:

4/18 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pool at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas^
4/19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom^
4/21 - Indio, CA - Coachella

^ with ORB

International Tour Dates:

5/5 - 6/8 - Madrid, Spain - Sound Isidro 2017
5/31 - 6/4 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival 2017
6/3 - London, UK - Field Day 2017
6/5 - 6/8 - Marina di Ravenna, Italy - Beaches Brew 2017
6/8 - 6/10 - Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Sound 2017
6/9 - 6/11 - Nimes, France - This Is Not A Love Song 2017
6/13 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
6/14 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
6/15 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
6/16 - 6/18 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival 2017
6/16 - 6/18 - Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby 2017
6/22 - Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage
7/21 - 7/23 - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Splendour in the Grass Festival 2017

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