2/20/2019

Laibach Share New Video For "The Coming Race"; Tour Begins This Week

LAIBACH

SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “THE COMING RACE”

FIRST TRACK TAKEN FROM
IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE

FILM SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED LATE SUMMER

NEW ALBUM THE SOUND OF MUSIC OUT NOW
LAIBACH have today launched the first song from their soundtrack for Iron Sky: The Coming Racewhich is due out on Mute in August 2019. “The Coming Race” video – directed by Timo Vuorensola for Iron Sky Universe and edited by Tuomas Tuppurainen – features footage from the forthcoming film. Watch here.

On Thursday, Laibach embark on The Sound of Music Tour, an extensive European tour that runs through May.

The tour will see Laibach joined by guest vocalist Marina Martensson performing songs from The Sound of Music. Audiences will also able to hear other selected songs from Laibach’s repertoire, including Sympathy for the Devil and Laibach Revisited… as well as new songs created for Iron Sky: The Coming Race, the sci-fi comedy launching soon in European cinemas.

Purchase and stream The Sound of Music here.

The Sound of Music was conceived when Laibach were infamously invited to perform in North Korea in 2015. The band performed several songs from the 1965 film’s soundtrack at the concert in Pyongyang. The Sound of Music was chosen by Laibach as it’s a well-known and beloved film in the DPRK that is often used by schoolchildren to learn English. The album gives the Laibach treatment to tracks such as “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi” and “Maria,” here reworked as “Maria / Korea”(“How do you solve a problem like Maria / Korea?”).

While the majority of the tracks on the album are from the film, the band also included “Arirang,” an interpretation of a traditional Korean folk song considered the unofficial national anthem of both North and South Korea (and released recently to mark the historic summit in Singapore between Donald Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un). Also included is their own workout of the Gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument performed by students from the Kum Song Music School in Pyongyang and a recording of the band’s “welcome” speech to Korea from Mr. Ryu from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Committee for Cultural Relations.

Laibach’s groundbreaking performance in North Korea was documented by director, artist and cultural diplomat Morten Traavik in the film Liberation Day (described by MOJO as “a humorous, disturbing, illuminating and sometimes moving immersion into an anomalous communist mirror-world …”) which is out now via ITunes following its screening for Storyville on BBC4.

For nearly forty years now, from their genesis in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town of Trbovlje, Laibach are still the most internationally acclaimed band to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

Recently published book Gesamtkunstwerk Laibach offers exciting new interpretations of a band that continues to thrive artistically, astonishing the international cultural scene with their unpredictability and genius for provocation. Laibach can make you think, dance and march to the same music.

LAIBACH THE SOUND OF MUSIC TOUR
February 21 – Vienna, Austria – Simm City
February 22 – Budapest, Hungary – A38
February 23 – Brno, Czech Republic – Fleda
February 24 – Wroclaw, Poland – Stary Klasztor
February 25 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
February 26 – Leipzig, Germany – Schauspielhaus
February 27 – Frankfurt, Germany – Mousonturm
March 1 – London, England – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
March 3 – Glasgow, Scotland – SWG3
March 5 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
March 6 – Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel
March 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Kulturhuset
March 9 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
March 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Kägelbanan Södra Teatern
March 12 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
March 13 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
March 15 – Oslo, Norway – Vulkan
March 16 – Rostock, Germany – Volkstheater
March 17 – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
March 18 – Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
March 20 – Nuremberg, Germany – Z-Bau
March 21 – The Hague, Netherlands – Paard
March 22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
March 23 – Bochum, Germany – Christuskirche
March 25 – Paris, France – Trabendo
March 26 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
March 27 – Lyon, France – Ninkais – Salle du Kao
March 29 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
March 30 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
March 31 – Milan, Italy – Santeria Social Club
April 1 – Rome, Italy – Teatro Parioli
April 24 – Maribor, Slovenia – SNG
April 25 – Nova Gorica, Slovenia – SNG
May 15 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cankarjev Dom
 

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