Things we know about Gogol Bordello: over the past 15 years, the New York-based troupe has blended Eastern European folk with punk rock energy kind of the same way The Pogues (to whom they’re oft compared) did with traditional Irish music. They know how to bring the party: their live shows are high-energy and sweaty, as we saw at the sold-out XPoNential Music Festival afterparty in 2013 that they headlined. And now we know what they’re doing on New Years’ Eve: headlining the Electric Factory in Philly.
The show was just announced today, and goes on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. The band’s last album, Pure Vida Conspiracy, was released in 2013 via ATO Records, though they put out new music at such a steady clip we imagine there will be some new tuneage in the mix as Gogol Bordello rings in 2015. Get more information at the XPN Concert Calendar, and watch the band’s entrance to the TLA last summer in a YouTube video below.
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