Now over 18 months since the death of the band’s co-founder, Deavid Allen, space rockers Gong are fulfilling his dying wishes by continuing on their course into the musical stratosphere. Released in September, Rejoice! I’m Dead! will mark their sixth album since Allen returned to front Gong in 1990, having overseen another six prior to that during a prolific recording period in the 1970s, and countless other imprints of prog-jazz fusion in various other incarnations in the interim. As one of the last century’s truly psychedelic and adventurous outfits under any of their guises, Gong’s show at Manchester’s Gorilla is one to mark on the calendar.

Thu 24 Nov, Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, 7.30pm, £17.50,

Thu 24 Nov
Ian Pennington
Published on:
Tue 22 Nov 2016