Gogol Bordello at The Mercury Ballroom
Combining elements of punk, Gypsy music, and Brecht-ian cabaret, Gogol Bordello tell the story of New York's immigrant diaspora through debauchery, humor, and surreal costumes. This can’t-miss show is coming to the Mercury Ballroom on March 27.
Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring. Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music. The band incorporates minor-key accordion and violin mixed with punk and dub. Quite the mix of instruments!
Leader and singer Eugene Hütz's taste in music was spun out of black market tapes of the Birthday Party and Einstürzande Neubauten in his native Ukraine. After being evacuated to western Ukraine in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster, Hütz became enamored of the mystical, outsider qualities of Gypsy music. Living as a refugee in Poland, Hungary, Austria, and Italy before moving to the United States in 1993, he experienced life as an outsider himself.
After arriving in New York, he teamed up with guitarist Vlad Solofar and squeezebox player Sasha Kazatchkoff. American Eliot Fergusen added a strong rock sound on the drums and the band was also augmented by Sergey Ryabtsev on fiddle, a former theater
director from Moscow whose past experience would prove helpful in the future in crafting Gogol Bordello's bizarre stage shows.
Don’t miss out on the group of eight’s electrifying performance in Louisville. The intimate setting and premium sound the Mercury Ballroom provides will only enhance the Gogol Bordello’s already captivating show. Come and experience the magic first-hand on Sunday, March 27.
Showtime is 8:00 p.m. – Doors open at 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases day of show. Tickets may be purchased at www.mercuryballroom.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street.
For more information call 800-745-3000 or visit mercuryballroom.com