• Friday | 09.11.12
  • 8.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

Daevid Allen’s legendary progressive psychedelic rockers live at Band on the Wall.

Born from the revolutionary late sixties, GONG as a band never stays still. In 2012 rather than taking the obvious route of the popular “classic Gong” lineup, the band has radically changed with a fresh young band ready to think outside the box without losing touch with the gong vibe.

Inspired by the many revolutions brewing in the world right now, Gilli and Daevid, original founders of the band, are drawing on their revolutionary past to support the youth-driven world-wide peace movements sweeping the world. With the emergence of the Occupy Movement, Wiki Leaks and Anonymous, it is to be expected that Gong return to its origins to tour at a basic grass roots level, disabling the corporate theft of their music by engaging directly with a worldwide gong fan-base expanding steadily over 40 years.

This tour is also a milestone as it marks the introduction of Orlando Allen, son of Gilli and Daevid, as a driving force on drums, making this the first time that three members of the family have played together on the same tour.


Daevid Allen – Guitar & Vocals
Gilli Smyth – Spacewhisper
Orlando Allen – Drums
Fabio Golfetti – Invisible Opera Company of Tibet, Brazil; guitar
Dave Sturt – Bass
Ian East – Winds

A Band on the Wall Fundraiser Event.

This event will begin at 8.30pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.

Special Offer! Book your meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details