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The Official e-Mail Newsletter of the Planet Gong

18 February 2009

Gong 2032
Gong are currently working on a brand new forward-looking album called 2032 - Yes that's the year 2032 - the year that the Planet Gong makes full contact with the Planet Earth - and a major new chapter in the continually evolving Gong mythology. The album is due to be released in September 2009, to be followed by a major European and UK tour in October and November.

To lead up to the album release, the band will be playing festival dates and gigs in Norway, USA, Germany, Belgium and the UK throughout Summer 2009 - details of the confirmed dates are in the gigs section on Planetgong web-site.

Mike Howlett - Dr Down Under
Mike Howlett is about to become a Doctor. He is currently completing his PHD after which he will be taking up a post as Associate Professor, Head of Sound and Music, at the University of Queensland in Brisbane - just a couple of hours drive from daevid and Gilli in Bryon Bay. Yes a real Professor in Gong, we rejoyce! However this will mean that he is not available for most of the Gong gigs this Summer, but luckily for all of us ace-bass John McKenzie (Steve Hillage Band, Global Village Trucking Co. and more) will be most happily on-board when Mike can't make it.

New Facebook Pages
If you are of a member Facebook you might wish to check these new 'official' Facebook sister points of Gongish contact. News updates, music tracks and videos will be posted regularly to these pages.

Gong 2032
Steve Hillage Band
System 7
Mirror System

photo by Peter Hartl
Gong UK Tour
Tickets and Special Offers
Tickets for all shows except Leamington Spa and Exeter are available from, otherwise see below. The following dates are all confirmed. Tickets go on sale 9am Wednesday 18th February.

Prices shown are exclusive of booking fees.

The cheapest way to book tickets for all the UK November Gong dates, except for the Leamington Spa and Exeter gigs who have their own unique booking links (see below), is to use This booking agency, which has the lowest booking fee, has a limited number of pre-sale tickets available now!
Either you're on the bus…all Gong gig details online

Thr 19 Nov: Bristol
O2 Academy
TICKETS £18.50 - tel: 0844 477 2000

Fri 20 Nov: Exeter
The Lemon Grove
TICKETS - see the Lemon Grove events menu - tel. 01392 263 518
Cornwall House, St Germans Rd, Exeter Uni. EX4 6TG

Sat 21 Nov: Manchester
Academy 2
TICKETS £18.50 - tel. 0161 832 1111

Sun 22 Nov: Edinburgh
HMV Picturehouse
TICKETS £18.50 - tel. 0844 847 1740

Mon 23 Nov: Sheffield
TICKETS £18.50 - tel. 08700 600 100

Wed 25 Nov: Leamington Spa
Spa Assembly
TICKETS - enter the passphrase: gongpre09 - tel. 01926 523 001

Thr 26 Nov: Cambridge
Corn Exchange
TICKETS £18.50 - tel. 01223 357 851

Fri 27 Nov: London
HMV Kentish Town Forum
TICKETS £20.00 - tel. 08448 472 405

Sat 28 Nov: Oxford
Regal Theatre
TICKETS £18.50 - tel. 08700 600 100

Sun 29 Nov: Brighton
Corn Exchange
TICKETS £18.50 - tel. 01273 709 709

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