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19 August 2009

Book Launch Party: Gong Dreaming II / Nitrogen Dreams
Fri 21 Aug - UK, London, Camden Inspiral Café
daevid allen, Gilli Smyth, Stephanie Petrik, Miquette Giraudy, Steve HIllage

A very special gathering/event/party at one of our favourite London cafés.

The evening will include: poetry and readings from daevid, Gilli and Stephanie; a Glissando guitar, Space Whisper and live Synthi set featuring Miquette Giraudy; a Steve Hillage DJ set and the launch of three books - daevid's 'Gong Dreaming II', Gilli's 'Nitrogen Dreams of a Wide Girl' and Stephanie's 'The Artist vs. The Upstanding Citizen'.

Please come if you can, it would be great to see you.

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Gong - New 2032 album

daevid allen and Steve Hillage interview: Subba Cultcha
Early on-line 2032 Reviews: Get Ready To Rock - Rock Club

The waiting is nearly over…

Having had the great pleasure of watching and listening to this new Gong album grow and develop over the past ten months all I can say is that since it's completion and final mastering a few weeks ago had I been listening to a vinyl copy it would now be worn out. The right album at the right time by the right band for the right people - you.

Click on the album cover image below for more information and to have a listen to some samples.


Mail Order Shop - Apologies…

If you are waiting for an order, an e-mail about an order, or any other form of response or communication from me (except via Radio Gnome Invisible of course) - deep apologies. Due to my on-going committments as Gong's Tour Manager and therefore only being in the office two or three days a week (and then with much tour work to do) I have struggled to provide the usual quick mail-order service since the beginning of May. With the last Gong Summer gig this Sunday at the Beautiful Days Festival expect complete 'normal' service to be resumed after a period of catching up - this probably means replying to your e-mail.

GIGS and Events - UP and Coming
The best we know, only sometimes things change… if it matters - before you go jetting off - best check with the venue.
Gong '2032' Tour 2009
The Summer gigs draw to a close… all Gong gig details online

Sun 23 Aug: UK
Devon, Nr Ottery St Mary, Escot Park, Beautiful Days Festival - GONG

Gong EuroTour - TBA
22 Oct - 14 Nov
16 dates in 6 different countries. Awaiting final confirmation.
Gong UK Tour
15 - 29 Nov The cheapest tickets for all November UK Gong dates (except for Leamington Spa and Exeter, who have their own booking links - see below).
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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daevid allen - Gong Dreaming 2 (book)

Four times the size of 'Gong Dreaming 1' and ten times as surprising and improbable and already semi-mythical! The tale of daevid allen reaches the Gong years…

The books are all printed and delivered - first available at the Book Launch Party in London this Friday, then from Monday direct from Planet Gong

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Gilli Smyth - Nitrogen Dreams (book)

A marvellous illustrated compendium of most of Gilli Smyth's published (and many unpublished) works to date.

The books are all printed and delivered - first available at the Book Launch Party in London this Friday, then from Monday direct from Planet Gong

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GONG - 2032 (CD)

'Never fight another war…'

Hotly awaited CD due out 21st August, and limited edition double vinyl pressing (1000, awaiting artwork).

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