Industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle announced on their website that they will be playing a handful of high-profile US shows in 2009 – the band's first stateside appearances in 28 years. The iconic group, who arguably coined the term “industrial music” with the creation of label Industrial Records in the late '70s, will be performing at the 2009 Coachella Music Festival on April 19th, and has also planned other April appearances in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The band's new set during this mini-tour will include a performance of a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman's 1980 alchemy-themed film In the Shadow of the Sun, followed by a retrospective of music throughout the group's thirty-year history. The band will also be conducting limited autograph sessions for ticket-holders, and will be introducing a new album and special merchandise package to be sold at these events.
Tickets are are limited and going fast, so hustle over to their official site http://www.throbbing-gristle.com/ to find out how to get yours.