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Altin Gün on tour in the United States

Image: courtesy of Altin Gün

Wed, Jul 12 - Fri, Nov 17  2023

Hailing from Amsterdam but coming from various backgrounds, Altin Gün has captured the world’s imagination with an indelible fusion, for over five years now. The band combines psychedelic rock, deep funk, synthpop, cosmic reggae, and more with the rich and incredibly diverse traditions of Anatolian and Turkish folk music. Read more here.

About the artist

After two years of recording separately from home during the pandemic and releasing Âlem and Yol (2021) as a result, the band members of Altın Gün now recorded a live album in the studio again, called Aşk. This album sees Altın Gün swinging away from the electronic, synth-drenched sound of their home-recorded albums, to capture all the infectious power and urgency of the band’s famously, propulsive live performances. Aşk (2023) therefore marks a new start for the band, that is ready to tour the world again.

Recorded using vintage equipment and techniques, the ten groundbreaking tracks on Aşk all represent visionary new readings of traditional Turkish folk tunes, revealing how these ancient songs remain eternally resonant and ripe for reinterpretation. This results in an exuberant return to the 70s Anatolian folk-rock sound that has characterized Altın Gün’s first two albums.

Renowned for their dizzyingly hypnotic live performances, Altın Gün has been lighting up stages all around the world, including sold out headline tours in North America, Europe, and the UK, along with show-stopping sets at top international festivals like Coachella (US), Lowlands (NL), Primavera Sound (SP), Fuji Rock (JP) and Iceland Airwaves (IS), to name but a few.

Altın Gün is: Merve Daşdemir (vocals and keyboards), Erdinç Ecevit (vocals and keyboards), Thijs Elzinga (guitar), Jasper Verhulst (bass), Daniel Smienk (drums), Chris Bruining (percussion).


July 12 8 PM – Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall, Pitssburgh, PA
July 13 8 PM – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
July 14 8:30 PM – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
July 15 8:30 PM – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
July 17 8 PM – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
July 18 6 PM- Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
July 19 7 PM – Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
July 21 9 PM – The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
July 24 8 PM – The Basement East, Nashville, TN
July 25 8 PM – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
July 28 8 PM – Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C.
July 29 8 PM – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
July 31 8 PM – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
August 5 8 PM – Royale Boston, Boston, MA
November 8 8 PM – Music Box, San Diego, Ca
November 9 7 PM – The Belasco, Los Angeles, CA
November 11 8 PM – The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA
November 14 8 PM – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
November 17 8 PM – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR


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