GOGOL BORDELLO ANNOUNCE UK ALBUM RELEASE  -'TRANS-CONTINENTAL HUSTLE' - APRIL 26 2010 ON AMERICAN RECORDINGS/COLUMBIA  For Immediate Release:   GOGOL BORDELLO¹S NEW ALBUM ŒTRANS-CONTINENTAL HUSTLE¹ PRODUCED BY RICK RUBIN SET FOR RELEASE ON AMERICAN RECORDINGS/COLUMBIA UK ON APRIL 26   Trans-Continental Hustle, the avidly-awaited fifth studio album from rebel rockers Gogol Bordello, will be released in the UK on American Recordings/Columbia on April 26th. Produced by Rick Rubin, Trans-Continental Hustle is an extraordinary 13-song powerhouse that continues the band¹s cultural crusade to unite and celebrate unending originality against all odds. Fans will have an opportunity to hear new material in a rare return to their original stomping grounds at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on March 9th in a benefit concert for Haiti Relief.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.     On Trans-Continental Hustle Gogol Bordello bring us to a new exotic destination, Brazil, where frontman and visionary Eugene Hutz took up residence two years ago. Trans-Continental Hustle is heavily informed by Hutz¹s experiences living in a country rich with diversity.    On Trans-Continental Hustle, Hutz¹s experience-driven-Gonzo-mania is transformed into a seeker of harmony and understanding.  Songs on Trans-Continental Hustle bring the listener straight into the heart of the situation whether it be joining forces with gypsies of Brazil as on ³Uma Menina Uma Cigana,² melancholy strike in the midst of carnival near death experiences as on ³Sun on My Side² or themes of transcontinental love devastations.  As one of today¹s most revered live bands with over 200 shows a year, Hutz¹s intense personal life appears on the album like a second plot, or Transcontinental Love hustle, running parallel to endless travel through continents.   Produced by Rick Rubin, Trans-Continental Hustle is the next powerful step in the band¹s evolution.  Rubin brings Eugene¹s songwriting skills to focus and also lets the band speak to its authenticity with deeper melodic qualities. ³Rick inspired us to focus on the very soul entity of the song,² says Hutz on working with Rubin for the first time. ³He inspires confidence to always do your best and mature work.²   Gogol Bordello also introduces a driving rhythm section on songs such as ³Raise The Knowledge² and ³Last One Goes The Hope² with the arrival of drummer Oliver Charles, Ethiopian bassist Thomas Gobena (Bill Laswell) and Latino American percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia. Gogol Bordello¹s stellar line-up also includes Sergey Rjabtzev on violin, Yuri Lemeshev on accordion, Oren Kaplan on guitar, dancer/percussionists Elizabeth Sun and Pamela Jintana Racine as well as our fearless leader Eugene Hutz on vocals, guitar and percussion.    Trans-Continental Hustle is the first Gogol Bordello studio album since 2007's SUPER TARANTA! which inspired the rarest of accolades, an "A+" from Robert Christgau, who called them "the world's most visionary band."  Gogol Bordello's radical invocations of positive primal energy and planetary consciousness combine with a music infused with ska, metal, punk, rap, dub and, more recently, intimations of indigenous Brazilian sounds to produce a party maelstrom of electrifying proportions.     For more information on Gogol Bordello visit <>     TRACK LISTING:   1.      Pala Tute  2.      My Companjera  3.      Sun is on My Side  4.      Rebellious Love  5.      We Comin¹ Rougher (Immigraniada)  6.      When Universes Collide  7.      Uma Menina Uma Cigana  8.      Raise The Knowledge  9.      Last One Goes The Hope  10.    To Rise Above  11.    In The Meantime In Pernambuco  12.    Break The Spell  13.    Trans-Continental Hustle     GOGOL BORDELLO TOUR DATES BELOW  Date                                       City Venue               Tues       Mar, 9                    New York, NY Filmore New York @  Irving Plaza Sun         Mar, 28                  Fremantle, AUS West Roots Blues Tue         Mar, 30                  Melbourne, AUS Billboard Wed        Mar, 31                  Sydney, AUS The Metro Fri           Apr, 2                     Brisbane, AUS The HiFi Sun         Apr, 4                     Byron Bay, AUS Byron Bay Blues Fest Mon        Apr, 5                     Byron Bay, AUS Byron Bay Blues Fest   CASA GOGOL NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES BELOW All Casa Gogol North America dates below will include performance by DeVotchKa, Jesse Malin and St. Mark's Social, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support.   Date                                       City Venue               Sun         Apr, 18                   Montreal, QC Metropolis  Tue         Apr, 20                   Toronto, ON Sound Academy Wed        Apr, 21                   Detroit, MI Royal Oak  Fri           Apr, 23                   Chicago, IL Congress  Sat           Apr, 24                   Minneapolis, MN First Ave  Sun         Apr, 25                   Minneapolis, MN First Ave  Wed        Apr, 28                   Boston, MA House of Blues Thu         Apr, 29                   Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live Fri           Apr, 30                   Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live Sat           May, 1                    Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory   CASA GOGOL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES BELOW All Casa Gogol European dates below, except festivals in bold, include performances by Forro in the Dark, Mariachi El Bronx, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support. ** Forro in the Dark NOT performing at these shows # Announced as The Bronx (not Mariachi El Bronx)   Date                                       City Venue               Fri           May, 7                    London, UK Hammersmith Apollo # Sat           May, 8                    Manchester, UK Academy Sun         May, 9                    Glasgow, UK Academy Mon        May, 10                 Norwich, UK UEA Tue         May, 11                 Birmingham, UK Academy Fri          May, 14                Bulligny/Nancy, FR JDM Fest  Sat          May, 15                Longirod, CH Longirock Sun         May, 16                 Karlsruhe, GER Tollhaus Tue         May, 18                 Paris, FR Elysee Montmartre Wed        May, 19                 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini Fri           May, 21                 Madrid, SP La Riviera**  Sat           May, 22                 Barcelona, SP Razzmatazz**  Mon        May, 24                 Bologna, IT Estragoon Tue         May, 25                 Milan, IT Alcatraz Wed        May, 26                 Zurich, CH Xtra Thu         May, 27                 Wien, AT Gasometer ** Tue         Jun, 1                      Amsterdam, NL Paradiso ** Wed        Jun, 2                      Hamburg, GER Docks ** Thu         Jun, 3                      Berlin, GER Astra/Columbia Halle ** Fri          Jun, 4                     Nuremburg, GER Rock im Park Sun        Jun, 6                     Nurburgring, GER Rock am Ring <> <>  
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