King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce ‘Chunky Shrapnel’ Concert Film & Live Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announced the release of a new concert film, Chunky Shrapnel, due on April 17. A live double LP will arrive digitally on April 24 and physically on May 29.
Chunky Shrapnel tells the story of King Gizz’s 2019 European tour from the perspective of the band. “Once a song begins, just like the band, you’re stuck in the adrenaline-fueled quicksand that there is no escape from,” as per a press release heralding the release.
Frontman Stu Mackenzie also weighed in on the experience. “John Stewart (director of Chunky Shrapnel) followed us around for a few weeks through Europe,” he said. “It was fun and funny and wild and weird. Sometimes an inconspicuous fly on the wall, sometimes an intrusive camera man one inch from my face. Always exciting though. Chunky Shrapnel was made for the cinema but as both concerts and films are currently outlawed, it feels poetic to release a concert-film digitally right now.”
King Gizz will premiere Chunky Shrapnel via an online livestream. Head here to purchase “tickets” and check out the trailer below:
In other band news, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard rescheduled their North American tour to October. The run includes career-spanning, three-hour marathon shows at the Greek in Berkeley, California on October 3 and at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado on October 12.