Gogol Bordello & Friends Release Collaborative Single “United Strike Back” for Kind Deeds Charity
In a noteworthy announcement today, international punk band Gogol Bordello & friends, led by Ukrainian frontman Eugene Hütz, unveiled their latest collaborative single titled “United Strike Back.” Released on Hütz’s own label, Casa Gogol, the track features an impressive lineup of punk and hardcore heavy hitters, including Tre Cool (Green Day), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Joe Lally (Fugazi, The Messthetics), Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Monte Pittman (Ministry), Sasha (Kazka), and Puzzled Panther. The purpose behind the release is to support a charitable cause.
With “United Strike Back,” Gogol Bordello & friends deliver a powerful punk anthem that rallies against imperialism and dictatorship. The song serves as a unifying call, emphasizing the strength of united people in their fight for freedom. Hütz expressed his gratitude for the collaboration, stating, “Here, living legends of punk and hardcore who always meant so much to me, come together to show their much needed support for Ukrainian freedom fighters.”
All proceeds from the single will be directed to Kind Deeds, an organization dedicated to helping wounded Ukrainian defenders regain mobility through prosthetics. By contributing to this cause, Gogol Bordello & friends aim to make a meaningful impact and assist those affected by the ongoing conflict.
Listen to Gogol Bordello’s “United Strike Back” below
The release of “United Strike Back” precedes Gogol Bordello‘s upcoming North American Summer Tour. Additionally, the band’s story will be featured in the world premiere of the VICE News original film, “Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story,” set to take place at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 13th, 2023. Executive Produced by Liev Schreiber, the documentary delves into Eugene’s journey from the Kyiv underground scene to New York City, highlighting his recent transformative trip to Ukraine following the Russian invasion.
Gogol Bordello 2023 North American Tour Dates
July 11: Kansas City, MO – The Truman
July 12: Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
July 14: Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
July 15: Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
July 16: Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
July 17: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
July 19: Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
July 20: Edmonton, AB – Midway Music Hall
July 21: Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Center
July 22: Winnipeg, MB Burton – Cummings Theatre
July 24: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
July 25: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
July 27: Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
July 28: Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
July 29: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
July 31: Toronto, ON – History
August 1: Montreal, QC – MTELUS
August 2: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
August 4: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 5: Washington, DC – The Atlantis
The collaborative single release and the upcoming film premiere serve as significant milestones for Gogol Bordello, reinforcing their dedication to their craft and their role in advocating for causes close to their hearts.
For more information on Gogol Bordello, visit their website here.