GORAN BREGOVIC AND HIS WEDDING AND FUNERAL ORCHESTRA NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2011

Legendary composer, traditional musician, world-music-rock-star are just a few ways to describe the madness and genius of the Sarajevo-born musical icon of the Balkans, Goran Bregovic. Loved by eastern influenced indie-band Beirut, among others, Bregovic's live show, which features a vocal, string and Gypsy brass ensemble, his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, ranges from alcohol fueled musical chaos to serene beauty and traditional eastern music reverence. Watch Bregovic and his live band perform a fan favorite, "Gas Gas Gas" below.

WATCH "GAS GAS GAS" LIVE

In collaboration with Pomegranate Arts - Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra is confirmed for an October tour across North America playing shows in New York, Chicago,
Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal and many more.

Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra Tour Dates
10/14 - Chicago, IL @ Symphony Center
10/15 - Ann Arbor, MI
 
@ Hill Auditorium

10/16 - Durham, NC
 @ Page Auditorium
 

10/19 - New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall


10/21 - Toronto, CA @ Sony Centre
10/22 - Montreal, CA
 @ Metropolis
10/25 - Houston, TX
 @ Jones Hall
10/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Disney Hall
10/27- Vancouver, CA @ The Vogue Theatre
10/28 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre

The New York Times proclaims, "Serbian Gypsy brass bands are party generators, and Mr. Bregovic’s compositions let them do their job."
Brogevic will be releasing a new album in 2012 entitled
Champagne For Gypsies. Stream the song "Balkaneros" from that album featuring The Gypsy Kings below.

STREAM "BALKANEROS" FEATURING THE GYPSY KINGS

Bregovic’s most recent album, Alkohol, was recorded live in Guca in the summer of 2007 and is his first album to be released in North America. Welcome to Goran Bregovic, his first best-of record, is also available in North American through Wrasse Records. A number of works by Bregovic can be heard on the soundtrack to the 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.