The announcement follows the band's announcement for Primavera Sound Festival 2019 in Barcelona (May 30). This will be the legendary band's first return to Spain since 1997. Guided By Voices has played just one show in Europe (2011) in the past 15 years.
The band have also released a brand new track, ‘The Rally Boys’, a short slice of perfect pop and the lead single from GBV's forthcoming epic double album, Zeppelin Over China (Out February 1).
Zeppelin Over China is a major and majestic work in the GBV canon, spotlighting the scope and genius of Pollard's songwriting. With 32 songs in 75 minutes, the massive Zeppelin reaches lofty heights on its musical journey. Pollard continues to deliver endless invention and emotional wallop in 2 and 3-minute guitar rock gems.
Pollard has assembled his greatest supporting cast ever -- Doug Gillard (guitar), Kevin March (drums), Mark Shue (bass), Bobby Bare Jr. (guitar) and Travis Harrison (engineer) -- and this line-up's virtuosic talents spur him to his most ambitious work yet, a grand album of emotional resonance and narrative drama.
After well-deserved acclaim for the mind-boggling milestone of Pollard's 100 career albums, Zeppelin Over China is a wonderful entry point for new listeners to experience Guided By Voices for the first time. Not resting on his laurels, Pollard’s tireless tenacity pays off with spectacular results.