2003 gigs contact venue to confirm event and admission details before time travelling
The year begins dedicated to the launch and adventure of a brand new Gong band, <you'N'gong> which features two members of the Japanese Acid Mothers Temple, two members of the original Gong, daevid and Gilli, Josh Pollock from the University of Errors and two young Australian recruits, daevid & Gilli's son Orlando and Dharma. The touring year ends at the Royal Festival Hall with a controversial gig with the Acidmothersgong band. In between were University of Errors European Tour (May) joined by Here & Now for UK Tour (mid-May) then UofE finish UK Tour (Jun), daevid teaming up with Makoto and Cotton as Guru and Zero (Jun) and Planet Gong celebrating the Solstice with a gig on the Isle of Wight (Jun). Gilli also gigs with Gong Matrices in the States.
February '03 - Makoto and Cotton and Josh Pollock travel to Australia for an improvised gig (within hours of arriving) and 3 weeks of recording sessions in Byron Bay for a planned <you'N'gong> debut album. The strong and streaming sessions are not the easiest but result in some very powerful music - the tight schedule however prevents a completed album being finished.
<you'N'gong>-Kawabata Makoto:Gtr/Vox, daevid allen:Gtr/Vox, Cotton Casino:Synth/Vox, Gilli Smyth:Spacewhisper, Dharma:Bass, Orlando Allen:Drums
Fri 15 : <you'N'gong> - Australia, Upper Arm, Kohinur Hall. Debut (only?) concert of new Gong band.
Fri 11 : University of Errors - USA, San Francisco, At the Last Day with Azigza & Walter Funk
Sat 12 : University of Errors - USA, Berkeley, Starry Plough with Faun Fables
Fri 18 : daevid allen - USA, New York, Bowery Poetry Club Poetry reading
Fri 18 : daevid allen - USA, New York, Giorgio Gomelsky's Studio 9 pm Greenpeace Benefit. Poetry reading
Sat 19 : daevid allen/Nicoletta Stephanz - USA, Woodstock, The Colony Cafe
Thu 08/05 : University of Errors - Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
Fri 09/05 : University of Errors - Germany, Bremen, private party
Sat 10/05 : University of Errors - Germany, Halle (Saale), Objekt 5
Sun 11/05 : University of Errors - Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary, Rotes Berlin
Mon 12/05 : University of Errors - Czech Republic, Kolin, Kolin hodpoda
Tue 13/05 : University of Errors - Czech Republic, Prague, Svandovo Divadlo support: Skryty puvab byrokracie
Fri 16 : University of Errors - Germany, Wurzberg, Cafe Immerhin
Sat 17 : University of Errors - France, Clamecy, La Ferme Blanche
Sun 18 : University of Errors - Belgium, Verviers, Spirit of 66
Wed 21 : University of Errors - UK, Birkenhead, Iron Door with Here & Now
Thu 22 : University of Errors - UK, Oxford, Zodiac with Here & Now. daevid exits stage right halfway through set - doesn't return
Fri 23 : University of Errors - UK, Glastonbury: Assembly Rooms with Here & Now. No daevid, Josh steps up & isn't found wanting. Digital multi-track recording
Sun 25 : University of Errors - UK, Ashton under Lyme, The Witchwood with Here & Now.
Mon 26 University of Errors - UK, Bristol, Academy. UofE only - supporting Hawkwind
Tue 27 : University of Errors - UK, Crewe, Limelight with Here & Now.
Wed 28 : University of Errors - UK, Sheffield, Boardwalk with Here & Now.
Thu 29 : University of Errors - UK, Leeds, The Roscoe with Here & Now.
Fri 30 : University of Errors - UK, Northampton, Roadmenders with Here & Now.
Sat 31 : University of Errors - UK, London, New Mean Fiddler with Here & Now.
Mon 02 : University of Errors - UK, Worcester, Marr's Bar
Tue 03 : University of Errors - UK, Cardiff, Toucan
Wed 04 : University of Errors - UK, Bath, Windows Arts Centre
Thu 05 : University of Errors - UK, Bristol, Fleece.
Sat 07 : Guru & Zero - UK, Brighton, The Freebutt. daevid sits in with the Acid Mothers Temple
Tue 10 : Guru & Zero - France, Paris, Les Lilas, Festival Les Tritonales Makoto & Cotton of AMT with daevid
Sat 21 : Planet Gong - UK, Isle of Wight, Ventnor, Winter Gardens. support Kangaroo Moon (Mark Robson & Jerry Bewley)
September '03 - daevid returns to Australia to shape and mix the <you'N'gong> sessons from February into the new (now) Gong album. The finished result is 'Acidmotherhood' released in March '04.
October '03 - A wild one-off Gong band performance splits the audience straight down the middle with one of the craziest and most challenging Gong gigs for years.
Acidmothersgong-Kawabata Makoto:Gtr/Vox, daevid allen:Gtr/Vox, Cotton Casino:Synth/Vox, Gilli Smyth:Spacewhisper, Didier Malherbe:Saxes/Flutes, Josh Pollock:Gtr/Megaphone, Yoshida Tatsuya :Drums/Vox, Tsuyami Atshshi:Bass/Vox, Higashi Hiroshi:Synth/Theremin
Sat 04 : University of Errrs - USA, Berkeley, Starry Plough with The Spindles
Tue 21 : Acidmothersgong - UK, London, Royal Festival Hall. with Damiyo Suzuki & The Switch Doctors (inc. Mike Howlett) and Incredible String Band.