Gang of Youths to play German festivals in June 2020

Gang of Youths’ first announced performances of 2020 are the twin festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in Germany.

The band was one of many artists announced Tuesday behind headliners like System of a Down, Green Day and Volbeat.

The two festivals happen simultaneously from June 5-7, but I the exact schedule hasn’t been shared yet, so we don’t know the dates GOY will perform. We’ll keep an eye out for exact dates and times of the band’s performances.

Rock am Ring happens in Nurburg and will celebrate its 35th year in 2020; Rock im Park happens in Nuremberg and will celebrate its 25th year. The two cities are about 250 miles apart.

You could optimistically say that this is almost an unofficial confirmation that a new Gang of Youths album will be out before June. The chances of the band committing to play shows in 2020 without new music — i.e., having to continue focusing on tracks from 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness — seem slim to none, IMO.