Gogol Bordello is known as the ‘gypsy punk band’, embodying the spirit of gypsy music with polka punk, rock & roll and even dub, reggae and cumbia from time to time. Most of all, Gogol Bordello is an excellent live band: this is all about dancing, partying and having a great time while trying to dodge the occasional beer being thrown through the crowd.
The talented front man, lyricist, and musician Eugene Hütz fled aged 14 from his home country Ukraine because of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. With a number of other artists, he wrote the song ‘Zelensky: The Man With the Iron Balls’ to support Ukraine after the Russian invasion in February 2022. The song is one of many of Hütz’s projects in support, just like this world tour is. Gogol Bordello broke through in 2005 with the album “Gypsy Punk: Underdog World Strike” that features the gypsy punk classic ‘Start Wearing Purple’. It’s not hardcore punk exactly, so Hütz came with a much better term: joy core.