Claudio Simonetti's Goblin Bring 'Dawn of the Dead' Across North America

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin Bring 'Dawn of the Dead' Across North America
Sure to confuse a hell of a lot of horror score aficionados, it's been revealed that two separate versions of prog crew Goblin will be making their way around world stages this year.

While a united Goblin undertook their first-ever North American tour last year, founder Claudio Simonetti has since taken his keyboard elsewhere and formed his own suitably titled version of the long-running prog project: Claudio Simonetti's Goblin.

"Goblin's life has been full of separations, reunions and various lineups that have characterized the tortuous history of this group over the past almost 40 years," Simonetti explained in a press release, which confirms that he's teamed up with a number of veterans from related projects.

This includes Titta Tani on drums and Bruno Previtali on guitar, as well as original Daemonia member Federico Amorosi on bass. Together, they'll be hitting a series of European dates throughout the spring, but more excitingly, the band will be taking Goblin's classic soundtrack to George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead across North America this summer, when they will be playing the entire album live. This includes a Montreal stop on July 17 and a Toronto show on July 18 .

You'll find the show info down below.

Also touring North America, though with a U.S.-only schedule, will be the current Goblin lineup of bassist Fabio Pignatelli, drummer Agostino Marangolo, guitarist Massimo Morante and Toronto-based keyboardist Maurizio Guarini. You'll find their show listings beneath that of estranged band buddy Simonetti's offshoot.

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin tour dates:


04/05 Belfast, Ireland - Waterfront Hall (Belfast Film Festival) *

04/11 Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival

04/12 Oslo - Norway - Blå | Lørdag

04/14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
05/01 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre $

05/02 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *

05/03 Chicago, IL - Metro (CIMM Festival) $

05/29 Kronoberg, Sweden - Världens Starkaste Festival
06/13 Helsinki, Finland - Fight The Night 2 Festival
07/15 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *

07/17 Montreal, QC - Le National *

07/18 Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club *

07/19 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom *

07/21 Lawrence, KA - The Granada Theatre *

07/22 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *

07/24 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre *

07/25 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom *

* performing Dawn of the Dead
$ performing Suspiria

Goblin tour dates:


04/24 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater

04/25 Miami, FL - Grand Central

04/27 Dallas, TX - Texas Theater

04/28 Houston, TX - House of Blues

04/29 Austin, TX - Mohawk

05/01 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee

05/02 San Diego, CA - House of Blues

05/03 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater

05/04 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro