From the Roadburn festival website:
“In an unparalleled stoner celebration, reformed Wisconsin riffmasters Bongzilla have been confirmed to perform their classic album Gateway in its entirety at Roadburn Festival on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands!
2017 marks 15 years since Bongzilla originally released Gateway in 2002. Their third album, it indeed was for many listeners a doorway into a new world – a dimension of crust-laden sludge that, in the years since, has gone on to put an entire generation of bands under its influence. Unmatched in its dankness, coated in purple and green tonal wash, Gateway’s weedian righteousness is no less potent today than a decade and a half ago.
“We’re stoked to finally get to play mother of heavy rock fests!” says guitarist Jeff “Spanky” Schultz. “The lineup at Roadburn is beyond great year after year – I’m excited to see all the other bands that will battering and slaying!”
In addition to honouring the anniversary of Gateway, Bongzilla are also looking forward in 2017 to their first new material since 2005’s Amerijuanican.
“We’ve been writing like freaks,” Schultz explains, “getting new songs together for some 2017 releases TBA.””