Since guitarist/composer/multi-instrumentalist/man about town Matt Gagin moved from the United States to Australia, fans of may have been wondering what’s in store for the instrumental rock band. No need to fear! Immovable Objects will be here again. The band announced US tour dates, officially making them an international touring act. Way cool.
“It was a long time coming,” says Matt Gagin, the man behind Immovable Objects, when asked about his recent move to Perth, Australia. “I was just ready to leave and some of the things that were and are happening in the U.S. were weighing on me and I think I needed a break. My wife wanted to be near her family who live in Sydney and Perth, it wasn’t a really hard decision but it took a little time for the Australian government to decide to let me reside in their country.” While waiting for the green light for migration Gagin and Immovable Objects created their most recent recording, I’ll Know to Believe in Sparrows, where the band explores the nuance of the album as a complete piece and the ideas of instrumental music as an emotive and visual experience. For his first return to the U.S. this October, Gagin plans to perform the latest Immovable Objects’ record in its entirety with a video accompaniment. “I feel like the music expresses itself with or without a projected narrative but I think without lyrics or a true front man to engage the audience, and believe me I ‘m no front man, their can be a lack of connection for some people. Others, however, enjoy it more because there is no voice.”
Immovable Objects return to the U.S. October 22nd through 27th for a brief southwest tour. They play San Diego October 26th with Sleep Lady and Gypsy Blood at Bar Eleven. For more tour information, check out their official website.