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All Gates Open Book Tour

April 27, 2018 | by Dan Papps

Tags: CAN, Irmin Schmidt, Rob Young

Irmin Schmidt and Rob Young will visiting the UK and Ireland next week to discuss their forthcoming book All Gates Open: The Story of Can, which is published on May 3. Visit for pre-order details.

The book is already receiving wide critical acclaim…

‘A work of deep access and impressive reach. Blending the granular detail of Can’s intimate life with a sweeping purview of the culture that created and fostered them, All Gates Open is an invaluable illumination of why the music of Can matters, and continues to resonate’ – 8/10 Uncut

‘Superb […] Fascinating new insights’ – 4**** Mojo

‘Makes for one of the definitive biographies of our time […] All Gates Open: The Story of Can is the book this most inspiring of groups has long deserved […] Not only one of the essential books of this year but one for many years to come.’ – Louder Than War

‘Not only reveals the band’s whole astonishing story, but manages to pinpoint their supernatural essence.’ – Prog Magazine

Click links below or info and tickets.

3 May – Manchester, Waterstones Deansgate – Rob & Irmin with Stuart Maconie

4 May – London, Cafe Oto –┬áRob & Irmin with Frances May Morgan plus DJ Cherrystones

6 May – Dublin, Vinyl Festival – Rob & Irmin

7 May – Bristol, Rough Trade – Rob with Jude Rogers