Gojira Release New Single “Another World,” Announce Rescheduled Tour With Deftones

Photo: Jimmy Fontaine

On Monday, the Internet was in a tizzy about a cryptic short video shared on Gojira’s Twitter, captioned with just the hashtag ‘#anotherplacetobe.’ Given that the same phrase was included on shirts sold at a recent concert at Red Rocks in Colorado, many wondered if this suggested that the band would be releasing a Live at Red Rocks album. Now, Gojira has revealed what both the hashtag and the video were referencing: a new standalone single, accompanied by a gorgeous animated music video.

The track–the first new music Gojira has released since 2016’s’s Magma–is titled “Another World”, and is everything fans want from Gojira. You’ve got waterfall guitar riffs, a bounding rhythm, and lyrics concerning a far-reaching view of how the environment is being destroyed by the greed and corruption of mankind (specifically, the dream of leaving this ruined world and its terrible citizens behind in order to start anew somewhere else). The video features some truly inspired animation, and features both stunning, colorful artwork and a kind of adorable depiction of the band.

“It is with great excitement that we’re presenting our new track ‘Another World’,” says frontman Joe Duplantier in a statement. “Ferdinand Magellan once said: ‘It is with an iron will that we’ll embark on the most daring of all endeavors, to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.’  Is humanity doomed, or will we survive nature’s wrath? Take a glimpse into our shadowy future by watching our take on 1968’s Planet Of The Apes… Another World!”

Check out “Another World” below:

If that weren’t enough, Gojira have also announced rescheduled dates for their massive tour with Deftones and Poppy. Fans can get ready to embark on an astral journey of their own at one of the dates listed below:

Deftones/Gojira 2021 Tour Dates:

August 12 ­– Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
August 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
August 15 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 17 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 19 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ RBC Echo Beach
August 20 – Laval, QC, Canada @ Place Bell
August 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 23 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
August 24 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
August 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 29 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
August 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 3 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
September 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 6 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 7 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
September 8 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
September 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 21 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
September 22 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

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Words by Chris Krovatin