Neither lineups nor dates will be announced for the German collective's acoustic events.
In a departure from their usual format of DJs and live acts, the tour will consist entirely of acoustic performances. Vril will deliver a beatbox version of his dub techno live set. Leafar Legov will sing his tracks, un-mic'd, while playing bongos. Edward will play the same live set as usual, but using whatever percussive instruments happen to be available to him at the time, from sticks and pinecones to pens and mobile phones borrowed from passersby. Konstantin will close each event with a long, wandering poem while other members of the collective hum sad chords in unison.
On Planet Giegling, the German collective made an effort to use unconventional venues. This time, they won't be using venues at all, opting instead for public places unaccustomed to musical performances. DJ Dustin has revealed a handful of the locations, which so far include a tree nursery at the top of a hill outside Tbilisi, the tunnel leading to the 191st Street subway stop in New York, a bench outside the Dusk Till Dawn spätkauf in Berlin, the Bernardo O'Higgins Research Station in the Antarctic Peninsula, and The Flying Dutchman Bar & Grill at Gatwick Airport.
Precise lineups will not be announced, nor will dates. The performances will simply begin taking place for whoever happens to be there at the time.
"We feel this is the best way to bring things back to what Giegling is really about, and what performance itself is really about," Konstantin said. "The energy of certain people at a certain time in a certain place, which may or may not even be accessible to the public."
Giegling announced the tour last night by posting a picture on their Facebook of a plug sitting on the floor next to an empty wall outlet. Accompanying the picture was the text: "You probably won't be able to come."