Lightning Bolt live in concert.

Lightning Bolt

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Lightning Bolt is 'Real Live Certified' and is in the top 5% of all live performers. Based on 27 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Lightning Bolt is rated as an amazing live performer, with exceptional shows that are worth seeing. Lightning Bolt concert reviews describe live shows and performances as layered, noisy, and powerful.


The Wiltern; Mohawk, Los Angeles, California, United States; Austin, United States (June 29; May 24); The Wiltern, Los Angeles, California, United States (June 29);


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Latest Release

What You Gon, Do - Single (April 22, 2022)

Artist Info

Providence, United States (1994 - present) (1994 – present)
Lightning Bolt is a noise rock duo which formed in 1994 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. The band consists of Brian Chippendale (drums, vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass).
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Critic Concert Reviews

New Noise Magazine (USA)

December 26, 2019
Its crazy to think that this year Lightning Bolt celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their self-titled debut.

Vanyaland (USA)

December 6, 2019
Boston, USA

The Guardian (UK)

November 13, 2019
Lightning Bolt review – noise-punk duo remain one of the great live acts 5 / 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars.

Humo (Belgium)

May 6, 2018
Lightning Bolt Live In Concert In Belgium

GetIntoThis (UK)

December 9, 2015
Lightning Bolt As Lightning Bolt kick up a storm in Leeds, Getintothis’ JoeRayW takes in a wild, bone-shaking gig that left him buzzing for days afterwards – and that’s just the hearing loss.

Undertoner (Denmark)

December 3, 2015
Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark on December 1, 2015

Louder Than War (UK)

December 2, 2015
Leeds Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

Past critic reviews published in

Undertoner (Denmark), Louder Than War (UK), Hot Press Magazine (Ireland), Exclaim (Canada), We All Want Someone To Shout For (USA) and more

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Joe Blanchard [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons