Pics: Chelsea Wolfe & Ioanna Gika played Brooklyn Steel (11/1)

Photos by Mathieu Bredeau

Chelsea Wolfe

Gothic rocker Chelsea Wolfe is the midst of an acoustic tour in support of her latest release on Sargent House titled Birth of Violence. The five-week-long run, which sees support from labelmate Ioanna Gika, cruised through New York City at industrial depot Brooklyn Steel on November 1st.

The NYC show saw Chelsea perform songs off said sixth studio album, delivering gloom and mystery with tracks like “American Darkness,” “The Mother Road,” “Erde,” “Be All Things,” and “Deranged for Rock & Roll.” The 16-song set also featured tracks from Wolfe‘s 2012 compilation effort, Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, plus cover songs in the form of “Night of the Vampire” (Roky Erickson) and Woodstock (Joni Mitchell), and more.

Gika warmed up the crowd with an 8-song ritual filled with enchanting tunes of her own, opening the evening with fresh numbers “No Matter What,” “Out of Focus” and “Ammonite,” and continuing with additional notes off her newest LP, Thalassa.

Check out photos from the night via the gallery below.

The tour advances through the west coast this weekend — all dates are here.

Coming soon to BK Steel:

11/16 – Highly Suspect, Slothrust [sold out]
11/19 – Electric Wizard, Midnight [TIX]
11/30 – CHON, Between The Buried And Me, Intervals [TIX]
12/19 – Daughters, HEALTH, Show Me the Body [TIX]

Ioanna Gika:

Chelsea Wolfe: