Need to Know recently caught up with Eugene Hütz, the front man of gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello, in New York City. Gogol Bordello is on a world tour to promote its fifth album, “Trans-Continental Hustle,” released on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings. Its summer tour, which includes most major American cities, will not be making any stops in Arizona. In June, the band signed on to “The Sound Strike,” a collective of bands boycotting performing live in Arizona this summer in reaction to the initial passing of SB 1070.
In this Web-exclusive video, Hütz talks about the band’s new album, his Ukrainian roots and the importance of safeguarding immigrants’ rights.