Gang of Four prep new LP, touring, celebrating 40 years of ‘Entertainment!’
Post-punk vets Gang of Four, of which guitarist Andy Gill is the only original member in the lineup these days, are getting ready to release new album, Happy Now, which will be out march 29. Details are scant, but you can preorder via Pledgemusic.
Meanwhile, Gang of Four will be touring in 2019, going coast to coast, starting on the West Coast in February and making their way East. Dates include stops in San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Denver, NYC, the Boston area, Philly and more. They’ll play Asbury Park’s Asbury Lanes on February 23 and Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on February 25. Tickets for those two shows go on sale Friday, December 7 at noon, with AmEx presales starting Wednesday (12/5).
It should be noted that 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Gang of Four’s landmark debut album, Entertainment!, a record that has inspired so much alt/indie over the last four decades and continues to be influential. On Gang of Four’s Facebook there are pictures of “Entertainment! 40th Anniversary Tour” but it hasn’t been announced if these North American dates are part of that. Stay tuned.
All dates are listed, with a stream of Entertainment!, below.
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Gang of Four – 2019 Tour Dates
FEB 04 Tustin, CA – Marty’s on Newport
FEB 05 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
FEB 06 Los Angeles – The Roxy
FEB 08 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
FEB 09 San Francisco – The Chapel
FEB 11 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
FEB 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
FEB 19 Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom
FEB 21 Washington, DC – U STreet Music Hall
FEB 22 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
FEB 23 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
FEB 25 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
MAR 12 Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to duo MUSIC EXCHANGE
MAR 13 Tokyo, Ebisu-Nishi Daikanyama Unit
MAR 20 North Perth, Australia Rosemount Hotel
MAR 22 Camperdown, Australia Manning Bar
MAR 23 Melbourne, Australia The Croxton Bandroom
MAR 24 Fortitude Valley, Australia The Zoo
MAR 27 Te Aro, New Zealand San Fran
MAR 28 Auckland, New Zealand The Tuning Fork