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Gang Of Four Announce North American Headlining Tour and New CD

Gang of Four 2010

Gang Of Four, one of the most radical and important groups of the last thirty years, are proud to announce a headlining tour of North America beginning February 4th in Toronto, ON. The band will tour in support of their upcoming album, Content, their first new material in 16 years. Set for a January 25th release on Yep Roc RecordsContent is every bit as powerful and insightful as their classic work that has influenced many.

From creating one of music’s preeminent debut albums (1979’s Entertainment) to influencing a wide range of punk, post-punk and indie rock bands (R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth, Bloc Party, The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and hundreds more), Gang Of Four have triumphantly defined their place in rock ‘n roll and continue to influence a new generation of fans with their high energy, maximum impact sound.

TOUR DATES:
February 4 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
February 5 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
February 7 Paradise Boston, MA
February 8 Webster Hall New York, NY
February 9 9:30 Club Washington, DC
February 11 Metro Chicago, IL
February 12 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
February 15 Venue Vancouver, BC
February 16 Showbox @ the Market Seattle, WA
February 17 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
February 19 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
February 20 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
February 21 Music Box Los Angeles, CA

Classic Post-Punk Album of The Day: Gang Of Four’s Entertainment!

Gang Of Four Entertainment
At. Home. He. Feels. Like. A. Tourist.

On This Date in 1979: Gang Of Four released their debut album, Entertainment! It included the singles “Damaged Goods” and “At Home He’s A Tourist” (#58 U.K.). Aside from the singles mentioned above, this album has some of my favorite songs from that era of music including “Not Great Men,” “I Found That Essence Rare” and “Anthrax,” and I played the shit out of it when I had my college radio program, The Gail Pink Show, which was just amazing. Entertainment! ranked at Number 490 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, with RS writer David Fricke offering that, “Gang of Four are probably the best politically motivated dance band in rock & roll.” Surely it is no secret that Gang of Four has influenced many modern bands including NYC’s own Interpol and other bands that sound like Interpol. Let us celebrate the enduring greatness of Gang of Four today by playing their many fun albums!

Thanks to The P5 Blogspot: This Day in 80s Music for the Tip!