Thursday, 4 August 2016
GANG OF FOUR Announce Live Album and Fall US Tour
When GANG OF FOUR returned to the spotlight last year with the release of their critically-acclaimed album What Happens Next in 2015 on Metropolis Records, their longtime fans returned en masse to their new music and their live shows. While Gang of Four in the studio is pure mastery, Gang of Four live is whole other experience. Edgy and unpredictable, the legendary godfathers of postpunk always threaten to dissolve into chaos while never losing the tightness and angularity that is the hallmark of their sound. On September 9, 2016, Metropolis Records will release Live… In the Moment, recorded live from their sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall (a companion live DVD features their sold-out concert at NYC’s famed Irving Plaza).
Featuring Andy Gill’s blazing guitarwork with John "Gaoler" Sterry on vocals, Thomas McNiece on bass, and Jonny Finnigan on drums, Live… In The Moment is a perfect snapshot of what makes Gang of Four's live performances so exciting. With a setlist that spans their 30-year career from Entertainment’s “Damaged Goods” right on up to “Where The Nightingale Sings” from their latest album What Happens Next, it’s an awesome aural experience to behold (full tracklisting below).
With the release of this live record comes the announcement of the second leg of their North American tour with The Faint. Kicking off in Minneapolis on Sept. 29 at First Avenue and circling the US, this tour gives fans another opportunity to experience the transcendent moments in person that are captured on the upcoming live album (tour dates below).
Live... In The Moment will be released on September 9, 2016 via Metropolis Records.
1. Where The Nightingale Sings 2. History's Not Made By Great Men 3. I Parade Myself 4. Paralysed 5. What We All Want 6. Love Like Anthrax 7. Do As I Say 8. Stranded 9. Damaged Goods 10. Isle Of Dogs 11. At Home He's A Tourist 12. To Hell With Poverty 13. Why Theory 14. I Found That Essence Rare
GANG OF FOUR on tour with The Faint: Sep 29 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN Sep 30 Metro Chicago, IL Oct 01 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON Oct 02 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH Oct 05 Paradise Rock Club Eastham, MA Oct 06 Webster Hall New York, NY Oct 07 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA Oct 08 9:30 Club Washington, DC Oct 10 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN Oct 11 Center Stage Atlanta, GA Oct 13 House of Blues Houston, TX Oct 14 South Side Music Hall Dallas, TX Oct 17 Emo’s Austin, TX Oct 18 Observatory North Park San Diego, CA Oct 20 Mayan Theater Los Angeles, CA Oct 21 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV Oct 23 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA Oct 25 The Showbox Seattle, WA Oct 26 McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR Oct 28 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT Oct 29 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO Oct 31 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE