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Gang of Four: new live album and tour in North America

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Rock At Night loves post-punk music and wants to keep it alive.  We are really happy to see Gang of Four is releasing a new live album Live…In The Moment on September 9th through Metropolis Records. At the end of September they will being their tour of North America with support by The Faint–and of course, Rock At Night will be there with bells on!

DSC_4131-1When 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.

 

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

 

BUY THE ALBUM HERE

Track listing:

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

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I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse
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