Gang of Four to Support Feb. Album w/ US Tour

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Looks like a gang of three based on the photo…

By Blurt Staff

The mighty Gang of Four will release a new album, What Happens Next, on February 24 on Metropolis Records. It’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed album Content and features collaborations with Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Robbie Furze from The Big Pink, Gail Ann Dorsey, German superstar Herbert Grönemeyer and Japanese superstar Hotei. (Below, listen to the track featuring Mosshart.)  There’s also to be a US and North American tour kicking off in March that will include several shows in Austin during SXSW:

Gang of Four tour dates:

March 3: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
March 4: Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
March 6: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
March 7: Irving Plaza. New York, NY
March 9: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Ontario
March 10: Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
March 12: Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
March 13: Park West, Chicago, IL
March 14: Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
March 15: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
March 17: Warehouse Live Studio, Houston, TX
March 18: Trees, Dallas, TX
March 17-22: South By Southwest, Austin, TX (TBA)
March 23: The Independent, San Francisco, CA
March 24: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
March 25: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
March 28: Burgerama, Santa Ana, CA

This will be the first album without vocalist Jon King (his fellow co-founder Dave Allen left some time ago). What Happens Next refers to both the outside world and the band itself: an emphatic commitment to the future. “The focus is more on universal issues, like how individuals behave in certain ways or how our world is constructed, than local issues or current affairs,” says guitarist and songwriter (and lone remaining co-founder) Andy Gill. “Gang of Four is anything but parochial.”

According to the band’s handlers, “When King left the project, a reinvigorated Gill seized the opportunity to re-imagine Gang of Four from the ground up. The new album is an unexpected twist that still operates as the next logical step for the group. It was written and produced by Gill in London.”The lead single from What Happens Next is “Broken Talk”, which features vocals from Alison Mosshart:


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