Post-punk legends GANG OF FOUR have announced their return to Australia and New Zealand this April.
Nearly 30 years after forming in Leeds, Gang Of Four will be touring behind 2015’s album What Happens Next.
Founding guitarist and songwriter Andy Gill has constructed a new Gang of Four touring and recording together since 2013: John “Gaoler” Sterry on vocals, Thomas McNiece on bass and Jonny Finnigan on drums.
The tour begins in Perth on Monday, April 18 before winding up their six-date tour in Auckland on Wednesday, April 27.
Tickets go on sale at midday Friday, February 19.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.
Gang of Four initially existed, with various personnel changes, between 1977 and 1983. Emerging with debut album Entertainment! voted the eighth best album of the 1970s by Pitchfork and one of the best of all-time by Rolling Stone (plus a personal favourite of Kurt Cobain). The Gang of Four’s recordings and live performances have been hugely influential, and have left their mark on R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Minutemen; Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Massive Attack; Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and LCD Soundsystem.
What Happens Next, the Gang of Four’s ninth album, includes Alison Mosshart of the Kills and the Dead Weather, Gail Ann Dorsey, Robbie Furze of the Big Pink, and German musician and actor Herbert Grönemeyer.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH
MONDAY APRIL 18
THE GOV, ADELAIDE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20
THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
FRIDAY APRIL 22
METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY APRIL 23
THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY APRIL 24
TICKETS ON SALE
12PM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19
0am February 15 until 10am February 17