Post-punk legends Gang of Four return next month with their eighth album and first without founding vocalist Jon King, an 11-song collection that features new frontman John “Gaoler” Sterry plus guest vocalists Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Gail Ann Dorsey, Robbie Furze of the Big Pink , Japanese guitar hero Hotei, and German musician/actor Herbert Grönemeyer.
The album, What Happens Next, is due out Feb. 24 in North American and March 2 in Europe, and is written and produced by Andy Gill, the band’s sole original member.
The band already has previewed both tracks sung by Mossheart: “England’s In My Bones” and “Broken Talk,” the latter of which first was released in a Sterry-sung version in 2013. Stream both tracks below.
GO4 also will mount a 16-date North American tour this March, with dates also expected at South By Southwest. See the tour itinerary below.
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
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Vintage Video: Gang of Four deliver an electrifying set at Croatian festival in 1981
- Andy Gill debuts new song, album plans as Gang of Four moves on without Jon King
- Video: Gang of Four, ‘It Was Never Gonna Turn Out Too Good,’ off 2011′s ‘Content’
- Video: Watch Gang of Four’s 40-minute live set recorded for KCRW
I love all their stuff but it’s hard to get excited about Gang of One. The all-originals Return The Gift was fantastic though.
Yeah, I think they should be referred to as “Gang of Four.” Like, with the quotation marks.
They have enough ex-members to start a band of their own, Gang of Former.
I can’t top lotus’ comment, but I guess Andy’s living as he dreams, alone.
And to you as well. You got there first. :-)
Gang of Nothing! Forget it.