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Gang of Four regroups for the fall

Political post-punk band Gang of Four reunited earlier this year with a high-profile gig at the Coachella fest and a round of spring tour dates, setting the stage for a just-announced fall outing. Though Gang of Four had not played together since the early 1980s, the band’s legend grew throughout the ’80s, ’90s and into this decade. Music journalists repeatedly note the band’s influences on contemporary musicians such as Franz Ferdinand, The Futureheads and The Rapture. Gang of Four–originally formed in Leeds, England in 1977–recently re-recorded tracks from its classic records–“Entertainment,” “Solid Gold” and “Songs of the Free”–for a two-disc set titled “Whitey’s Gift,” set to be released Sept. 20 in the U.S. The second disc in the package will feature selected GoF tracks recorded by contemporary artists including Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Dandy Warhols. The album’s release coincides with the fall tour, which features original GoF members Jon King, Andy Gill, Dave Allen and Hugo Burnham. The outing starts on the East Coast and then heads across the States, stopping primarily in major markets. Stops will include Philadelphia, New Orleans, Houston and Los Angeles. The band will also play Brooklyn, NY, at the Across the Pond Festival at Keyspan Park. The 17-date outing wraps up Oct. 21 in Anaheim, CA.
September 2005
29- Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
30 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
October 2005
1 – Brooklyn, NY – Across the Pond Festival, Keyspan Park
3 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
4 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
5 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
6 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
8 – Atlanta, GA – Earthlink Live
10 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11- Houston, TX – Meridian
12 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
13 – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Tea Room
15 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
16 – Magna, UT – Great Salt Air
18 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
20 – Los Angeles, CA – Avalon
21 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues