Gang Of Four Announce 2022 North American Tour
Gang of Four have announced a new 2022 tour of North America, their first dates since the passing of founding member Andy Gill last year.
Scheduled to take place across the US in March, the trek will find the band highlighting songs from their 1977-1983 releases, including ’79’s Entertainment!, ’81’s Solid Gold, and ’82’s Songs of the Free. Much of this material was featured on the recently released Gang of Four: 77-81 box set, part of Matador Records’ archival campaign.
Co-founding bassist Dave Allen will sit out the tour “due to personal reasons,” according to a press release, though it’s noted he “remains an essential and vital part of the band.” Filling in for Allen will be returning bassist Sara Lee, who was last with Gang of Four from 1980 to 1984. Also joining lead vocalist Jon King and drummer Hugo Burnham will be guitarist David Pajo of Slint and Papa M.
“I am excited to be back out next spring with two of my dearest Gangsters and a new one,” said Burnham in a statement. “Jon, Sara, and I cannot wait to make stylin’ loud noises with the fierce and fabulous David Pajo. Bring your hearts and your ear-plugs.”
Added King, “It’s been too long, can’t wait to get back at it, be positive, agitate for the good. Getting back together with Sara and Hugo will be wonderful and working with David P. will be a blast. A chance to bring light into the darkness.”
Over the summer, the legacy of Gill and Gang of Four was celebrated with the tribute album The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four. The LP featured contributions from Serj Tankian and Tom Morello, Warpaint, Helmet, Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea and John Frusciante, and more.
Gang Of Four play the following North American dates in 2022:
03/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/03 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
03/04 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
03/06 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
03/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Made
03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
03/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hall
03/12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
03/15 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
03/16 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
03/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
03/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
03/23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/23 – Portland, OR @ Rev Hall
03/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club