Gang Of Four Rerecorded, Remixed For Double-Disc
Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs.Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs. Due Aug. 30 via V2, the as-yet-untitled set will arrive in the wake of considerable acclaim for the band's recent U.K. shows and this weekend's appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
The group's original members -- Dave King, Andy Gill, Dave Allen and Hugo Burnham -- recorded new versions of such songs as "To Hell With Poverty," "I Love a Man in a Uniform" and "Damaged Goods," among others. "To Hell With Poverty 2005" is the set's first single and is currently available exclusively via Apple's iTunes music store.
Those contributing remixes of Gang Of Four songs to the album include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ladytron, Dandy Warhols and the Futureheads.
As previously reported, Gang Of Four's 1979 debut album "Entertainment!" will be reissued May 17 via Rhino augmented with the four-track "Yellow" EP and four additional previously unreleased recordings.
The band's Coachella performance was the opening of a brief North American tour that plays the first of two San Francisco shows tonight (May 2).
Here are Gang Of Four's upcoming tour dates:
May 2-3: San Francisco (Fillmore)
May 5: Portland (Crystal Ballroom)
May 6: Seattle (Showbox)
May 7: Vancouver (Commodore)
May 10: Minneapolis (Quest)
May 11-12: Chicago (Metro)
May 13: Detroit (The Majestic)
May 14: Toronto (Phoenix)
May 16: Boston (Avalon)
May 17-18: New York (Irving Plaza)
May 20: Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 21: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts)