The Faint, Gang Of Four Team Up For Tour

Maybe you should sit down: The Faint will hit the North American touring circuit this fall, and the indie rockers will be joined by post-punk vets Gang Of Four.

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The trip kicks off Sept. 29 in Minneapolis and consists of 23 shows, the last being in The Faint’s native Omaha, Neb. Oct. 31.  

“We are so psyched to play shows with Gang Of Four this fall,” The Faint frontman Todd Fink said. “They’ve been a long time influence on The Faint. Life is insane.”

Gang of Four, which has been around since the ’70s, has influenced many musicians over the years with its bouncy basslines and politically-minded lyrics.

The Faint recently released a new single, titled “Young & Realistic,” which Fink describes as “pretty song-y for club music and pretty clubby for indie/punk, this one falls right in the sweet spot.”

Here are the newly announced dates for The Faint and Gang Of Four:

Sept. 29 — Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue      
Sept. 30 — Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar
Oct. 1 — Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Oct. 2 — Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall      
Oct. 5 — Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 6 — New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
Oct. 7 — Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero Theatre
Oct. 8 — Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
Oct. 10 — Nashville, Tenn., Mercy Lounge   
Oct. 11 — Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Oct. 13 — Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Oct. 14 — Dallas, Texas, South Side Music Hall
Oct. 15 — Austin, Texas, Emo’s
Oct. 17 — Scottsdale, Ariz., Livewire
Oct. 18 — San Diego, Calif., Observatory North Park
Oct. 20 — Los Angeles, Calif., Mayan Theatre
Oct. 21 — Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Oct. 23 — San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 25 — Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Oct. 26 — Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 28 — Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
Oct. 29 — Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Oct. 31 — Omaha, Neb., Sokol Auditorium / Underground

Tickets go on sale May 20 and more information is available at and