Gang Of Four Delivering New Album & Tour In 2019

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John “Gaoler” Sterry of the band Gang of Four performs onstage during Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory on October 22, 2016 in Santa Ana, Calif.
Gang of Four is following up its critically-acclaimed 2015 album, What Happens Next, with a new full-length due out in March, preceded by a run of February dates throughout the U.S. 
Happy Now is due out March 1 via PledgeMusic, 40 years after the release of the band’s groundbreaking debut, Entertainment, which Pitchfork included in its list of the Top Ten Albums of the ‘70s and MOJO called a “record that changed the world.” 
The new album promises to dive “deeper into the heart of the classic GO4 sound with a modern slant,” with a “body of anthemic songs of modern confusion.” Pre-orders for Happy Now are ongoing. 
“Happiness is always an odd one; so difficult to pin down. Our personal lives are always a mixture-sad things, tragedy, joy,” founding member Andy Gill said in a statement. “When we were younger we thought things would gradually get better: the world would be less sexist, less racist, progress would be made and now we know that history isn’t linear; it’s very capable of U-turns.” 
The post-punk band – featuring Gill on guitar, John “Gaoler” Sterry on vocals, Thomas McNeice on bass, and Tobias Humble on drums – kicks off its U.S. tour with a handful of shows in California, starting with a Feb. 4 show in Tustin. Here’s the plan:  
Feb 4 Marty’s On Newport Tustin, CA
Feb 5 The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Feb 6 Roxy Theatre, W. Hollywood, CA
Feb 8 Strummer’s, Fresno, CA
Feb 9 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Feb 11 Global Hall, Denver, CO
Feb 12 Slow Down, Omaha, NE
Feb 13 Space, Evanston, IL
Feb 14 Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Feb 16 El Club, Detroit, MI
Feb 17 Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 19 Once Ballroom, Somerville, MA
Feb 20 Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
Feb 21 U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Feb 22 Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Feb 23 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ
Feb 24 The Colony, Woodstock, NY
Feb 25 Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn, NY