Gang Of Four detail new album ‘Happy Now’, unveil North American tour

Andy Gill's pioneering post-punk band plays ONCE Ballroom in Somerville on February 19.

Photo: Leo Cackett

The New Year should be a loud one for Gang Of Four. Andy Gill’s groundbreaking post-punk band will mark the 40th anniversary of breakout 1979 album Entertainment! in September, but begin 2019 with a fresh batch of new noise. Gang Of Four’s ninth studio album, Happy Now, will be released March 1 via PledgeMusic, and its available now to pre-order.

“Happiness is always an odd one; so difficult to pin down,” says Gill of the new LP. “Our personal lives are always a mixture-sad things, tragedy, joy. 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.”

Gang Of Four are taking to North America in support of Happy Now in the early part of the year as well, and included in the 18-date trek is a February 19 stop at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Featured image by Leo Cackett.

Gang Of Four 2019 Tour Dates:
February 4: Marty’s On Newport, Tustin, CA
February 5: The Casbah, San Diego, CA
February 6: Roxy Theatre, W. Hollywood, CA
February 8: Strummer’s, Fresno, CA
February 9: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
February 11: Global Hall, Denver, CO
February 12: Slow Down, Omaha, NE
February 13: Space, Evanston, IL
February 14: Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
February 16: El Club, Detroit, MI
February 17: Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA
February 19: ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, MA
February 20: Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
February 21: U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
February 22: Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
February 23: Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ
February 24: The Colony, Woodstock, NY
February 25: Rough Trade, NYC Brooklyn, NY