Gang of Four live at Webster Hall

Posted by The G on February 9, 2011 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Gang of Four

Jon King of Gang of Four

The UK post-punk band Gang of Four are back!  On tour supporting their first new studio album in 15 years (“Content”), the band, who have influenced modern rockers from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Franz Ferdinand, took the stage at New York’s Webster Hall for a sold out show on February 8, 2011. Though their name is Gang of Four, only two of the original members are still in the group (lead singer Jon King and guitarist/vocalist Andy Gill).  Though the band rocked, the people standing near me were ultra-annoying as they kept pushing and shoving and were completely clueless about the fact that there was no need to invade my space because there was plenty of room for everyone.  I moved around several times, and I kept encountering the same thing, which as you know does not make me happy.  Concert amateur night.  Luckily, the dance/punk songs kept my spirits up.

Andy Gill of Gang of Four

Andy Gill of Gang of Four

Mixing classic hits in amongst the new material, every song was a dance party and lead singer Jon King’s stage presence is insane!  He dances around like a mad man and then settles into a random spot on the stage where he’ll sing for a few moments before moving on to the next location.  Andy Gill played some guitar solos with the trademark Gang of Four feedback and though it was only 18 degrees outside, the inside of Webster Hall was scorching! After each song, King thanked the crowd in Spanish, saying “Gracias.” Gracias backatcha for rocking Gang of Four!

See the set list and one more photo after the jump.

Gang of Four

Gang of Four

The setlist was:

You’ll Never Pay For The Farm
It’s Not Made For Great Men
I Can See From Far Away
Fruitfly In The Beehive
What We All Want
I Party All The Time
Return The Gift
You Don’t Have To Be Mad
We Live As We Dream, Alone
To Hell With Poverty
Do As I Say

He’d Send In The Army
Natural’s Not In It
Damaged Goods

At Home He’s A Tourist
I Love A Man In A Uniform

Setlist via Spin Magazine.  I popped out early to catch the tail end of a secret show by The National in the same building!

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  • The G said,

    I apparently got some facts wrong. I left the show early, so apologies for that! After attending 5 events on the same day, I was bound to mess up somewhere!

    Thank you for your patronage!