Photos by G.
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.
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.