British post punk legends Gang of Four have announced that they will be heading to the Rosemount Hotel on Wednesday, March 20 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1979 debut album, Entertainment!
Entertainment! was full of classics, including the timeless Damaged Goods, Naturals Not In It, Not Great Men, Anthrax, Ether and At Home He’s a Tourist. Without it bands such as Bloc Party would never exist.
The album was named the fifth greatest punk album of all time by Rolling Stone, and was named the eighth best album of the 70s by Pitchfork, and was influential on artists such as Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchence, Fugazi, Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand. That’s enough reason to get along even if original lead singer Jon King is no longer part of the touring line up (guitarist Andy Gill remains the band’s driving force).
They will play the album in full plus other hits, including I Love a Man in Uniform, What We All Want, Paralysed, To Hell With Poverty and more.
Gang of Four play The Rosemount Hotel on Wednesday, March 20. Tickets on sale Monday, November 26 from Oztix.