Fri Mar 4 2022

8:00 PM Doors

The Horseshoe Tavern

370 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2A2

Ages 19+

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For more information and show listings, visit Embrace Presents at www.embracepresents.com

This is a 19+ event, valid government issued photo I.D. is required.

Service fees include a $2.50 facility fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Following orders from the Government of Ontario, all fans are required to provide proof of full vaccination for entry.

  • All fans must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after the final dose) and provide proof of vaccination – either a screenshot or receipt of vaccination.
  • Any fans under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult with proof of full vaccination.
  • Unvaccinated fans 12 years old and older will not be eligible for entry
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Net Capacity: 400

Embrace & Indie 88 Present
GANG OF FOUR

  • SOLD OUT
  • GANG OF FOUR

    GANG OF FOUR

    Post-Punk

    Gang of Four was formed in Leeds in 1976 by bassist Dave Allen, drummer Hugo Burnham,
    guitarist Andy Gill, and singer Jon King. The band pioneered a style of music that inverted
    punk’s blunt and explosive energies — favoring tense rhythms, percussive guitars, and lyrics
    that traded in Marxist theory and situationism. They put every element of the traditional “rock
    band” format to question, from notions of harmony and rhythm to presentation and performance.

    This original lineup of the band released two monumental albums, Entertainment! (1979) and
    Solid Gold (1981). A third, Songs of the Free (1982), was recorded with bassist Sara Lee
    replacing Dave Allen. After Songs Of The Free, Burnham departed the band and Andy Gill and
    Jon King continued on to release Hard in 1983. After this release, the band broke up. In 2004,
    the original quartet reformed for tour dates and released Return The Gift (2005).

    Gill’s untimely death in February 2020 was cause for many to once again re-examine the
    group’s catalog and the legacy of these early releases was widely cited. Not only did Gang of
    Four’s music speak to the generation of musicians, activists, writers, and visual artists that
    emerged in the group’s immediate wake, but the generation after that. And the generation after
    that, even.

    In the last few years, their songs have continued to resonate with and been sampled by artists
    far afield from “post-punk,” including Run the Jewels (“The Ground Below”) and Frank Ocean
    (“Futura Free”). Now forty years since the original release of Entertainment!, Gang of Four’s
    legacy cannot be overstated.

Embrace & Indie 88 Present

GANG OF FOUR

Fri Mar 4 2022 8:00 PM Doors

The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto ON
GANG OF FOUR
  • SOLD OUT

Ages 19+

For more information and show listings, visit Embrace Presents at www.embracepresents.com

This is a 19+ event, valid government issued photo I.D. is required.

Service fees include a $2.50 facility fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Following orders from the Government of Ontario, all fans are required to provide proof of full vaccination for entry.

  • All fans must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after the final dose) and provide proof of vaccination – either a screenshot or receipt of vaccination.
  • Any fans under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult with proof of full vaccination.
  • Unvaccinated fans 12 years old and older will not be eligible for entry
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Net Capacity: 400
GANG OF FOUR

GANG OF FOUR

Post-Punk

Gang of Four was formed in Leeds in 1976 by bassist Dave Allen, drummer Hugo Burnham,
guitarist Andy Gill, and singer Jon King. The band pioneered a style of music that inverted
punk’s blunt and explosive energies — favoring tense rhythms, percussive guitars, and lyrics
that traded in Marxist theory and situationism. They put every element of the traditional “rock
band” format to question, from notions of harmony and rhythm to presentation and performance.

This original lineup of the band released two monumental albums, Entertainment! (1979) and
Solid Gold (1981). A third, Songs of the Free (1982), was recorded with bassist Sara Lee
replacing Dave Allen. After Songs Of The Free, Burnham departed the band and Andy Gill and
Jon King continued on to release Hard in 1983. After this release, the band broke up. In 2004,
the original quartet reformed for tour dates and released Return The Gift (2005).

Gill’s untimely death in February 2020 was cause for many to once again re-examine the
group’s catalog and the legacy of these early releases was widely cited. Not only did Gang of
Four’s music speak to the generation of musicians, activists, writers, and visual artists that
emerged in the group’s immediate wake, but the generation after that. And the generation after
that, even.

In the last few years, their songs have continued to resonate with and been sampled by artists
far afield from “post-punk,” including Run the Jewels (“The Ground Below”) and Frank Ocean
(“Futura Free”). Now forty years since the original release of Entertainment!, Gang of Four’s
legacy cannot be overstated.