The legendary British post-punk agitators are back...

THE GANG OF FOUR are to reform for a UK tour.

The legendary British post-punk agitators have enjoyed a critical revival in recent years with new bands like The Futureheads, Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand citing them as a massive influence.

Now, the original line-up of Jon King, Andy Gill, Dave Allen and Hugo Burnham have succumbed to public demand and will reunite for the first time since 1981 for a string of British dates in January 2005.

The dates are:

Manchester Academy (January 23)

Leeds University (24)

Bristol Academy (25)

Birmingham Academy (27)

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (28)

Tickets are on sale now. For availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.