Live Dates

2016
UK
1 October Loopallu, Ullapool Tickets
PORTUGAL
6 October Expobeja, Beja Free Gig
UK
8 October Great British Alternative Music Festival, Lincs Tickets
GREECE
20 November Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens Tickets
2017
UK
7 March Engine Shed, Lincoln Tickets
9 March Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen Tickets
10 March Alhambra, Dunfermline Tickets
11 March O2 Academy, Glasgow Tickets
13 March Rock City, Nottingham Tickets
14 March Hexagon, Reading Tickets
16 March O2 Academy, Newcastle Tickets
17 March O2 Academy, Leeds Tickets
18 March O2 Academy, Birmingham Tickets
20 March O2 Guildhall, Southampton Tickets
21 March G-Live, Guildford Tickets
23 March Cliffs Pavilion, Southend Tickets
24 March O2 Academy, Brixton Tickets
25 March Corn Exchange, Cambridge Tickets
27 March University Y Plas, Cardiff Tickets
28 March Dome, Brighton Tickets
30 March O2 Academy, Bristol Tickets
31 March O2 Academy, Liverpool Tickets
1 April O2 Apollo, Manchester Tickets

 

Gigs

Tour ticket presale

Updated 21/9- The ticket presale has now ended, tickets back on general sale from 9am Friday 23rd.

A limited number of tickets for the March tour are on presale via Gigs and Tours from 9am tomorrow (21st September). Once this initial allocation have gone, all other tickets will go on general sale from 9am Friday 23rd. We have no presale info for the three Scottish dates as yet…

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Gigs

'The Classic Collection' British tour

We are pleased to confirm that March 2017 sees the band heading out on the road across the British Isles when they undertake a 19 date tour, entitled ‘The Classic Collection’, throughout the month. Kicking off in Lincoln on the 7th, they then cross the border for a trio of Scottish dates visiting Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Glasgow. The itinerary then works its way around England including a hometown gig in Guildford on the 21st and a return visit to the iconic Brixton Academy on the Friday the 24th. On the 27th they cross the Severn for a Welsh date in Cardiff before the final weekend in Liverpool on Friday 31st and Manchester Apollo on Saturday 1st April. Joining the band as special guests for the full tour are London dub rockers Ruts DC. Tickets go onsale from Friday 23rd September at 9 am although there will be O2 presales from 9 am Wednesday 21st. We will post links as soon as we have them. See you on the road in 2017…

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Gigs

Two autumn festivals added

The band are now confirmed to play at a pair of festivals in October. Firstly, they appear at Loopallu which takes place in Ullapool, Scotland on Saturday 1st October. Festival details and tickets can be found on the website here. Secondly the band are playing at the Expobeja in Beja, Southern Portugal on Thursday 6th October. It’s a free event and has a 4000 capacity. Details can be found here. More gig news to follow very soon…

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News

Baz's Suite XVI ratter blog

To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Suite XVI back in 2006, Baz has penned a new blog which gives a track by track breakdown of the album from Unbroken to Relentless. He also explores the events within the band camp around that time and the departure of Paul Roberts.

Read his new ratter here

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Listen to Suite XVI on Spotify

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the band’s sixteenth studio album Suite XVI in September 2006. Please click on the album cover image to hear the full album on Spotify…

The album was the first to be recorded after the departure of singer Paul Roberts and the band’s return to their original four piece format. Suite XVI illustrates how well JJ & Baz’s writing partnership had gelled in the preceding years with the pair sharing both writing and vocal duties on the album. The album displayed all the hallmarks of The Stranglers’ sound but also showed the diversity of their recorded output, featuring a variety of musical styles from full-on punk to country and western! Recorded in studios in Somerset, the album was produced by Louie Nicastro. Two singles were released from the album, firstly Spectre Of Love and then Unbroken. The album’s closing track Relentless has become a firm favourite in live sets and is a true Stranglers’ anthem…

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A message from Jet…

As a non-subscriber to what I believe is known as ‘Social Media’, I was beginning to think that I had finally managed to evade the annual fusillade of greetings to which I have become accustomed in recent years. Greetings, in acknowledgement of an event of some seventy eight years distant, to which I had then been involuntarily tethered.

That is, until social media savvy Ava, on the morning of the 26th last month, had informed me that there was a new fusillade winging it’s way towards me, through the wonder of international electronic communications.
Continue reading A message from Jet…

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News

New tshirt design

Our merchandisers Townsend Music now have a new tshirt design on sale featuring the original Peaches blackmail lettering. It’s available in two colours and a full range of sizes here They also have some other shirts available at discounted prices while stocks last…

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Gigs

Greek gig confirmed

We can confirm that the band are playing a gig at the Piraeus 117 Academy in Athens, Greece on Sunday 20th November. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 9th August here

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History

'The Challenge'- JJ and the bathtub race

Exactly thirty years ago, JJ led an intrepid group of fans across the Channel to Nice to take part in a bathtub race in the sea off the French Riviera. The event was the culmination of months of planning, design and test sailings of the bathtub based craft. One of the main ‘Challengers’, Paul Jenner (or Peejay to his friends) picks up the story… 

Continue reading ‘The Challenge’- JJ and the bathtub race

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Features

New Zealand & Australia 2016: Baz's Tour Diary

 

Baz admires the view

Soon after the band had completed the UK Black And White tour, they headed ‘Down Under’ for an eight date tour of New Zealand and Australia, the first visit since the gigs with Blondie back in 2012.

Making the most of the trip, Baz flew down early to visit family and, following the tour, he & JJ were staying on for some motorbiking around Western Australia. On his return home, he wrote this blog about their Antipodes trip…

Continue reading New Zealand & Australia 2016: Baz’s Tour Diary

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