Live Dates

2018
NEW ZEALAND
2 February Town Hall, Auckland Tickets
3 February Opera House, Wellington Tickets
AUSTRALIA
6 February Forum, Melbourne Tickets
7 February Tivoli, Brisbane Tickets
8 February Enmore Theatre, Sydney Tickets
10 February Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide Tickets
12 February Astor Theatre, Perth Tickets
IRELAND
1 March Olympia, Dublin Tickets
2 March Big Top, Limerick Tickets
UK
3 March Ulster Hall, Belfast Tickets
6 March O2 Academy, Liverpool Tickets
8 March O2 Academy, Glasgow Tickets
9 March Ironworks, Inverness Tickets
10 March Grand Hall, Kilmarnock Tickets
12 March Rock City, Nottingham Tickets
13 March Guildhall, Portsmouth Tickets
15 March O2 Academy, Bristol Tickets
16 March Tramshed, Cardiff Tickets
17 March O2 Academy, Birmingham Tickets
19 March Nick Rayns LCR, Norwich Tickets
20 March Cliffs Pavilion, Southend Tickets
22 March O2 Academy, Leeds Tickets
23 March Engine Shed, Lincoln Tickets
24 March O2 Academy, Brixton Tickets
26 March GLive, Guildford Tickets
27 March Hexagon, Reading Tickets
29 March O2 Academy, Newcastle Tickets
30 March Corn Exchange, Cambridge Tickets
31 March O2 Apollo, Manchester Tickets
FRANCE
8 July Festival Les Deferlantes, Argeles Sur Mer Tickets
12 July Musilac festival, Aix Les Bains Tickets

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Pat DiNizio (12/10/55-12/12/17)

We have received this from JJ about the passing of his friend Pat DiNizio:

‘Pat Dinizio has died aged 62. He was a great songwriter,larger than life personality and the main man and lead singer in the american band The Smithereens. I first met him in the early eighties in New York when CBS had signed us up and were trying to figure out how to deal with our first release on their label , an album called “Feline” which was not what they had expected and also was very “european”. He was doubling up as a music journalist at the time and professed to be a big Stranglers fan. I wasn’t used to that in those days!

Over time we became mates and in 1996 he asked me to play bass on a solo album entitled “Songs and Sounds”. So in 1997 I flew over to Charlotte North Carolina for a week and recorded the bass. Later that year I embarked on a tour of the states with the band for this solo album which comprised of Tony “thunder ” Smith ,myself and Pat with the guest appearance of Sonny Fortune a legendary old jazzer. That tour was an education. I had never played with such a drummer and he teased me musically and technically and ultimately helped me be a better bassist. We have lost a very talented man from New Jersey who could do a very mean imitation of Marlon Brando in the Godfather. jj’

RIP Pat

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Rattus Relived vinyl release

We can now exclusively reveal full details of the vinyl release of Rattus Relived, the landmark 2007 Roundhouse gig which took place on the 30th anniversary of the band’s record-breaking 1977 five night run at the venue. The 180 gram amber vinyl, double album is housed in a wide spined sleeve and comes with an exclusive print of a stunning reworking of the rear sleeve of the No More Heroes album. The inner bags feature extensive sleevenotes, memorabilia images and live photos. The first three sides are taken from the legendary Roundhouse gig whilst side four features Rattus/Heroes tracks from other live performances from 2010-2016. The package is limited to 1000 numbered copies which are in stock at Townsend Music now, available to buy either signed here or unsigned here Relive that legendary gig…

Updated 07/12-please note that all signed copies have now SOLD OUT! Apologies if you missed out…

 

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French festival added

In addition to the Les Deferlantes festival we announced on Friday, we can confirm that the band are also playing the Musilac festival on Thursday 12th July. The festival takes place in Aix Les Bains near the French Alps. Tickets go onsale on Friday 1st December at 10am. More details & ticket info here

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French summer festival added

The band are confirmed to play the Festival Les Deferlantes in South West France on Sunday 8th July 2018. The festival takes place in the coastal town of Argeles Sur Mer near Perpignan, close to the border with Spain. Tickets go onsale on Saturday 25th November at 10am and full details can be found on the festival website here. Further festival news coming soon…

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French tour update & early shows

The French 9 date tour kicks off tomorrow in Annemasse which, alongside Paris, is now sold out! All other dates selling well. Please note that there are two early gigs on the tour: Paris (The Stranglers expected stagetime 8.30) and Le Garric/Blaye (expected stagetime 7.30). Don’t be late… See you out there, a bientot…

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Coming soon!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘Rattus at the Roundhouse’ show in 2007, there is a forthcoming special double album, 180g heavyweight coloured vinyl reissue of this legendary gig. More details to follow…

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Irish dates for spring 2018

Prior to the confirmed UK dates, the band cross the Irish Sea for a trio of shows at the start of March. The mini tour kicks off at the Olympia in Dublin on the 1st, next is Limerick Big Top on the 2nd and finally up to Belfast for a show at the Ulster Hall on the 3rd.

As with the rest of the ‘definitive’ tour, special guests for the three gigs are Therapy? Tickets go onsale from 10am this Friday (20th October) and ticket links are shown in the gig listing to the left.

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Next stop-France...

The band have now successfully completed their summer gig schedule and have a couple of months off to regroup before they head out on the road again. The next dates in the diary are across the Channel in France in late November  through to early December where they are playing a nine gig tour. Kicking off in Annemasse on the 22nd, they then visit Lyon, Paris, Le Havre, Brest, Nantes, Tours and Bordeaux before the final show in Le Garric on 3rd December.  Special guests for the full tour are The Melomaniacs and tickets are on sale via the links in the gig listing to the left. A Bientot…

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French winter tour support

Now that the band have completed the summer festival season, their next live outings are across the Channel in France in late November into early December. The tour consists of nine dates in total, kicking off in Annemasse on the 22nd November, visiting Lyon, Paris, Le Havre, Brest, Nantes, Tours, Bordeaux & finishing up in Le Garric on 3rd December. We are pleased to confirm that special guests for these French dates are The Melomaniacs (more info here) who feature Mike Marlin on vocals. According to their site, the band are ‘Three men lost in music and time between Pink Floyd and The National. Mike Marlin sings, Kim Murray plays guitar and Paul Silver plays keys. The lyrics are Americana noir for the existentially challenged and the music is surround sound for the soul’. Ticket links for all French dates are in the gig column to the left. France, nous arriveons…

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A message from Jet...

Following his recent birthday, Jet has sent us the following message for everyone who sent him birthday greetings:

Continue reading A message from Jet…

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