Live Dates

3 November La Clef, St. Germain En Laye SOLD OUT!
4 November Salle Watteau, Nogent s/Marne Tickets
5 November Le Cargo, Caen Tickets
6 November L’Etage, Rennes Tickets
7 November La Sirene, La Rochelle Tickets
9 November Les Bourdaines, Seignosse Tickets
10 November Le Bikini, Toulouse Tickets
12 November Le Fil, St. Etienne Tickets
13 November La Rodia, Besancon Tickets
14 November La Laiterie, Strasbourg Tickets
15 November Salzhaus, Zurich Tickets
17 November Luxor, Cologne Tickets
18 November Bolwerk, Vilvoorde, Brussels SOLD OUT!
19 November Het Depot, Leuven Tickets
20 November Effenaar, Eindhoven Tickets
21 November Nobel, Leiden SOLD OUT!
26 November O2 Arena, London w/ Simple Minds Tickets
27 November First Direct Arena, Leeds w/ Simple Minds Tickets
28 November SSE Hydro, Glasgow w/ Simple Minds Tickets
29 November Ireland 3 Arena, Dublin w/ Simple Minds Tickets
1 December GE Oil & Gas Arena, Aberdeen w/ Simple Minds Tickets
3 March Concert Hall, Perth Tickets
4 March Ironworks, Inverness Tickets
5 March O2 Academy, Glasgow Tickets
7 March Rock City, Nottingham Tickets
8 March O2 Academy, Liverpool Tickets
9 March O2 Academy, Newcastle Tickets
11 March Brixton Academy, London Tickets
12 March O2 Academy, Birmingham Tickets
14 March G Live, Guildford Tickets
15 March Hexagon, Reading Tickets
17 March O2 Academy, Sheffield Tickets
18 March University Great Hall, Cardiff Tickets
19 March O2 Academy, Bristol Tickets
21 March City Hall, Salisbury Tickets
22 March Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone Tickets
23 March Corn Exchange, Cambridge Tickets
25 March O2 Academy, Leeds Tickets
26 March Apollo, Manchester Tickets
17 April Metro, Sydney Tickets
18 April Tivoli, Brisbane Tickets
20 April Corner Hotel, Melbourne Tickets
22 April Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide Tickets
23 April Metropolis Fremantle, Perth Tickets



'The Best Night of Roxy's Life'

JJ appears as himself in a cameo role in a short film entitled ‘The best night of Roxy’s life’. The film was written by & stars actress/comedian Isy Suttie (view her website here). The story focuses on a woman who is a Stranglers fan attending a gig, meeting her hero and surprising him… JJ elaborates: ‘Isy is a bit of a stand up, she’s been in a few TV series and also writes some very funny songs. I’ve got a cameo part as J.J.Burnel and then suddenly I become Serge Gainsbourg. It’s quite bittersweet actually, a funny little short…’ The film can be viewed here

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European tour ticket update

A quick reminder that the band’s 16 date European tour kicks off in just over a month and tickets are selling well. The band are playing ten French dates and then visiting Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Holland. We have had confirmation that three of the dates, St.Germain, Vilvoorde & Leiden, are now totally sold out and that others are getting close. Gig dates & venues are shown in the listing on the left as well as ticket links. See you in Europe….

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Feature in Motor Cycle News

There is a fantastic four page feature in the latest issue of Motor Cycle News (MCN) about JJ & Baz’s bike trip from the UK to the Verviers gig in Belgium in late August. Both riding their beloved Triumphs, they were accompanied on the journey by a reporter & photographer from the magazine. On sale now…

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British March 2016 tour tickets

Just a reminder that tickets for the forthcoming British tour in March go on general sale today from 9am via links on the left hand column. Please shop around as booking fees etc can vary between ticket agencies. Remember that, for personal callers to any O2 Academy venues who pay with cash, you can buy tickets for all the O2 gigs without incurring booking fees or other add-ons. See you on tour…

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Black & White Spring UK Tour

We are excited to exclusively reveal that the band will head out on a UK tour throughout March next year which will see them showcase their legendary 1978 Black & White album in its chronological entirety during their set. The 18 date itinerary kicks off with a trio of gigs north of the border, visiting Perth on the 3rd, Inverness on the 4th and Glasgow on the 5th. The tour then heads south, via Nottingham, Liverpool and Newcastle before the London date on Friday 11th at the 5000 capacity Brixton Academy- a venue which the band last played 25 years ago back in 1991. After a hometown date in Guildford, the tour takes in some less visited places including Reading, Salisbury and Folkestone before the final gig in Manchester on the Saturday 26th. Shifting from their recent home at the Academy, the band return to the legendary Manchester Apollo where they played regularly between 1978 and 1990, with its 3500 capacity, it will be a fitting finale to the tour. We’re also pleased to announce that the special guests for the complete tour will be Welsh rockers The Alarm featuring Mike Peters, their website can be found here. Tickets will go onsale from 9am Friday 18th September and we will add ticket links in due course. See you on tour…Black & White becomes…

Open below to see the tour poster… Continue reading Black & White Spring UK Tour

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Top 25 Rarest 7" Singles

For many years, The Stranglers have been the focus of record collectors with their long and illustrious career providing a wealth of vinyl and other releases for fans to track down. The subject of which particular items are the most sought after or desirable has been discussed and argued at length for ages. To try and produce a definitive list of the Top 25 collectible 7″ singles from around the world, we spoke to three of the best known Stranglers collectors to produce a run down of the rarest records. Between the four of us, we have well over 100 years of avid Meninblack collecting knowledge so the collective results should be a good indication… Continue reading Top 25 Rarest 7″ Singles

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Message from Jet

Jet has asked us to pass on his thanks for the many messages & posts from fans for his birthday last week. They were very much appreciated and we are all looking forward to seeing him on tour in the near future.

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Australian April tour

We’re pleased to announce that the band are making a welcome return Down Under in April next year for a five date headlining tour. It will be the band’s first visit to Oz since they were the special guests on Blondie’s tour there in December 2012. The tour kicks off in Sydney at the Metro on Sunday the 17th, next is the Tivoli in Brisbane on Monday the 18th, Wednesday 20th sees a visit to Melbourne Corner Hotel and then it’s on to the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on Friday 22nd. The final date of the tour sees the band fly to WA to play at the Metropolis Fremantle in Perth on Saturday the 23rd which is the band’s first appearance in the city since the Norfolk Coast era back in 2004.  Self-declared Aus-o-phile Baz is really looking forward to the tour: “We always have a great time in Australia…Last time we were there we were special guests to someone so it’ll be nice to go back and do some shows of our own this time…They know how to do it down there and we always rise to it…bring it on!”

Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 28th) at 9am from here and general sale starts on Friday 28th of August. Specific ticket links are in the left hand gig listing…

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Belladrum TV coverage

BBC Alba are planning to show a large part of the band’s set plus an interview from the sold out Belladrum festival on Saturday 8th August 9pm-11pm. BBC Alba can be viewed on:
Sky 143, Freeview / You View 8, Virgin Media 161, Freesat 110, BT Vision 8, Smallworld 170 & BBC iPlayer

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Summer mini tour ratter

Baz has written a new blog about the band’s short July tour across England (including a detour to Portugal) which features tales of sold out gigs, frayed tempers, football banter and jelly moulds! His latest ratter can be read here

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