Live Dates

29 August Fiesta City festival, Verviers Info
3 November La Clef, St. Germain En Laye Tickets
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 Tickets
19 November Het Depot, Leuven Tickets
20 November Effenaar, Eindhoven Tickets
21 November Nobel, Leiden Tickets
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
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



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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July mini tour

Just a reminder that the band’s short six date jaunt of English Towns starts next week on the south coast in Worthing. The band’s similar mini tour last summer proved to be a real treat, witnessing gigs in more intimate venues than the spring tour and this year’s one promises more of the same.  Three of the gigs are already totally sold out (Hampton, York & Holmfirth) but there are some tickets available for the other three dates. Tickets can be bought for Worthing on the 10th here, for Middlesbrough on 14th here and Blackburn on the 16th here. See you on the summer tour…

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Baz & Merv's European Road Trip

The band’s summer festival season this year included a pair of biker gigs, one of which was a Harley Davidson bash at St Tropez in the south of France. Keen motorcyclists Baz & his mate Merv decided that they could ride there and back, using it as a great opportunity to explore the tarmac of Europe during their nine day roadtrip. Arriving by ferry at Bilbao in Spain, they would ride through Spain and across Southern France to the gig before heading North back to Calais and home. Baz picks up the story… Continue reading Baz & Merv’s European Road Trip

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Belgian festival added

We can now announce another addition to the band’s packed summer schedule. They are confirmed for the Fiesta City festival which takes place in Verviers in Eastern Belgium in August. The band will appear at the festival on Saturday 29th and the whole event is free. More details about the festival can be found here

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Extra Simple Minds gig added

An extra date has been added to the Simple Minds arena tour later in the year at the Aberdeen GE Gas & Oil Arena on Tuesday 1st December. As with the other four previously announced dates, The Stranglers are special guests. Onsale this week here

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Coventry Motofest gig

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the organisers of Motofest have advised us that next weekend’s gig is under threat of cancellation. An email was received from them yesterday evening and we are unable to get any more definite info until after this (long) weekend. Sorry for the late notice but we would advise fans to not book tickets or travel/accomodation for this gig until we have more news. Apologies for the inconvenience to fans planning to travel but circumstances are out of the band/management’s control. More news as soon as we have it.. Update 26 May-We have now had official confirmation that the Coventry Motofest gig has been cancelled by the organisers. Please contact your point of purchase for ticket refund. Apologies…

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Portuguese Biker Rally

The band are confirmed to play at the Moto Clube Faro biker’s bash which takes place in near Faro, Portugal on Saturday 18th July. The weekend bike rally features many events and different bands over the four days. Please note that there are no advance tickets available for this event. You can only pay on the gate to access the rally. Further details about the event and lots of useful hints for those travelling can be found on the MCF website here


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Special vinyl reissues of Rattus and Heroes

To coincide with the upcoming March On tour and Record Store Day 2015, The Stranglers are pleased to reveal that they will be releasing limited edition re-mastered vinyl reissues of both of the band’s 1977 albums Rattus Norvegicus and No More Heroes. The intital pressing will be strictly limited to 500 individually numbered copies on heavyweight 180g vinyl housed in original inner sleeves. In addition, each limited album set will also include a reproduction of the SIS lyric sheet and a reprint of the original album promo poster (nearly 2′ in height). As with initial copies of the original album in ’77, the Rattus set will even contain a repress of the Choosey Susie/Peasant In The Big Shitty (live) freebie single in its orange sleeve.Rattus Norvegicus & No More Heroes pack shots

Both reissues are available exclusively from Townsend Music and can be pre-ordered now-Rattus Norvegicus  here and No More Heroes here. Orders are expected to be despatched towards the end of April. To whet your appetite even further, other vinyl releases will follow in the future…

Updated 24/04-The Rattus & Heroes reissue vinyl albums are now in stock and are being despatched from Townsend Music. Both releases are nearly sold out but you can still snap up a copy if you’re quick here

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