Live Dates

2017
UK
7 March Engine Shed, Lincoln Tickets
9 March Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen Tickets
10 March Alhambra, Dunfermline Tickets
11 March O2 Academy, Glasgow SOLD OUT!
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 SOLD OUT!
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

 

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Tour ticket update…

We just wanted to give a quick update on tour ticket sales which are going extremely well. So far, the gigs in Glasgow & Cambridge have both sold out and others are getting very close. Don’t hang around to get your tickets as you may be disappointed! See you on the road soon…

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Southampton Guildhall-JJ speaks…

Eagle eyed fans will notice that the band are returning to the Southampton Guildhall on the 20th March (now with renamed the ‘O2 Guildhall’). It is a venue that the band vowed never to play again after their last appearance there back in 2010 due to issues with the sound. JJ wanted to set the record straight on this change of heart: A few years ago, I announced from the stage at Southampton Guildhall that we would never play there again as the sound was a disgrace. However, we are playing there again! The reason being that I was assured by none other than Louie Nicastro, our soundman, that they  have changed the whole PA there and it has vastly improved. I take his word for it… If I’m wrong, I’m wrong… 

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40th anniversary of 1977

2017 is the Ruby Anniversary of the release of the band’s debut and second studio albums Rattus Norvegicus and No More Heroes back in 1977. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of what was such a pivotal year in the band’s history, we will post a series of items on social media throughout 2017 to coincide with what the band were doing at the time all those years ago. Most weeks we will post on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages with 1977 details of record releases, notable events, legendary gigs and other related items. To keep track with these posts, make sure that you follow/like one of these social media platforms. I’ll see you in the sewer darling, don’t be late…

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Happy New Year!

Best wishes to the familyinblack worldwide for the coming year. See you in 2017 from all at Stranglers HQ

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Season’s greetings…

Best wishes to the familyinblack around the world from all at Stranglers HQ. Thanks for your support & dedication this year. 2016 was a busy gigging year for the band, including a visit to Aus & NZ, and 2017 is shaping up to be the same. See you on the road next year…

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Merch order dates for Christmas

Our merchandise store Townsend Music have confirmed their final order dates for Christmas delivery:

17th December Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

19th December for UK orders

They stock a full range of tshirts, beanie hats, hoodies and, of course, the brand new limited double vinyl reissue of The Raven. Visit the store here 

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The Raven limited vinyl reissue

We can reveal that the latest album to receive the deluxe vinyl reissue treatment is The Raven. The release is limited to 1500 numbered copies and sees the original 11 track LP coupled with an additional, 9 track album featuring b-sides, different versions and radio session takes. Both albums are pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, the original LP on black and the bonus on red & they are housed in a wide spined sleeve with the front cover design embossed. The original inner sleeve has been lovingly recreated by Phil Johnson and the extra album has one too with a matching design. Also included in the package is a 10″ x 10″ art print of the front cover design. The reissue is available to order from Townsend Music here now and orders should be shipped late next week. Fly straight with perfection…

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Forty years of the Finchley Boys

Forty years ago, on 14th November 1976,  a Guildford based band, who were being swept along with the new wave explosion, played yet another inauspicious pub gig on the London circuit. They were veritable veterans of the Capital’s pub rock treadmill and, for them, nothing about this specific gig at the Torrington in Finchley made it stand out from the numerous other such concerts that they’d played so far that year.

Continue reading Forty years of the Finchley Boys

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Martin 'Bap' Kennedy (1962-2016)

I’ve just learned of the passing of my friend Bap Kennedy in Belfast. It’s been a number of years since I last saw him, and in fact I didnt even know he was ill, such as the speed of the years that have rolled by…but we played a number of acoustic shows together around a decade ago, mostly in Scotland, and he left a marked impression on me…we kept in touch quite regularly for a time and then things got particularly hectic for us both…andwe lost touch…as is life…but I’ll always remember his spirit and that wonderful voice…his song Moriartys Blues is in my all time top 10…just beautiful…
An amazing talent and a very serene and charismatic man…
Rest in Peace my friend
Baz x

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Listen to La Folie on Spotify

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the band’s sixth studio album La Folie on 9th November 1981. Please click on the album cover image to hear the full album on Spotify…

La Folie was the band’s final studio album of their initial UA/Liberty EMI tenure and featured the legendary Toni Visconti on production duties, aided by Steve Churchyard. The album featured a far more accessible sound than its predecessor The Gospel According To… and it reached a UK chart peak of number 11. The first single chosen was the lengthily-titled, Mafia focused Let Me Introduce You To The Family, which sold disappointingly & only reached 42. It was followed by the album’s hidden Harpsichord gem Golden Brown which became a huge worldwide success (peaking at number 2 in The UK) despite concerns over its lyrical subject matter. The third and final single was the album’s title track La Folie, sung entirely in French and about a Parisian murder case, it unsurprisingly didn’t follow Golden Brown into the upper reaches of the chart. On the road, the album was promoted with a full UK tour through that November and a second, hastily arranged,one following the success of Golden Brown, in February of 1982.

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