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..,
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
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.
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…
The band are now confirmed to appear on Saturday 8th August at the Belladrum festival (website) which takes place near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Sadly the festival is already totally sold out so we can’t give you ticket links…
In the second of the series of articles focusing on Japan, Yuka of SIS Japan interviewed Keith, the drummer from the band ‘ARB’ and good friend of JJ. To add his thoughts and memories to the conversation, JJ was also present.
Keith & JJ first met in the late 70s, forming a close bond which remains to this day. JJ stepped in as ARB’s bassist for a tour in the mid 80s and Keith returned the favour cover drumming duties on The Stranglers tour of North America in 1993. Over to Yuka… Continue reading The Japanese Connection part 2: Keith interview
The Stranglers have been confirmed as special guests on the forthcoming Simple Minds arena tour at the end of November which visits four cities across the UK and Ireland. The gigs take place at London O2 Arena on Thurs 26th, Leeds First Direct Arena on Fri 27th and Glasgow SSE Hydro on Sat 28th before crossing the Irish Sea for a show at the Ireland 3 Arena in Dublin on Sun 29th. Tickets go on general sale from Friday 24th April at 10am via these links: London Leeds Glasgow Dublin Singer Jim Kerr said: “Stranglers always were one of our favourite live acts. We know our audience will appreciate seeing both bands together during this arena tour.”
The Stranglers version of Walk On By is being issued as part of this year’s Record Store Day releases by WMG/Rhino. The band’s version will be coupled with the Dionne Warwick original as a Side By Side release of 1,000 copies on coloured vinyl 7″ and will only be available from participating record shops of Saturday 18th April. Details of the shops taking part can be found here.
Just a reminder that to coincide with RSD 2015 and the current tour, the band have reissued special, numbered 180g vinyl releases of Rattus and Heroes albums (with posters & lyric sheets) which are available to pre-order here
Updated 14/04-A quick prompt that Record Store Day 2015 happens this coming Saturday…
The Stranglers are confirmed to appear at the Coventry Motofest on Saturday 30th May with Reef. The event marks the city’s links with the motor industry and features live music as well as a variety of car related events. Further details can be found on the Motofest website and tickets are onsale now here.
Another summer gig has been added to the itinerary. The band are appearing at the Harley Owners Group Euro Festival which takes place in St.Tropez in the South of France on Saturday 9th May. The event is open to bikers and the public alike and details can be found on the event website. Tickets are onsale for the day here.
End of tour tomfoolery! The Rezillos were joined onstage at Glasgow O2 Academy on the final date of the March On tour by The Stranglers who had chosen to dress as ‘ladies’ for the occasion. The event was captured by various members of The Stranglers’ Crew and the resulting video can be seen here. Not for those of a nervous disposition. Please don’t have nightmares…