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20th September 2011

Full details of UK tour March 2012March 2012 UK tour

Details have now been confirmed for the Spring 2012 UK tour. The 18 date schedule kicks off at Leeds O2 Academy on the 1st of March and finishes up at the Manchester Academy on the 24th.

A pair of Scottish dates see a return to the Alhambra in Dunfermline, which the band last visited in 2010, as well as Glasgow O2 Academy. For the London date, the band return to their early home-from-home, the Roundhouse, which was also scene of the triumphant 30th anniversary Rattus Revisited gig in November 2007.

Gigs are also booked at Lincoln Engine Shed and Leamington Spa Assembly, both of which have played host to the band in recent years. The tour visits the birthplace of The Stranglers, Guildford, for their first non-festival gig in the city since 1999. They will appear at the G-Live venue, which is a new development on the site of the old Civic Hall that played host to them many times over the years.

Special guests on the tour are celtic folk-rockers The Popes and singer/songwriter Mike Marlin also returns for another value-for-money three band bill.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 23rd, at 10am and are available through plus other online ticket agencies. Please remember that you can also purchase tickets for any/all O2 gigs at any O2 venues direct without any booking fees. See you on tour...

18th September 2011

New photosession

During the band's recent trip north for the three August UK gigs, they also travelled to Edinburgh for a photoshoot for the forthcoming tour and album with the immensely talented photographer David Boni.

Sil Willcox elaborated "David's background is advertising and therefore his style sometimes adds a twist of provocation not seen in a lot band photography".

We hope to have more details on his ideas and choices for the latest shoot soon and are eager to see the results. David's unique style can be viewed on his website here.

Convention merchandise pre-order ends today-update

The Convention merchandise pre-order has been extended until the end of today (18th September) due to the late addition of XXL shirts to the size options.The full range is available to order at a discounted rate. Further details can be found here.

14th September 2011

UK tour dates for March 2012

Dates for the forthcoming spring UK tour will be announced on the 20th of September. Tickets are expected to go on sale on the Friday 23rd. Watch this space...

Stranglers Official Site now on Facebook

We have set up a page for the site on Facebook which will be regularly updated with any news, photos and video clips. The S.O.S Facebook page can be found here


5th September 2011

UK gigs in Summer 1979Loch Lomond & Wembley 1979

At the start of 1979, the band ventured further afield to tour some new territories as well as working on solo projects. Towards the middle the year, they were keen to get back to their UK audience and also to air new tracks from their forthcoming studio album.

Two large dates, one at a Scottish festival and the other at a stadium as guests to The Who, gave them the opportunity to do just that...

Read about the gigs


1st September 2011

JJ guests with Polyphonic SizeJJ & Polyphonic Size photo F.Cresens

In his latest ratter, JJ blogs about his recent guest appearances with his old friends Polyphonic Size in Brussels where they revisited some tracks from the past...

Read his ratter here


29th August 2011

New British tour for Spring 2012

Live @ Solfest 2011

We can reveal that details of a UK tour during March next year are being finalised at present. Approximately 20 gigs are planned through the month. Although further details are currently not available, we should have the full confirmed tour itinerary on the site very soon. Please check the site for updates regularly...

A successful northern jaunt...Baz Preston 53 degrees Preston 2011

The band have just completed a trio of successful gigs in Scotland and the north of England, playing to large and enthusiastic festival crowds at both the Wizard and Solfest appearances plus a storming return to 53 Degrees in Preston sandwiched between them.

The audiences were treated to a similar set to the Black and Blue tour earlier this year including the epic new track Freedom Is Insane.

With only the Cannes date left in their gig diary for this year, the band can now return to work on their next studio album and prepare for November's Convention weekend...


25th August 2011

Memorabilia- Live (X Cert) and The RavenXCerts & Raven memorabilia

The next in the series of memorabilia articles highlights the items relating to Live (X Cert) and The Raven which were both released in 1979.

The vast array of memorabilia items for these albums includes 3D effect displays, a mobile and even a pack of playing cards...

Read the article


22nd August 2011

Stage times for weekend gigs

The band have a trio of gigs this coming weekend in the North West of England and Scotland.

Friday 26th sees them play at the Wizard festival in Aberdeenshire where they are due on stage at 2230 and are scheduled for a 90 minute set. The following night the band appear at Preston 53 Degrees at 2115, again for a 90 minute set. Sunday's appearance at Solfest in Cumbria is at 2215 and it should be a 75 minute set. As normal. especially with festival appearances, timings may be subject to alteration if necessary...

Convention update

The finishing touches are being put to the Convention merchandise at the moment. Anyone attending November's event should receive at email from Music Glue with details of the full range available within the next couple of weeks where items can be pre-ordered.


16th August 2011Baz's musical journey

Baz's early musical career

In the second in a series of four articles tracing the musical journeys of each of the band members, Baz recounts his pre-Stranglers story.

He details his musical journey from borrowing his brother's guitar, being a Toy Doll, forming Smalltown Heroes through to when he was invited to London to audition for a certain black-clad band...

Read about his journey


28th July 2011

Secret London pub gigs 1978Secret London gigs '78

During 1978, in an effort to circumnavigate their GLC ban from London venues, the band played a trio of secret gigs in the capital. The gigs, all played under pseudonyms, have become legendary in the band's history. This feature spotlights these dates...


22nd July 2011

Jet deciphers Genetix

Following its recent live airings, the site has received a number of emails asking Jet to explain his complex drum pattern to this classic track from The Raven. Jet revisits a piece he penned for Strangled magazine back in 1982 in his latest ratter.


14th July 2011

New gig for Northern Ireland

The Stranglers are confirmed to appear at the Feile An Phobail festival in West Belfast on Saturday 6th August. It is the band's first date in Northern Ireland since late 2008. More details and ticket info will be available on the festival website.

Updated- Tickets for this gig are now on sale via the Feile box office and are priced at £12.

9th July 2011

Stage times for Benicassim

The band are appearing at this Spanish festival late on Friday 15th July on the FiberFIB stage. They will actually be onstage at 12.15am so it's the early hours of Saturday in reality and are schedlued to play an hour long set. Times may vary slightly on the day. Further details can be found here


3rd July 2011

Black and Brown

In the first of an occasional series of features, Jet turns investigative journalist exploring a subject close to his heart...

Read his feature


1st July 2011Black and White memorabilia

Memorabilia-Black and White

The third article in the memorabilia series focuses on 1978's Black and White album.

A large selection of promo items from around the world were produced for the album release including a poster for their debut Icelandic gig...

Read the article


27th June 2011

JJ blogs from the studio...

At the end of last week, the band returned to their West country base to start work on recording new material that they have been working on. JJ took time out of the studio session to send us a quick update on progress.

Read his Ratter here


23rd June 2011

Baz now guests at Italian gig

JJ has been invited to appear with 'Elitarian Undead' rock band The Mugshots at their 10th anniversary concert in Italy on 25th June. The gig takes place at Vinile 45 in Brescia and JJ is expected to guest on a few tracks. The band's website can be found here and the venue Myspace page here. Further details as we get them...

Update- JJ is now unable to appear with the Mugshots on Saturday but Baz has stepped in in his place.

13th June 2011

Stranglers featured in new punk bookThe Palace and the Punks

During 1976, an unsigned act in an ice cream van visited a small village called Jacksdale in Nottinghamshire. The town was home to the 'Grey Topper', a venue which played host to many up and coming bands during the 70s including The Stranglers.

The long defunct venue is the focus of a new book called The Palace and The Punks which features interviews with many of the bands that appeared there. Jet was very interested in the project and was interviewed for the book. Further details can be found here.

5th June 2011

Martin Rushent (1948-2011)Martin Rushent RIP

We have just received the sad news that another early band collaborator, Martin Rushent, passed away yesterday aged 63. He started as a studio engineer in the early 70s and then moved on to production, mostly working at TW studios in Fulham, London. He worked closely with The Stranglers for a couple of years following their signing to UA in December '76.

Martin produced the band's first three albums Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black and White as well as the string of singles. They parted ways during the recording of The Raven and he went on to set up his own studio Genetic. He worked with many other bands, notably the Buzzcocks, Generation X and the Human League. RIP


4th June 2011

Baz's fond farewell to Tuckers

Following the recent closure of the legendary West country drinking establishment, which was bestowed the honour of its own Stranglers' song, Baz has written a blog about his experiences in Tucker's Grave and the rocket-fuel rough cider that was sold there ...

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1st June 2011

A return to the French riviera Sortir a Cannes

A new gig in the south of France has been added to the band's summer itinerary. The band are playing the famous riviera city as part of the 'Sortir A Cannes' festival, which is a series of concerts taking place in the autumn in various venues.

The gig is at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres on Friday 9th September. Tickets and further details can be found here

Seven Days In Nice review

Jet's book Seven Days In Nice has been reviewed by John Robb on the Louder Than War website here and also on the Bolton news site. The book is now back in stock at the merchandise store or on Amazon


1st June 2011JJ Lyon 89

JJ's solo dates France 1989

Ten years after Euroman had departeth, JJ stepped back onto the stage as a solo performer to promote the release of his album Un Jour Parfait.

He played a lone pair of gigs in France in Spring '89. The concerts had a European theme as he was joined onstage by various friends and colleagues for these unique dates.

Read about the gigs


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