? The Stranglers
, with special guests Therapy, will be bringing their Definitive Tour to the O2 Academy, Birmingham on Saturday, March 17.
ROCK ON The Stranglers
will keep gigging till they get bored
will be bringing their Black and White tour to the Cardiff University Great Hall on Friday, March 18.
For The Stranglers
it was a record-breaking UK tour with sell-out shows at venue after venue as music fans voted with their feet.
Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning five decades, the Stranglers
are the longest-surviving and most continuously successful band to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s.
But one would quite rightly expect that the lion's share of proceedings will be taken up through the tuneful dipping into a back catalogue made up of four decades and 16 albums, which have been released throughout the band's many eras, starting in 1974 when they launched themselves as The Guildford Stranglers
' hits have featured on countless movie soundtracks and TV shows.
Clearly noone told The Stranglers
the grand plan but then The Stranglers
weren't like the rest of the punk crowd being more musical, more versatile and far, far superior musicians and bearing more influences of The Doors, Velvet Underground and The Who than The Stooges and the New York Dolls of their punk compatriots.
Cast, Britpop legends, will be taking to the Main Stage on Friday night as a support act for The Stranglers
, performing some of their legendary hits.
PUNK legends e Stranglers
will bring their unique sound to Middlesbrough in July.
HEADLINEGRABBING, controversial and downright seedy, one word you would never associate with THE STRANGLers
IT'S a sobering thought that 40 years have passed since The Stranglers
first brought us their own heavier, edgier and more cerebral brand of punk.