The Stranglers

From28 February 2019to18 August 2019

The Stranglers

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Biography
The Stranglers is a British pop punk/ rock band from Guilford, Surrey. The band currently consists of Jet Black, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Dave Greenfield and Baz Warne.

The band was created in 1974, originally called The Guilford Stranglers by drummer Brian Duffy (aka Jet Black), and was also joined by bassist/vocalist Jean-Jacques Burnel, guitarist/vocalist Hugh Cornwell and keyboardist Hans Wämling (who was replaced a year later by Dave Greenfield). Having played as the opening band for some of the biggest punk rock artists like The Ramones and Patti Smith, they also became associated with the burgeoning scene; however, because each musician had a background in either jazz or classical, they were questioned about the authenticity of pure punk rock.

Their earliest albums were released in a span of 13 months, “Rattus Norvegicus,” “No More Heroes,” and “Black and White” and were all highly successful. Despite strong record sales, however, their Monty-Python-esque personas gained mixed reviews, further adding to the run ins with media that they had. Throughout the 70s they spent a chunk of time touring in Japan and taking part in the growing alternative music scene; consequently, they were the only foreign band that took part in the scene.

During 1979 Burnel released a solo album, “Euroman Cometh,” and had been playing with the band ARB, but that did not deter The Stranglers, as a year later, they released “The Raven.” Because of the success of the album, in addition to the success of all their other albums, they were given free creative freedom for the next album, resulting in “The Gospel According to the Meninblack,” a concept album about religion. Unfortunately, the record didn’t do so well and was their lowest placing album, however they “redeemed” themselves with their “La Folie” release in 1981.

The success of “La Folie” attracted various music labels, and eventually The Stranglers signed with Epic Records, who gave them artistic freedom. Their first album with Epic was “Feline,” released in 1983; and while it didn’t quite meet expectations, still fared well. Together they released three more albums, and in 1990 Cornwell left the band to pursue a solo career, leaving the band to recruit John Ellis to replace him, and added Paul Roberts for vocal parts. This new lineup recorded four albums through a six-year period. By 2000 Baz Warne stepped in to take over John Ellis’ spot (who had left the band), and the band had a newfound success streak throughout 2004 and 2005.

Despite rumors of a retirement in 2008, the band continued to tour and play worldwide festivals, and in 2010 released a compilation album. Following “Decades Apart” they released “Giants” in 2012, and set out on tour throughout the United Kingdom in 2013.

 

Thursday 28 February 2019

The Stranglers

Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK

 

Friday 01 March 2019

The Stranglers

with Dr. Feelgood

Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

 

Tuesday 05 March 2019

The Stranglers

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, UK

 

Thursday 07 March 2019

The Stranglers

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, UK

 

Friday 08 March 2019

The Stranglers

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, UK

 

Saturday 09 March 2019

The Stranglers

O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

 

Monday 11 March 2019

The Stranglers

with Dr. Feelgood

Rock City, Nottingham, UK

 

Tuesday 12 March 2019

The Stranglers

The Hexagon, Reading, UK

 

Thursday 14 March 2019

The Stranglers

O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

 

Friday 15 March 2019

The Stranglers

O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK

 

Saturday 16 March 2019

The Stranglers

with The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

 

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The Stranglers

G Live, Guildford, UK

 

Thursday 21 March 2019

The Stranglers

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea, UK

 

Friday 22 March 2019

The Stranglers

O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

 

Saturday 23 March 2019

The Stranglers

Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK

 

Monday 25 March 2019

The Stranglers

O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth, UK

 

Tuesday 26 March 2019

The Stranglers

Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK

 

Thursday 28 March 2019

The Stranglers

O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK

 

Saturday 30 March 2019

The Stranglers

O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK

 

Friday 24 May 2019 – Monday 27 May 2019

The Stranglers

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival 2019

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center – DLVEC, Las Vegas, NV, US

 

Friday 05 July 2019

The Stranglers

Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, UK

 

Thursday 15 August 2019 – Sunday 18 August 2019

The Stranglers

W-Fest 2019

Amougies, Belgium

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