Live Dates

2019
JAPAN
3 NovShibuya WWW, TokyoSOLD OUT!
4 NovShibuya WWW, TokyoSOLD OUT!
5 NovTsutaya O-West, TokyoTickets
FRANCE
22 NovL'Oasis, Le MansTickets
23 NovCap Caval, Penmarc'hSOLD OUT!
24 NovBig Band Cafe, Herouville Saint ClairSOLD OUT!
26 NovL'Aeronef, LilleTickets
27 NovOlympia, ParisTickets
28 NovLa Laiterie, StrasbourgTickets
ITALY
30 NovEstragon, BolognaTickets
1 DecOrion, RomeTickets
2 DecTeatro della Concordia, TurinTickets
NETHERLANDS
5 DecMelkweg, AmsterdamSOLD OUT!
GERMANY
6 DecFabrik, HamburgSOLD OUT!
7 DecMusic Hall, WorpswedeSOLD OUT!
8 Dec Huxleys, BerlinTickets
GREECE
13 DecFuzz Club, AthensTickets
2020
AUSTRALIA
5 FebAstor Theatre, PerthTickets
7 FebForum, MelbourneTickets
8 FebEnmore Theatre, SydneyTickets
9 FebTivoli, BrisbaneTickets
11 FebThe Gov, AdelaideTickets
NEW ZEALAND
13 FebTown Hall, ChristchurchTickets
14 FebOpera House, WellingtonTickets
15 FebTown Hall, AucklandTickets

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Alice Cooper tour completed

The ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ tour with Alice Cooper and MC50 came to a climax on Saturday in Cardiff, with both support acts joining Alice onstage for a rendition of the anthem of youth ‘School’s Out’. The tour was a great success, filling out seven arena shows around the UK and Alice didn’t fail to disappoint with his legendary live show! We asked Baz for his thoughts on the gigs:

Continue reading Alice Cooper tour completed

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Australian tour in 2020

We are pleased to confirm that the band are returning to Australia early in 2020. The 5 date tour in February kicks off in Perth on the 5th, then visits Melbourne (7th), Sydney (8th), Brisbane (9th) before finishing up in Adelaide on the 11th.

Tickets will go on fan presale on Thursday 26th at 9am (AEST) which you can sign up for here. Remaining tickets will then go on general sale on Tuesday 1st October at 9am (AEST)

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Flying straight for 40 years-1979 to 2019

Amazingly The Raven was released forty years ago today! The band’s fourth studio album is considered by many to be their best (including some band members!). For the 35th anniversary, we published a detailed article about the album The Raven In Retrospect, read it here. Happy birthday to my friend The Raven

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Laurent Sinclair (5/4/61-1/9/19)

‘My friend Laurent Sinclair has died at the age of fifty eight. He was the keyboard player for the iconic French band Taxi Girl who supported The Stranglers on the 1981 La Folie tour. He was a very talented pianist and, after that band split, I helped him with a few productions, notably a track called “Devant le miroir”. There is even a version for a TV  show featuring Alex Gifford (our saxophonist at the time), me on bass, John Ellis on guitar and it looks like the drummer of the Cure . Can’t remember his name. Check it out on Youtube

When I was asked to present something at the Transmusicales of Rennes in France I came up with the idea to form a band playing sixties material from my childhood, the Purple Helmets. He was the original keyboard player for that band.

He will be buried at the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris which is also the final resting place of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf amongst many other legends’.

Jean-Jacques Burnel 3rd September 2019

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Summer festival season ends...

The band’s busy festival season over the summer drew to a close in the stunning surroundings of Sibernik in Croatia last night. They played a total of 14 gigs throughout the summer which kicked off in late May with a pair of shows on the west coast of the USA. Further dates saw the band visit Scotland, Wales, Devon and even Blackpool plus European gigs in Belgium, Portugal and Corsica before last night’s finale in Croatia, every show was packed with enthusiastic fans. Thanks to everyone who came along to any of the summer gigs.

Next stop for the band is the seven show jaunt with Alice Cooper around the UK in October, followed by the trio of November Tokyo dates before travelling over to Europe for 14 gigs to end the year. See you on the road…

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New Zealand in the spring

The band make a return visit to New Zealand in mid February next year, playing a trio of shows. The tour kicks off in Christchurch at the Town Hall on Thursday 13th, next is Wellington Opera House on Friday 14th and finishing up at the Town Hall in Auckland on Saturday 15th.

Special guests at the gigs are New Zealand new wave band Mi-Sex. Tickets go onsale from 9am on Tuesday 27th August here

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Mojo rising…

This month’s Mojo magazine features a six page, in-depth article on The Gospel According To The Meninblack album and period. Available in newsagents now…

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The Stranglers cover The Stones

Last night’s Rock n Horsepower event in Surrey marked 50 years since the sad and untimely passing of Brian Jones. Each of the bands that performed were asked to select a Rolling Stones track to cover during their set. The Stranglers selected a rhythm & blues track Around & Around, which the Stones themselves covered in the early 60s (it’s a Chuck Berry original). Luckily we captured it on video for posterity but only via iPhone so apologies for the quality. So, possibly for the only time, here is their version…

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New summer gig added

The band are confirmed to appear at the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event which takes place in Cranleigh , Surrey on Saturday 17th August. The show is dedicated to Brian Jones and The Rolling Stones and features various artists including Glen Matlock and The Waterboys. Further info can be found here and tickets are onsale here

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Winter Euro tour update

The Hamburg gig at Fabrik has now sold out as have Penmarc’h and Worpswede. Other dates on the tour are selling well…

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