Live Dates

2019
USA
27 MayPunk Rock Bowling festival, Las Vegas, NVTickets
29 MayThe Regent, Los AngelesTickets
UK
2 JuneWychwood festival, CheltenhamTickets
FRANCE
30 JuneVal De Rock festival, ChessyTickets
UK
5 JulyCaerphilly castle, WalesTickets
6 JulyKubix festival, SunderlandTickets
21 JulyRewind Scotland festival, PerthTickets
FRANCE
25 JulyNuit De La Guitare De Patrimonio, CorsicaTickets
UK
2 AugRebellion festival, BlackpoolTickets
BELGIUM
15 AugW-Fest festival, WaregemTickets
UK
16 AugBeautiful Days festival, DevonTickets
4 OctArena, Manchester with Alice CooperTickets
5 OctTECA, Aberdeen with Alice CooperTickets
6 OctGreat British Alternative Music Festival, SkegnessTickets
7 OctFirst Direct Arena, Leeds with Alice CooperTickets
8 OctCentre, Brighton with Alice CooperTickets
10 OctThe O2 Arena, London with Alice CooperTickets
11 OctResorts World Arena, Birmingham with Alice CooperTickets
12 OctMotorpoint Arena, Cardiff with Alice CooperTickets
JAPAN
3 NovShibuya WWW, TokyoTickets
4 NovShibuya WWW, TokyoTickets
5 NovTsutaya O-West, TokyoTickets
FRANCE
22 NovL'Oasis, Le MansTickets
23 NovCap Caval, Penmarc'hTickets
24 NovBig Band Cafe, Herouville Saint ClairTickets
26 NovL'Aeronef, LilleTickets
27 NovOlympia, ParisTickets
28 NovLa Laiterie, StrasbourgTickets
NETHERLANDS
5 DecMelkweg, AmsterdamTickets
GERMANY
6 DecFabrik, HamburgTickets
7 DecMusic Hall, WorpswedeTickets
8 Dec Huxleys, BerlinTickets

News

The Stranglers receive an award!

Back in the winter of 1974, a recently formed band played their first public gig at a pub which put on live music in their adopted hometown of Guildford. The band was The Stranglers, the pub was The Star and the date was 21st December 1974.

That was the beginning of an ongoing journey of live gigs lasting well over 40 years for the band. The Star had started as a live music venue for folk artists back in the 1950s and continues to host up & coming bands to this day… Sadly, that is now under threat after an office block behind the venue was bought up by a property developer to turn into flats, deciding that the live music would be off putting to perspective buyers and requesting that The Star’s live music licence be revoked. This has provoked uproar with the community in Guildford and has come to the attention of many bands who played there over the years, including The Stranglers.

Today, the Performing Rights Society (PRS) unveiled a Heritage Award plaque on the front of The Star to commemorate the band’s first gig there over 44 years ago. The band were all in attendance, including Jet, to witness the event along with the Mayor & Mayoress of Guildford, members of the press & the PRS itself and a small group of fans. Following the ceremony, and an intro by Jet, those assembled were treated to a short acoustic set by JJ and Baz featuring¬†Dutch Moon, Where I Live and two tracks that were played all those years ago at their debut Strange Little Girl and Go Buddy Go. The event was covered by various newspapers and the eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted features on both ITV and Channel 5 news as well. Hopefully, this event, as well as marking the band’s live debut, will bring some attention to the plight of The Star as a venue. As JJ shouted to the Mayor: ‘Save The Star!’ You can sign the petition here

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