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2019
UK
28 FebUlster Hall, BelfastTickets
IRELAND
1 MarOlympia, DublinTickets
UK
5 MarBaths Hall, ScunthorpeTickets
7 MarBeach Ballroom, AberdeenTickets
8 MarAlhambra, DunfermlineTickets
9 MarO2 Academy, GlasgowTickets
11 Mar Rock City, NottinghamTickets
12 MarHexagon, ReadingTickets
14 MarO2 Academy, NewcastleTickets
15 MarO2 Academy, LeedsTickets
16 MarO2 Academy, BirminghamTickets
19 MarGLive, GuildfordTickets
21 MarCliffs Pavilion, SouthendTickets
22 MarO2 Academy, BrixtonTickets
23 MarCorn Exchange, CambridgeTickets
25 MarO2 Academy, BournemouthTickets
26 MarDome, BrightonTickets
28 MarO2 Academy, BristolTickets
30 MarO2 Apollo, ManchesterTickets
5 JulyCaerphilly castle, WalesTickets

Features

Triumph Live

JJ Burnel: My Triumphs over the years

Iconic British motorcycle brand Triumph is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the relaunch of its marque this September.

Stranglers bassist JJ Burnel is well known for his love of motorbikes and has been riding Triumphs since the late 70s so it’s fitting that his band will be headlining the live music bill at the celebration in Mallory Park.

“I can’t say enough about the modern Triumphs,” says a wide-eyed and enthusiastic Burnel, as we caught up with him in his local watering hole on a steamy July evening by the River Thames. “I’m so pleased that a British company is producing something that sells worldwide. It’s a good product and you can’t ask for more than that.”

His enthusiasm for the brand seems endless: “They cover the whole range, sports machines, touring machines, cruising machines… machines for going up on pavements and up staircases, and getting in people’s lounges. What more could you ask for?!”

So, armed with a collection of old photos, some nosh, and a few bottles of Chablis, we trawled the bass legend’s memory banks for thoughts on his 30-year relationship with the famous British motorcycle marque.

Click the player below the photos to hear JJ tell you himself…

Enjoy!

SOS

The Trident T160,1977

 

Bonneville, January 1979

 

Bonneville, 1979

 

Bonneville, Euroman tour Manchester, April 1979

 

Hurricane, Cambridge, mid 1980s

 

Thunderbird, Written In Red promo, 1997

 

RS Sprint, West London, May 2006

 

Scrambler, London 2010

Photo credits: Kevin Cummins, Pennie Smith, Erica Echenberg, Brian Rasic, Dominic Pilgrim, John McMurtrie

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