Live Dates

2020
PORTUGAL
25 JanCascais Rock Fest, EstorilTickets
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
SWITZERLAND
21 MarRock The Pistes festival, MorginsTickets
BELGIUM
24 MayW Fest, WaregemTickets
IRELAND
29 MayOlympia, DublinTickets
N.IRELAND
30 MayTelegraph Building, BelfastTickets
IRELAND
MaySaltwater festival, Co. MayoTickets
FRANCE
6 JunBocksons festival, ValentigneyTickets
BELGIUM
8 AugNostalgie Beach festival, MiddelkerkeTickets

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Happy New Year!

‪We would like to send the Familyinblack worldwide best wishes for 2020-which just happens to be the year of the Rat! Hope you have a good one. See you in the New Year…‬

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Season’s greetings

On behalf of the band, we hope that all of the Familyinblack around the world have a fantastic festive season and a happy and healthy 2020. It’s been a very busy year for the band, clocking up nearly 60 gigs around the world and the new year is shaping up to be equally hectic. Thanks to each and every one of you for your support. Cheers Stranglers HQ 

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Pete Howells RIP

“One more has gone to join the legions far away”.
Pete Howells my drummer from the Euroband and drummer for Manchester band the Drones, which is how I met him, passed away on Sunday 22nd of December aged 64 after a long illness.
He was a really good drummer but, more than that, just a lovely bloke. Some of you might have recognised him in the video of Freddie Laker.
After the Euroman Cometh album, I had him drumming on some follow up tracks which were never released.
Manchester has lost a beautiful soul.

JJ Burnel 23/12/19

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Two Belgian shows added

The band are appearing at two Belgian festivals in summer 2020. Firstly they play at W Fest at Waregem on Sunday 24 May. Details can be found here and tickets are available here. Secondly they appear at the Nostalgie Beach Festival in Middelkerke near Ostend on Saturday 8 August. Further info here and tickets onsale here 

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Swiss festival confirmed

The band are playing the Rock The Piste festival which takes place at high altitude in the stunning surroundings of the snow capped Swiss Alps late in March 2020. The band will appear on a stage at the top of a ski lift which is only accessible with a ski pass at 1.30pm on Saturday 21st March. As can be seen from the event website, the setting for the gig looks pretty special! Tickets are on sale now here

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French summer festival

The band are confirmed to appear at the Bocksons festival which takes place at Les Longines near Montbeliard in France on Saturday 6th June 2020. More details of the festival can be found here and day and weekend tickets can be purchased from 19th December here

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Dublin & Belfast gigs added

We can now confirm that the band are playing at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Friday 29th May and the Telegraph Building in Belfast on Saturday 30th May. Tickets for both gigs go onsale at 10am on Friday 13th December Dublin here and Belfast here

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Irish festival confirmed

The band will be appearing at the Saltwater festival in Ireland in late May next year.

The event takes place at Westport House in Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland over the weekend of Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May. We will confirm which day the band are playing when we are advised.

Details of the festival can be found here and tickets are go onsale here from 9am Friday 13th December.

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Euro tour update

Thursday’s gig at La Laiterie in Strasbourg, France has now sold out! Still some tickets left for the Lille and Paris shows…

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Aural Sculpture limited vinyl release

The next album to receive a deluxe vinyl reissue is Aural Sculpture, the second studio LP from the band’s Epic/Sony period originally released in 1984. The re-release is limited to 1000 numbered copies and sees the original 11 track LP coupled with a bonus 14 track album, entitled Shrouded In Black, which features associated b-sides plus 9 additional live tracks, most of which are previously unreleased. Both albums are pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, the original LP on black and the bonus on stone grey marbled vinyl. They are housed in a wide-spine sleeve featuring an enhanced image of the front cover plus newly designed inner sleeves with lyrics and photos. In addition, the double album includes a 10″ x 10″ art print featuring the Aural Sculpture ear image, all of which are hand-signed by the band. The Aural Sculpture reissue album expected into stock soon and available to order from Townsend Music for early December delivery here

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