Live Dates

2021
FRANCE
29 NovLe Phenix, ValenciennesSOLD OUT!
30 NovLa Vapeur, DijonTickets
2 DecTransbordeur, LyonTickets
3 DecRockstore, MontpellierSOLD OUT!
5 DecBikini, ToulouseTickets
6 DecKrakatoa, BordeauxTickets
7 DecLa Carriere, NantesTickets
2022
UK
25 JanEngine Shed, LincolnTickets
27 JanMusic Hall, AberdeenTickets
28 JanO2 Academy, GlasgowTickets
29 JanO2 Academy, GlasgowSOLD OUT!
31 JanVictoria Hall, StokeTickets
1 FebUEA Nick Rayns, NorwichTickets
3 FebG Live, GuildfordSOLD OUT!
4 FebO2 Academy, BrixtonTickets
5 FebO2 Academy, BrixtonSOLD OUT!
7 FebParr Hall, WarringtonTickets
8 FebRock City, NottinghamTickets
10 FebUni Great Hall, CardiffTickets
11 FebO2 Apollo, ManchesterTickets
12 FebO2 Academy, LeedsTickets
14 FebGuildhall, PortsmouthTickets
15 FebCliffs Pavilion, SouthendTickets
17 FebDome, BrightonSOLD OUT!
18 FebO2 City Hall, NewcastleTickets
19 FebO2 Academy, BirminghamTickets
21 FebO2 Academy, BristolSOLD OUT!
22 FebHexagon, ReadingSOLD OUT!
24 FebCity Hall, SheffieldTickets
25 FebDe Montfort Hall, LeicesterTickets
26 FebCorn Exchange, CambridgeSOLD OUT!
BELGIUM
24 JunSinner’s Day Special festival, OostendeTickets
UK
4-7 AugRebellion Festival, BlackpoolTickets
EIRE
22 SepBig Top, LimerickTickets
23 Sep3 Olympia, DublinTickets
N.IRELAND
24 SepLimelight 1, BelfastTickets
GERMANY
29 SepZoom, FrankfurtTickets
30 SepKantine, CologneTickets
NETHERLANDS
2 Oct013, TilburgTickets
GERMANY
3 OctFabrik, HamburgTickets
DENMARK
4 OctAmager Bio, CopenhagenTickets
SWEDEN
6 OctPlan B, MalmoTickets
7 OctTradgarn, GothenburgTickets
8 OctBerns, StockholmTickets
2023
FRANCE
11 MarL’Olympia, ParisTickets

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Rescheduled Euro dates

We can now confirm the current rescheduled dates for the postponed European Tour. Existing tickets are valid for the rescheduled gigs but note that there has been a venue change for both Frankfurt & Stockholm. There is also a new gig in Hamburg and tickets can be bought here

Sadly we have not been able to reschedule all the previous shows at this time but will update you accordingly of further additions as and when they become confirmed.

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Darrell Bath RIP

I’ve just heard of the untimely death of my friend Darrell Bath. It’s been a while since I’ve seen him but I had the privilege of playing with him many times…particularly up in Scotland, and have many fond memories of whisky soaked nights on Arran and Bute…jamming, drinking and howling with laughter… he was a funny man…
One of those lovely, lyrical guitar players who always appeared to be on the edge of ramshackle, but always knew exactly what he was doing,he was a very talented musician, always playing lovely old vintage Gibson guitars…and knew how to drink too… real old school.
Rest in peace mate…raising one to you as we speak.
Baz

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European tour changes

We are disappointed to announce that, due to ongoing local covid concerns & travel restrictions across the continent, we have to greatly alter our scheduled European tour later this year. In discussions with the various local promoters, it was decided that we have no choice but to reschedule the majority of the tour until mid to late 2022 and we will provide details of the new shows later this week. However, it was felt that, with only one border crossing to undertake, fewer entry & exit requirements and having multiple shows in the same country, we would be able to proceed with the French run as planned. The details for these seven shows remain unaffected. We apologise for having to postpone the preceding dates but we feel that, with the concerns expressed above, it would be unsafe for the band, the crew and the fans that the other shows proceed this year. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled gigs.

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Dark Matters chart position…

After all the build up and bated breath, the Official UK Chart has just been announced today. Dark Matters charted at an amazing number 4, making it the band’s best performing studio album since Feline peaked at the same position 38 years ago!

Congratulations to the band on such a fantastic achievement against all the odds. It’s been a brilliant campaign with huge amounts of press and a wealth of video content, with track chats, promo videos and acoustic versions.

Thanks also go to Louie for the fantastic job he did pulling the album together in such testing circumstances, Sil and the management team for their sterling work behind the scenes, the Outside Organisation for the PR, Simon for assisting with social media and Phil for the stunning artwork. It’s been a true team effort.

Huge thanks to the fans around the world who have parted with their hard earned money to support the band and bought the album in their thousands.

Most importantly, hitting such a lofty chart position has done Dave proud. Cheers x

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Dark Matters at number 1 *

* currently in the UK iTunes Rock Chart

The band’s new studio album Dark Matters is riding high in the UK chart. It was an number 3 in the Official UK Chart’s midweeks, leading them to describe it as ‘the band’s most successful album since 1978’. It has been making a great showing against some very stiff competition, like Iron Maiden and the Manics, which makes it an even more impressive feat. Ahead of the release, critical reviews were very positive and encouraging and it’s fantastic to see this translate into actual sales.

On behalf of the band, we’d like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and for giving Dave’s musical swansong a fittingly high chart placing. If you haven’t bought it yet, there’s still time to grab a physical copy or a download via this link

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Dark Matters out today!

The day we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived… The band’s new studio album, their eighteenth, Dark Matters is finally unleashed on the world today. Clearly, it is bittersweet release as it’s the swansong of the legend that is Dave Greenfield, following his untimely passing last year. The band felt compelled to complete the album as a tribute to Dave and his distinctive keyboards feature on eight tracks. As always with a new Stranglers album, it’s musically diverse, from full on rockers to melancholy acoustic pieces, there’s even a hint of opera!!! Lyrically, there are some poignant & heartfelt moments, reflecting on ageing and the loss of DG. The album has received amazing press reviews, from Mojo, Louder Than War, Vive Le Rock and many others. We think it’s a masterpiece and we hope you do too…

PS Don’t forget that the deluxe download including the four exclusive Dark Matters acoustic sessions tracks is available from today for £4.99 (or £3.99 via emailed code if you pre-ordered the album) at the Stranglers Official store here

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The Lines (Dark Matters acoustic sessions)

Today we bring you The Lines which is the fourth & final track taken from the Dark Matters acoustic sessions. Lots of fans have been asking where they can get these exclusive acoustic tracks so we will have a deluxe version of Dark Matters available to download from the Stranglers Official store from tomorrow morning. It includes the full 11 track studio album plus the 4 acoustic tracks, all at a reduced price. If you have pre-ordered the album already, you will receive an email with the details.

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Dark Matters track chat #6

This track chat focuses on the epic track Water, which is the opening song on the Dark Matters album. As Baz, JJ & Louie discuss, the track has been in development for about 10 years and was first played live in 2018. Dark Matters is released this Friday but there’s still time to pre-order it here.

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BBC Breakfast tomorrow

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Lucy Jarrett RIP

It’s with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my dear friend Lucy Jarret yesterday.

In 2005 myself and JJ took a house in Looe, Cornwall, for a month to write material for what would become Suite 16.

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