The Stranglers

5th March 2016
Location: O2 Academy
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New wave icons The Stranglers have announced that they will be touring once again in spring 2016, including one night in Glasgow’s O2 Academy!


The Stranglers have announced a tour for spring 2016 that will see them play the whole of the classic 1978 Black & White album, including one night in Glasgow’s O2 Academy on the 5th of March 2016!

Formed in 1974 as The Guildford Stranglers, they quickly developing a pub-rock following and were soon swooped into the punk movement, opening for both Patti Smith and The Ramones on their British tours.

They released their first three albums (‘Rattus Norvegicus’, ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Black And White’) within 13 months of each other and scored 5 top 20 singles with the likes of ‘Peaches’, ‘Something Better Change’ and ‘No More Heroes’. The Stranglers quickly trademarked their sound; a swirling, heady concoction of psychedelic keyboards, growling vocals, hard-edged bass and an almost jazz-like drum sound. They rarely followed any single musical genre though, and went on to explore a huge variety of styles ranging from new wave and gothic rock through to their more poppy 80’s music.

Since these early days, The Stranglers have released 17 albums, selling more than 1.5 million of them and have released 23 top 40 UK singles.

2014 was arguably one of their most successful years ever. The band celebrated their 40th anniversary with their record breaking Ruby Tour, with sell-out shows at venue after venue. They also graced the main stages at several summer festivals, including The Vs, T-in-the-Park and and Electric Picnic!

The Stranglers March 2016 tour will see them showcase their legendary 1978 Black & White album in its chronological entirety during their set.

Their upcoming 18 date tour kicks off with a trio of gigs north of the border, visiting Perth on the 3rd of March, Inverness on the 4th and Glasgow’s O2 Academy on the 5th of March 2016. The tour then heads south, via Nottingham, Liverpool and Newcastle before their London date at the Brixton Academy. After a hometown date in Guildford, the tour takes in some less visited places including Reading, Salisbury and Folkestone before the final gig in Manchester on the Saturday 26th.

Special guests for the complete tour will be Welsh rockers The Alarm featuring Mike Peters.

As one of the most exciting, credible and influential British bands still around today, The Stranglers will be one of the highlights on the 2016 live circuit. Make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to see them play this amazing album up close in Glasgow’s O2 Academy!

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