40th anniversary of '77 #13: forty years ago this week the band made their debut appearance on the BBC's legendary music programme Top Of The Pops. As 'Peaches' made its way up the charts, the powers that be intervened in the song selection for broadcast. JJ elaborates: 'Although there was a radio friendly version of Peaches, it was still found to be a bit edgy for TV broadcast. So, it was...
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A very familiar song reworked in an opera style for the RPO's 'Anarchy Arias' on BBC's One Show on Friday night. Thoughts?
A very familiar song reworked in an opera style for the RPOs

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40th anniversary of '77 #12: 40 years ago this week, the band headed out on the mammoth Rats On The Road tour. It was their first tour since the release of their debut album Rattus Norvegicus a month earlier and it marked a massive change in their fortunes, attracting both larger crowds & also unwanted attention from local councils. At over 30 dates, it was a huge tour throughout May and June...
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Stagetimes for Monday's gig in Madrid...
Stagetimes for Mondays gig in Madrid
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Rob Owen
Belgian festival added
We have just received confirmation that the band are playing a festival in Lessines, Belgium at the end of July. The gig takes place at the Hospital Notre Dame A La Rose on Saturday 29th July and the line up includes fellow survivors of the punk explosion Buzzcocks. Further info and tickets can be found via link below...
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We're saddened to hear of the sudden passing of band ally & graphic designer extraordinaire Jean-Luke Epstein late last week. Condolences to all of JL's family & friends. Fond adieu x
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Tour poster for November's 9 date French tour
Tour poster for November's 9 date French tour
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40th anniversary of '77 #11: this week in 1977 saw the release of the band's second single Peaches, with its reggae style & catchy bass riff. Following the premature stalling of Grip's ascendance of the charts, Peaches rose weekly until it secured a top 10 placing, peaking at number 8. It became a huge hit and, to many, became the sound of the summer of '77. The release was a double A side...
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Hot off the press-a brand new interview with Baz...

Stranglers Official Site › Baz tour debrief…

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A little video snippet for the May West festival in Glasgow in...May
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New summer gig added: the band appear at the Head For The Hills festival in Ramsbottom, near Bury on Sunday 17th September. Onsale now. Tickets & details on the festival website...
New summer gig added the band appear at the Head For The

Ramsbottom Festival :: 15, 16, 17 September 2017 :: Ramsbottom Cricket Club

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French winter tour...

We are pleased to confirm the news that the band are taking their Classic Collection across the Channel and have a French tour lined up later this year. Similar to their last major French tour in late 2015, the itinerary consists of nine gigs in total across the country from late November through to early December. It includes a Paris show at La Cigale, a venue which...
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40th anniversary of '77 #10: this week in 1977, to coincide with the release of Rattus Norvegicus, the BBC broadcast the band's first 'Live In Concert' recording. Captured at London's Paris Theatre on 7th April, its 6 tracks showcase the band's debut album plus others which were unreleased at that point. Listen to the recording on Spotify here [ Spotify.com Link ]
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40th anniversary of '77 #9: this day in 1977 saw the release of the band's debut album Rattus Norvegicus. The album's 9 tracks included their first single Grip, crowd favourite Hanging Around, future single Peaches and the 4-part, rodent epic finale Down In The Sewer. Every song was a classic. The British public clearly thought so too as the album made its way rapidly up the charts and into...
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Tickets for the 7 New Zealand & Australia gigs in Feb 2018 are now onsale...
Tickets for the 7 New Zealand Australia gigs in Feb 2018 are now onsale
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Terry Evans
Happy birthday to powerhouse drummer Jim Macaulay x
Happy birthday to powerhouse drummer Jim Macaulay x
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A return to the Antipodes...

Following their visit down under in early 2016, we are excited to reveal that the band are confirmed to take their 'Classic Collection' tour to New Zealand and Australia in February next year. There are 7 dates in all starting with a pair of gigs in NZ at Auckland on Friday 2nd and Wellington on Saturday 3rd. The tour then moves across to Oz for shows in Melbourne...
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A return to the Antipodes Following their visit down under in early
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