Tickets for the Belfast gig with Stiff Little Fingers on 26th August go onsale from 9am today here...

Belsonic - Stiff Little Fingers at Custom House Square Belfast on Aug 26, 2017
If you missed JJ on Radio 6 Music today, you can listen on iPlayer via link below. JJ on air from just after 30 mins in...

The Stranglers' JJ Burnel, Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6 Music
Three gigs already sold out on forthcoming March tour, others not far off, snap up your tickets here:
40th anniversary of 1977 #4: forty years ago this week, the first issue of the band's fanzine 'Strangled' was produced. Initially produced by band PR man Alan Edwards, it was taken over by young fanzine writer (& fan) Tony Moon. Over the next 20 years, the ethuzine was produced on a regular basis by the Stranglers Information Service (SIS) featuring news, interviews & articles written by band...
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JJ appears as a guest on the BBC 6 Music programme Radcliffe & Maconie on Thursday 16th February from 1pm...

The Stranglers' JJ Burnel, Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6 Music
40th anniversary of 1977 #3: A sad anniversary this week, the suicide of the band's legendary fan Dagenham Dave. Dave had met the band at the Golden Lion pub in Fulham in early 1976 and had become a close & loyal friend since that first meeting. He became their number one fan over the next year. Sadly, his life took a turn for the worse and he jumped off Tower Bridge. The band gave him a...
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40th anniversary of 1977 #2: Whilst appearing as special guests of the Climax Blues Band at the Rainbow, the GLC (Greater London Council) cut the power during the band's set as they were upset at the tshirt that Hugh was wearing, bearing the word 'Fuck' in the style of the Ford logo. As a result, the band made the headlines in the newspapers, courting controversy as only they knew how. JJ...
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40th anniversary of 1977- Having signed their recording contract with UA, the band released the first fruits of their efforts this week. Their debut single '(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)' was unleashed on the British public and reached a disappointing 44 in the charts. It transpired that some of the sales were attributed to a different artist causing 'Grip' to stall prematurely on its ascent up...
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JJ is interviewed on Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4 this Sunday (22nd). The programme is on air from 9-10 am

22/01/2017, Broadcasting House - BBC Radio 4
40th anniversary of 1977

2017 is the Ruby Anniversary of the release of the band's debut and second studio albums Rattus Norvegicus and No More Heroes back in 1977. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of what was such a pivotal year in the band's history, we will post a series of items on social media throughout 2017 to coincide with what the band were doing at the time all those years ago....
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The two live shots being used for tour promo in 2017 (photos by Derek D'Souza of
The band's British tour kicks off two months from today in Lincoln. Tickets are selling well & Glasgow is already nearly sold out. Special guests are Ruts DC. See you on the road...
A great interview with Baz and SIS Japan has just been posted online (english text)... The interview was carried out mid 2016

Baz Interiew BW tour 2016 - 狂人館:インタビュー
Happy New Year! Best wishes to the familyinblack worldwide for the coming year. See you in 2017 from all at Stranglers HQ (cheers to Les Neil for his cracking image)
Merch order dates for Christmas delivery

Our merchandise store Townsend Music have confirmed their final order dates for Christmas delivery:
17th December Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg
19th December for UK orders
They stock a full range of tshirts, beanie hats, hoodies and, of course, the brand new limited double vinyl reissue of The Raven. Visit the store via link

Stranglers - The Raven 2016 Double Heavyweight Red & Black Vinyl LP (Numbered, Limited Edition) - TM Stores
'The Raven' limited vinyl reissue

We can reveal that the latest album to receive the deluxe vinyl reissue treatment is The Raven. The release is limited to 1500 numbered copies and sees the original 11 track LP coupled with an additional, 9 track album featuring b-sides, different versions and radio session takes. Both albums are pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, the original LP on black...
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Dubai...sunset...stunning! (Pic Baz)
The final live gig of 2016 for the band is at the Irish Village in Dubai, UAE on Thursday 24th November [ Link ]
Baz flies the Greek flag on top of the Parthenon, Athens Nov.'16 (pic Gary Knighton)