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 [ Theirishvillage.com Link ]
Baz flies the Greek flag on top of the Parthenon, Athens Nov.'16 (pic Gary Knighton)
Dave, Baz & JJ in Athens airport at 6am today, very tired (photo Louie Nicastro)
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40 years ago tonight, The Stranglers & the Finchley Boys paths crossed. Read JJ's take on these legendary supporters of the band...

Stranglers Official Site › Forty years of the Finchley Boys

Martin 'Bap' Kennedy (1962-2016)

I've just learned of the passing of my friend Bap Kennedy in Belfast. It's been a number of years since I last saw him, and in fact I didnt even know he was ill, such as the speed of the years that have rolled by...but we played a number of acoustic shows together around a decade ago, mostly in Scotland, and he left a marked impression on me...we kept in touch...
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La Folie@35: a fan's memoirs of the band's November 1981 UK tour


[ Tmstor.es Link ] Two new sweatshirt designs available over at our merch store now...

Stranglers - Classic Breast Logo Sweatshirt - TM Stores

The Finchley Boys 40th anniversary bash is next weekend and there are still a handful of tickets to the event left. In addition there's tshirts and badges available to order, You can also buy raffle tickets for a chance to win this amazing jacket, a pair of JJ's boots & a fully signed acoustic guitar. All proceeds from this event go to charities selected by the Finchley Boys... For more info,...
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