news archive-may 2010
New ratter blog added
Jet has just added a blog about last week's Fowey gig here
Turning Japanese-fan review
New fan's eye view of April's Japan gigs added to features section
The Stranglers to Storm The Castle
Negotiations are in advanced stages for the band to play at the Stormin' The Castle biker's event which takes place in Bishop Auckland on the 4th of September. Although the North East appearance is not yet finalised, the organisers have announced details. The band have previously appeared at the biker gathering and have been asked back to celebrate the event's 20th anniversary. Tickets are on sale now through the event website.
Update-This gig is now fully confirmed.
Website details for the Athens gig with Billy Idol in June have just been received. The website, which is in Greek, can be found here although paste this link into Google translate for an English version. Apologies for the late posting of this info but clearly the situation in Greece has delayed the organisers of the gig.
Apollo DVD despatching soon
The Apollo DVD will be despatched from the merchandise supplier early next week. For anyone unlucky enough to have missed the pre-sale, there will be spare copies up for grabs. Once we know quantities available, we will post the details here and you can buy them, while stocks last, from the merchandise site.
Baz Warne passes 10 years in The Stranglers
Baz recently completed his first decade as a member of The Stranglers. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd sneak a quick interview with him before the summer's busy schedule kicks in...
Hereford Wyeside festival appearance postponed
See festival website for announcement.
Stranglers to Triumph in September
The Stranglers are headlining the Triumph Live motorcycle celebration in the East Midlands in September. The band has been asked to play because of JJ’s long association with Triumph dating back to the 70s.
JJ enthused: "I have the t-shirt, I have the bikes and now I have the gig at the 20th anniversary of Hinckley's finest. It is a great pleasure and honour to have been asked by Triumph Motorcycles to participate at this celebration of a truly great British motorcycle marque."
The event marks two decades since the re-launch of the iconic British bike brand back in 1990. The day is packed with Triumph racing on the circuit and stunt shows followed by an evening of live music. The event takes place at Mallory Park circuit near Hinckley on Saturday 18 September.
Also, if you pre-book tickets, you can take a tour of the nearby Triumph factory. Tickets for the day’s events are £24 in advance or £29 on the day and children under 16 are free (with a paying adult).
There is also a camping on site with all amenities for a cost of £8 per person. Full details of the event can be found on the website www.triumph-live.co.uk All in all, it sounds like an unnmissable event…