news archive-aug 2010
A message from Jet
Following his recent birthday, Jet has asked us to pass on his thanks to all of you who sent him birthday messages via Facebook and the BUT Forum. He appreciates them greatly...
Stormin' the castle & Weyfest stage times
Stage times have now been confirmed for both of the forthcoming weekend's appearances at Stormin' the Castle and Weyfest. For the North East biker event on Saturday 4 September, the band will be onstage at between 10.30pm and 10.45pm. Sunday 5's Surrey festival stage time is 9pm. Both gigs are scheduled for full 90 minute sets. Hopefully the weather looks set to improve this week so that there's no repeat of the Wyeside mud bath...
New ratter blog posted
Following last weekend's rainy Wyeside festival appearance in Hereford, JJ has written a ratter about the gig, mud, technical issues and a stage invader's unfortunate accident...
Irish autumn gig added
Details have just been received for a new gig in late October in Sligo in the North Western corner of Ireland as part of the Sligo Live Sessions festival. The band are scheduled to appear on Friday 22 October at the Radisson Blu hotel in the town. Full details of the festival including ticketing can be found here. For any fans wishing to travel out from mainland Britain, Ryanair fly to Knock airport which is around 40 miles from Sligo and other accomodation is available through the local tourist board.
EMI videos on Youtube
EMI have now added the full back catalogue of the band's UA/EMI era videos on to the Stranglers' official Youtube page. The fifteen videos covering Grip to Strange Little Girl have been 'favourited' and can be viewed here. Hopefully additional footage from this period will follow in the future...
JJ radio interview
Ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce interviewed JJ this week for his radio show on East Village Radio. EVR is a New York based internet radio station. The interview was broadcast in segments during the show on 5 August and can be heard here
Black tour bus back on the road
2011 is set to be another busy year for the band. Plans for a full British tour are currently being put together for the Spring. No confirmed details are available as yet although it is expected to be between 15 and 20 dates throughout March. We hope to have confirmed details of dates and venues to post at the start of September. Watch this space...