news archive - august 2011
29th August 2011
New British tour for Spring 2012
We can reveal that details of a UK tour during March next year are being finalised at present. Approximately 20 gigs are planned through the month. Although further details are not available at present, we should have the full confirmed tour itinerary on the site very soon. Please check the site for updates regularly...
A successful northern jaunt...
The band have just completed a trio of successful gigs in Scotland and the north of England, playing to large and enthusiastic festival crowds at both the Wizard and Solfest appearances plus a storming return to 53 Degrees in Preston sandwiched between them.
The audiences were treated to a similar set to the Black and Blue tour earlier this year including the epic new track Freedom Is Insane.
With only the Cannes date left in their gig diary for this year, the band can now return to work on their next studio album and prepare for November's Convention weekend...
25th August 2011
Memorabilia- Live (X Cert) and The Raven
The next in the series of memorabilia articles highlights the items relating to Live (X Cert) and The Raven which were both released in 1979.
The vast array of memorabilia items for these albums includes 3D effect displays, a mobile and even a pack of playing cards...
22nd August 2011
Stage times for weekend gigs
The band have a trio of gigs this coming weekend in the North West of England and Scotland.
Friday 26th sees them play at the Wizard festival in Aberdeenshire where they are due on stage at 2230 and are scheduled for a 90 minute set. The following night the band appear at Preston 53 Degrees at 2115, again for a 90 minute set. Sunday's appearance at Solfest in Cumbria is at 2215 and it should be a 75 minute set. As normal. especially with festival appearances, timings may be subject to alteration if necessary...
The finishing touches are being put to the Convention merchandise at the moment. Anyone attending November's event should receive at email from Music Glue with details of the full range available within the next couple of weeks where items can be pre-ordered.
16th August 2011
Baz's early musical career
In the second in a series of four articles tracing the musical journeys of each of the band members, Baz recounts his pre-Stranglers story.
He details his musical journey from borrowing his brother's guitar, being a Toy Doll, forming Smalltown Heroes through to when he was invited to London to audition for a certain black-clad band...