news archive- september 2011
25th September 2011
Jet's Q&A session with the Burning Up Time forum
During its ten year existence, the BUT forum has given fans somewhere to share their views and opinions about The Stranglers. Jet kindly offered to take part in a Q&A with the forum members providing the questions on topics ranging from UFOs, drumming and even ice cream.
20th September 2011
Full details of UK tour March 2012
Details have now been confirmed for the Spring 2012 UK tour. The 18 date schedule kicks off at Leeds O2 Academy on the 1st of March and finishes up at the Manchester Academy on the 24th.
A pair of Scottish dates see a return to the Alhambra in Dunfermline, which the band last visited in 2010, as well as Glasgow O2 Academy. For the London date, the band return to their early home-from-home, the Roundhouse, which was also scene of the triumphant 30th anniversary Rattus Revisited gig in November 2007.
Gigs are also booked at Lincoln Engine Shed and Leamington Spa Assembly, both of which have played host to the band in recent years. The tour visits the birthplace of The Stranglers, Guildford, for their first non-festival gig in the city since 1999. They will appear at the G-Live venue, which is a new development on the site of the old Civic Hall that played host to them many times over the years.
Special guests on the tour are celtic folk-rockers The Popes and singer/songwriter Mike Marlin also returns for another value-for-money three band bill.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 23rd, at 10am and are available through www.gigsandtours.com plus other online ticket agencies. Please remember that you can also purchase tickets for any/all O2 gigs at any O2 venues direct without any booking fees. See you on tour...
18th September 2011
During the band's recent trip north for the three August UK gigs, they also travelled to Edinburgh for a photoshoot for the forthcoming tour and album with the immensely talented photographer David Boni.
Sil Willcox elaborated "David's background is advertising and therefore his style sometimes adds a twist of provocation not seen in a lot band photography".
We hope to have more details on his ideas and choices for the latest shoot soon and are eager to see the results. David's unique style can be viewed on his website here.
Convention merchandise pre-order ends today-update
The Convention merchandise pre-order has been extended until the end of today (18th September) due to the late addition of XXL shirts to the size options.The full range is available to order at a discounted rate. Further details can be found here.
14th September 2011
UK tour dates for March 2012
Dates for the forthcoming spring UK tour will be announced on the 20th of September. Tickets are expected to go on sale on the Friday 23rd. Watch this space...
Stranglers Official Site now on Facebook
We have set up a page for the site on Facebook which will be regularly updated with any news, photos and video clips. The S.O.S Facebook page can be found here
5th September 2011
UK gigs in Summer 1979
At the start of 1979, the band ventured further afield to tour some new territories as well as working on solo projects. Towards the middle the year, they were keen to get back to their UK audience and also to air new tracks from their forthcoming studio album.
Two large dates, one at a Scottish festival and the other at a stadium as guests to The Who, gave them the opportunity to do just that...
1st September 2011
JJ guests with Polyphonic Size
In his latest ratter, JJ blogs about his recent guest appearances with his old friends Polyphonic Size in Brussels where they revisited some tracks from the past...