news archive-nov 2010
Teenage Cancer: Something Better Change
The band were recently asked to donate an item for a forthcoming Bonhams auction in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, which takes place in mid December. The auction contains items from many of rock's biggest names, including handwritten lyrics. The band donated a large, framed artwork proof print for Decades Apart (shown above) which they have all signed and JJ has also added some lyrics from Something Better Change. More details can be found about the TCT here and you can find out more about bidding on the Bonhams site. Please support this great cause...
Update 16 December-This item sold for £600.
Spring Scandinavian gig
Another European gig has just been added to the band's April 2011 diary. They will be appearing at the Bergenfest in Bergen, Norway on Friday 29th April. This festival takes place in various venues around the city, which is on the West coast of Norway. Ticket info and more details can be found on the festival website here
Black and Blue photo session
Shortly before their trip to Sligo, the band travelled to the capital for a new studio photo session with photographer Jenny Hardcore, who also took some of the calendar shots at Hammersmith. Details can be found on Jenny's blog and the results look great, very mean and moody...
Photo Jenny Hardcore Thanks to Jim Radley
New official 2011 calendar
A brand new calendar is now available from the merchandise site. It features one page per month, each with a large photo of a band member as well as notable band-related dates. All of the photographs are previously unseen and show the current line up in a mixture of both live gig action and behind the scenes. An ideal gift for any faninblack...
Gigs for the Low Countries
The Stranglers are playing a five-date acoustic mini tour of Belgium and Holland in April next year, shortly after the British tour ends. The band played a similar acoustic tour back in winter 2007 and enjoyed it immensely hence their return next spring. The gigs alternate nightly between Holland and Belgium and the venues are all around 500 capacity. Tickets will be on sale soon through the individual links on the gig listing.
From our North-East correspondent
As a stalwart of the North East music scene, Baz was approached by the BBC to take part in a programme about music in Sunderland. The documentary, featuring local acts like the Futureheads, is called Inside Out, which is a regional version of the One Show. It was shown on Monday 1st November at 7.30pm on BBC North East. This programme is available on BBC iPlayer here