The Stranglers mark 40th anniversary

The Stranglers

have announced a series of dates to mark their 40th anniversary as a working band.

A UK tour begins a year-long celebration before they embark on a major world tour, rolling through Europe, North America and the Far East, before a series of festival appearances and very special events still to be announced.

“On this, the occasion of our Ruby Anniversary, I would like to take this opportunity to stick my fingers up to everyone who wrote us off and dismissed us. However I would like to thank those who saw beyond the words of the critics and drew their own conclusions. He who laughs last, laughs longest AND loudest. Next year we will make a lot of noise with our friends…" JJ BURNEL – The Stranglers.

The dates will be accompanied by a series of anniversary reissues, rarities and collectors items.

Thu February 27th - INVERNESS Ironworks
Fri February 28th - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Sat March 1st - DUNFERMLINE Alhambra
Mon March 3rd - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Tue March 4th - LINCOLN Engine Shed
Thu March 6th - BRIGHTON Dome
Fri March 7th - FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
Sat March 8th - LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Mon March 10th - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue March 11th - LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly
Thu March 13th - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Fri March 14th - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat March 15th - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Mon March 17th - OXFORD O2 Academy
Thu March 20th - CARDIFF Uni Solus
Fri March 21st - LEEDS O2 Academy
Sat March 22nd - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Mon March 24th - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
Tue March 25th - GUILDFORD G Live
Thu March 27th - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri March 28th - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Sat March 29th - MANCHESTER Academy

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