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Monday 25 January 2021

Go Buddy Gone: The Stranglers Bring Their Final Full Tour To Brighton

"I think, how the fuck did that happen, because we did all the wrong things: we didn't bother too much with America but we're the biggest selling live act in the UK." The Stranglers' bassist JJ Burnel is talking about a period from early punk until 1990. But now, thirty years later, the band has announced a final full tour of the UK.
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The original fouresome of Hugh Cornwell, JJ Burnel, Dave Greenfield and Jet Black rode an often vicious wave of media disinterest to cement themselves as one of the most innovative and foreword thinking bands of their era.

But now, the band has stated that this will be their final extensive tour of the UK and whilst they may not be checking out completely just yet this will be the last opportunity to see them playing together in a comprehensive touring format. 

The band promise a set that will be covering tracks from their extensive catalogue spanning over 45 years. 

JJ told The Brighton Magazine in 2019 that: 

"The audience is more mixed than ever before. There are people who gave up on us during the Paul Roberts and Jon Ellis years; then there are people who stuck with us; and a whole new young audience too: those who look at the world in a slightly different way and think: "I like this bunch of old bastards, 

"People see us as being "the real thing" and I think we have integrity. So people are coming to see us for all different reasons." 


First formed in 1974, The Stranglers no bull***t attitude was embraced by the punk movement of the late'70s,with their first three albums (Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black and White) being released within thirteen months of each other, scoring hit singles such as Peaches, No More Heroes and Walk On By.  

Further success was to follow with Always The Sun, Strange Little Girl and the mercurial Golden Brown, amongst many others, earning the group 24 Top 40 singles and 18 Top 40 albums.
 
As always, audiences can expect to be swept up high on the wave of The Stranglers' powerful sound, pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship for an exhilarating live experience. 

With their final full UK tour and the imminent release of their debut movie, 2022 will be an iconic action - packed year for The Stranglers.

The Stranglers play Brighton Dome Concert Hall on 17th February 2022. For tickets CLICK HERE. 

by: Mike Cobley




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