From the end of February and throughout March, New Wave icons The Stranglers will undertake a ‘Ruby Anniversary’ tour across the UK consisting of a massive 22 dates.
‘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.
One of the great stories from the punk generation, with their own highly original sound that combined a brilliant melodic touch with a genuine dark aggression and an effortless cool. The Stranglers are a pivotal band from those inspirational times and have been acknowledged with their recent BBC Proms appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. Their continued run of album success has marked a long, controversial and pioneering career.
The men in black celebrate their 40th anniversary year with a series of UK dates, including a return to Hammersmith Apollo, which they first played in 1976 and last played in 2011. The band intend to feature a selection of material from every studio album of their 40 year career, from their debut album Rattus Norvegicus to their most recent acclaimed album, Giants.
The Stranglers 40th Anniversary
‘Ruby Tour’ 2014 UK Dates
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