Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most “continuously successful” bands to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s. Beginning life as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude identified them as one of the instigators of the UK punk rock scene that followed, their idiosyncratic approach rarely followed any single musical genre and the group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through the sophisticated pop of some of their 1980s output.
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Tour update- the final gig of the rescheduled UK tour in spring 2021 at Cambridge has now totally sold out. Apologies to anyone who missed out on tickets. It will be an emotional night in Dave’s adopted hometown. ... See MoreSee Less
Great to hear you guys are still going to play and fans are supporting. I am still dissapointed that I missed you in Sydney last year due to a prior commitment but so happy that I got to see you 3 times previously.
Already had the Cambridge tickets as find Brixton hit and miss with sound quality, but Sad but glad the Cambridge gig is now at the end, looking forward to an emotional night
Sorry I think it’s great to do Cambridge but people who thought they had purchased tickets for the last Brixton gig miss out ...#justsayin
Moving the Birmingham date has helped me actually as it was originally scheduled to happen on the same day as my wedding anniversary and I'd have to make a decision between the gig and the wife. I was obviously going to the gig without her and still will be on the new date but at least there wouldn't be any grief when I eventually got home after it! :-)
Myself and Alan Gordon are looking forward to seeing you guts at the O2 Academy in Glasgow on 1st April...
I had tickets for October in Cambridge. Anybody know whether they are automatically moved to the new date or not?
Such a shame, didn't even see them go on sale :( 2 hours after your change of date announcement last night, Corn Ex's website were still showing the old date
Portsmouth Guildhall rang me to check I will keep my tickets... BUT OF COURSE I WILL See you there in April
Blimey, I was trying yesterday. Happy to buy if anyone can’t make it .
I'm not thinking of this as a Stranglers tour but more of a Stranglers celebration.
Are existing tickets still useable or did I need to buy again
Did Cambridge for a few years instead of London as had mates that way. Crowd at London gigs were much livelier.
Already sold out Cambridge. I am not lucky with Cambridge gigs, last year I also had a ticket for Cambridge but could not go.
I thought it was sold out last year?.. looking forward to April
So much want to see the guys. Rick Wakeman? Only guy who can come close to DG
Oh full UK tours hit a snag then and Cambridge is one of me regulars too. Nice to Know Mr Rob Owen's presence is still around "Have you got your ticket yet Pidge?" Me "Not yet Rob" Rob "Get your ticket,its going to sell out son!!" Sold out Rob "SILLY BOY" ... clip round the head
Yes, another Cambridge date please.
Looking forward to Guildford followed by Brighton 👍
If anyone has a spare for Cambridge gig where I live please let me know 👍
Viagogo have tickets £92 ×1.the others are £100+ worse than ticket touts.
2 nights in Glasgow, then Manchester. Can't wait. MiB
Spain´s still waiting to see you again guys...!?
Go for it and do what fits guys!
What's happening with Cardiff? Cant buy tickets yet?
Any word on the keyboard situation?
Autumn UK tour rescheduled
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and restrictions on live concerts, we need to consider everyone’s welfare and therefore have no choice but to defer the planned autumn UK tour until the spring next year. The tour will now take place from late March to the end of April.
As you can imagine, with numerous other artists wanting to reschedule their tours in that period, the dates available at the venues were limited and this has meant that, in some cases, the equivalent day of the week to the original date wasn’t always free. For example, the original Friday and Saturday at Glasgow have now become a Thursday and Friday instead, with Aberdeen moving to the Saturday. Sadly, the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena show has been moved to the Cardiff Great Hall instead due to availability issues but all the original dates have been rearranged with the addition of a new gig in Warrington. The two Brixton shows on the 16th & 17th of April mark the exact 44th anniversary of the band's first headline shows at the Roundhouse on the Rattus tour back in '77. Tickets for the original dates are all valid for the rescheduled shows and, for Glasgow, a Friday ticket will now be for the Thursday and Saturday for the new Friday date. Special guests will be Ruts DC for all dates (plus Mike peters at Cardiff too).
The tour, which is dedicated to Dave, kicks off on his birthday, the 29th of March, in Lincoln. It was also decided that the tour should finish at the Corn Exchange in Dave’s adopted hometown of Cambridge, a fitting finale to the tour.
Apologies for any inconvenience that the rescheduling of the tour causes but circumstances are clearly out of our control. See you on the road in 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
I will be at the Norwich gig. It's great to see this announcement so we all know what's happening. Must say I'm disappointed to see the usual comments about 'it isn't really the Stranglers now'. Now is the time to celebrate the band for all their incarnations and be thankful for the fact they've lasted this long, and be thankful that we'll be able to see them live again soon.
Thank you for getting the new dates sorted, I know it hasn't been easy x Now come on fans, support the lads, this will be very emotional for them as well and they need our support more than ever 🖤 Cambridge ticket now added to my dates 👍💖
Absolutely the right thing to do. As it stood, I wasn't going to go to the Manchester gig. At least now I have a breathing space (pun intended) to reconsider. Thanks everyone
So glad that the family in black will be able to say goodbye to Dave as he would have wanted. Tissues at the ready take care everyone looking forward to seeing you all xx
I have to count Some more days before seeing you ! Look forward ! Otherwise at the end of the year it was already ended. Love to see you again and I will wait the time it takes.
No Belfast it would have been great to give yous a well deserved send off.
Me my familyy will be at the Portsmouth gig. To me this is the most bravest thing the band has done. Let's celebrate the life and genius of Mr David Paul Greenfield. Love and respect to The Strangers xx
Oh crap, I live in Austin, Texas now, and will miss the chance to see them again, still, I have great memories of gigs past.
It will be emotional watching the Stranglers without Dave but I am sure it will also be a celebration of the great memories his playing gave us
Gig in my hometown Warrington .. Only problem will be in Glasgow for Scotland Calling next day..😫
I love it at the corn exchange and well done guys. You can do no more for your fans and Dave than you are already doing.
Bought tickets for Brixton & Cambridge and that now happens to be the final night 😥
it will be brilliant to see the band and sad at the same time ,its gona be hard for the band members and crew, my heart gos out to them in these terrible times of 2020 .
Disappointed but expected, not sure we’ll get our hotel money back from the Aberdeen hotel so may have to go up anyway. Will there be new tickets sent out nearer the time? 🎸🎸
Been to many Stranglers gigs and still will if they decide to continue . For me it’s all about paying my respect to Dave , and the band as life is so short .
That's ironic....see Hugh for his rescheduled gig in Lincoln Thurs 8th April....Stranglers next night in Manchester......🖤
All things considered..what with Cambridge being sold out ..would it be possible to add an extra date if the band allow it..alot of loyal fans are going be disappointed on missing out 🙄🤔🤞
Will still be at the two Glasgow gigs in memory of Dave
Maybe they will do the gigs with previous concert audio of Dave and play the set around that and have him on a big screen or something. Just a thought.
Is there a possibility to livestream, the Glasgow gigs for a small fee..? I am in the shielding group, just no to concerts just now.
Oh dear I’ve got other rescheduled gigs as well. 2021 is going to be busy. Might as well go and have a rest.
Cant wait didn't really think it would go ahead this year .
And can we have the usual warm up gigs over the Irish Sea please? Particularly the missing bit of the UK please since the last Belfast gig had to be cancelled also. Thanks.
Will still be at the Birmingham venue, can’t wait for it
Sad to listen to “these” keybords played by someone else...
To the FamilyInBlack:
Pam here, I’d like to share a couple of things with you...
In January, Dave went into the studio to play on a track with Hung Like Hanratty. He first heard them at The Great British Music Festival in Skegness (at my insistence), I had seen them the year before & thought they were great. Obviously, he thought they were brilliant. Over the last few years we’ve seen them many times & have become good friends. So Dave was “chuffed” when asked if he would play on a track on their new album. It was a great day in the studio, he had a terrific time as did I and HLH. I will always remember that day. On 15 August, this CD will be released. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do and I know Dave would. So, it would be great to share this with you - HLH and Dave having a lot of fun.
Next, HLH have written a song for Dave, it’s called “Fly High With the Ravens”. It will be released on 31 October as a very limited edition vinyl. I know he would love it, written from the heart. The B-side is a track from the album, “Living for the Weekend”, which has keyboards from Dave. Monies from this will go to the charity of my choice which is MVT (Music Venue Trust) to help the pubs and clubs struggling in these hard times. We can’t lose them.
Many thanks to Hung Like Hanratty for great times and sharing your music with Dave, me and his many fans!
Here’s the link to order either (both?) the CD or the tribute vinyl:
Here’s a few photos from the CD “Dragged Up” and the single “Fly High With the Ravens”.
Thanks, FamilyInBlack, I hope you will enjoy.
Pam ... See MoreSee Less
Ordered the single because of Dave and the great charity it supports. Playing in a pub punk covers band live music means a huge amount to me. The Stranglers are what keeps me sane!
Ordered 7" , Al is a proper top Lad and I can only imagine how proud he must have felt having a legend like Dave in the studio. HLH are pure Punk rock fun and The Stranglers are just true legends..What a mix🍺🍺
Hi Pam so is Living For The weekend on the album? Unfortunately I don’t have anything to play vinyl on. Great story and money going to a great cause. x
Pam ordered tribute. How could we not? Will order CD when available. If HLH cone with Dave & your seal of approval this good enough for us. You are never far from my thoughts ❤️
Wow amazing. I know how much HLH love you and Dave as do I. I ordered both on their Facebook page, but brilliant that some of the proceeds are going to such a fantastic cause. X
Thank you Pam. And a great choice of charity - we really do need to keep our grassroots music venues. Sending love.x
I had wondered who the HLH fan was from the band (from their inclusion in pre-show music) - so happy Dave was invited to add his genius to the new album 😎🎶🎵💖 Pam Greenfield THANK YOU for supporting MVT xx Ordered 👍🙂
That’s great thank you for the opportunity to listen to Dave’s incredible prowess.
Thanks for sharing Pam. I've seen HLH a few times (Rebellion, Blackpool), and they always put on a great show.
Single ordered, cannot wait to receive it, a worthy cause and a lovely tribute to the Dave.👍
Yes they are a great band, I’ve ordered mine, what a fantastic tribute ❤️❤️
Ordered single. Was unable to pre-order album for some reason. Great tribute for a great man. Thanks.
Brilliant. 💕 I will definitely order both. Thanks for sharing Pam. Take care. Graeme x
A great tribute and orderd x
I have ordered both. A fitting tribute to the best Keyboard player ever. x :)
Thanks for sharing Pam . Look forward to hearing it x
Never heard of these before!!! I think that can only be because I've lived in the States for too long. "The Ghost Of Jimmy Savile" - LOLOLOLOLOLOFUCKINGL!! Every Sunday afternoon, I slink off into the "man cave", chug beer, and chuck darts, with a random Stranglers playlist that I just have Alexa create (she's smart ya know). This Sunday, I'll be sticking these guys on, because I clearly have some catching up to do!!😂
Absolutely brilliant gesture to do pam, for u to take time to give hlh a shout👍👍👍top lass
Who said there were No More Heroes? Dave was our hero.
So cool, I knew these guys was hardcore Stranglers fans
Single ordered. Can't wait to hear it. Lovely Dave. What a great tribute.
Fitting tribute. I hope you are well.x
Thank you Pam. Lovely Tribute. Ordered CD and 2 singles one for me and a mate, Paul.
Thank you Pam but Fly with the ravens 7"Vinyl 1000 limited edition does not ship to Belgium. Why? 😔
I try to order the single but rhere was written that they don't ship it to the Netherlands ! I like to order it anyway but how can I do so ?