With no less than 42 Top 40 hits spanning over 4 decades, SonyBMG celebrate with the release, this September, of a superb TV advertised collection of THE STRANGLERS works, aptly named '4240'. The album will be released as a single CD as well as a Limited Edition CD/DVD, featuring all of the Epic promo videos on DVD for the first time plus clips from their 2007 show at London’s Roundhouse.
Formed in 1974, The Stranglers’ straight-talking approach earned them the reputation of being aggressive and confrontational, a notoriety that was later embraced by the punk movement of 1977. This led to their debut single Grip and their legendary first album, Rattus Norvegicus. A whole series of hits followed including Peaches, No More Heroes, 5 Minutes, Duchess, Something Better Change, Always The Sun and their ultimate classic Golden Brown.
To date The Stranglers boast a total of 24 Top 40 singles and 18 Top 40 albums.
After re-signing to EMI in 2004, The Stranglers last two studio albums, Norfolk Coast and Suite XVI have been hailed as their best for many years, with hit singles Big Thing Coming and Spectre of Love allowing the band the rare accolade of maintaining Top 40 hits over four decades.
They continue to play sell out shows at home and abroad and this summer the band will play a series of major UK festivals, including T in the Park, V Festival, Isle of White, Hyde Park, Oxegen and Liverpool Pops as well as appearing at key festivals throughout Europe.
In October The Stranglers will embark on a Greatest Hits Worldwide Tour in support of '4240'. UK dates attached.

  1. All Day And All Of The  Night (1987)
  2. Always The Sun (1986)  
  3. Big Thing Coming (2004)  
  4. Duchess (1979)  
  5. European Female  (1982)    
  6. Five Minutes (1978)  
  7. Golden Brown (1981)  
  8. Go Buddy Go (1977)  
  9. Let Me Down Easy (1981)  
  10. Midnight Summer Dream (1983)  
  11. Nice In Nice (1986)  
  12. Nice ‘n’ Sleazy (1978)  
  13. 96 Tears (1990)  
  14. No Mercy (1984)  
  15. No More Heroes (1977)  
  16. Paradise (1983)  
  17. Peaches (1977)  
  18. Shakin’ Like A Leaf  (1987)
  19. Skin Deep (1984)  
  20. Something Better Change  (1977)
  21. Spectre Of Love (2006)  
  22. Strange Little Girl  (1982)

The Stranglers UK & Ireland Dates

June 2008

Fri 13                           Isle of Wight                            Isle of Wight Festival

Sun 29                         London                                    Hyde Park Festival

July 2008

Sat 12                          Kinross                                     T in the Park

Sun 13                         Co. Kildare                              Oxegen

Tue 22                          Liverpool                                 Summer Pops

August 2008

Sat 16                          Stafford                                    V Festival

Sun 17                         Chelmsford                              V Festival

Greatest Hits Worldwide Tour 2008

October 2008

Mon 13                         Dublin                                      Ambassador

Tue 14                          Belfast                                     Mandela Hall

Thu 16                          Cardiff                                      University

Fri 17                           Aberystwyth                             Arts Centre

Sat 18                          Cambridge                               Corn Exchange

Mon 20                         Southampton                           Guildhall

Tue 21                          Reading                                   Hexagon

Wed 22                        Bristol                                       Academy

Fri 24                           Exeter                                      Great Hall

Sat 25                          Birmingham                             Academy

Tue 28                          Douglas, Isle of Man                Villa Marina

Thu 30                          Inverness                                 Ironworks

Fri 31                           Dundee                                    Fat Sams

November 2008

Sat 01                          Glasgow                                  Academy

Mon 03                         Newcastle                               Academy

Tue 04                          Leeds                                      Academy

Thu 06                          Lincoln                                    Engine Room

Fri 07                           Manchester                              Academy

Sun 09                         Hull                                          City Hall

Mon 10                         Norwich                                   UEA

Tue 11                          Southend                                 The Cliffs Pavilion                               

Wed 12                        Folkestone                                 Leas Cliff Hall

Fri 14                           London                                    Shepherds Bush Empire


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