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THE STRAY CATS have revealed that their first new album in 26 years will be released this Spring, with UK dates set for the Summer.

The Massapequa, NY rockabilly legends resurfaced in 2018 for their first US dates in 10 years, followed by the announcement that they were working on a new album with producer Peter Collins, famed for his work with UK rockabilly rebels Matchbox, and Jack White’s engineer Vance Powell.

The album, succinctly titled 40, in honour of the trio’s 40th Anniversary, features a dozen new original tracks and is set for release in the Spring, exact date to be confirmed.

“Forty years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed, and most folks had never heard of, this Rockabilly music,” revels singer and guitarist Brian Setzer. “Forty years later we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly. It makes the world go around.”

The album release will be followed in the Summer by three dates, including a show at London’s Eventim Apollo which, as the fabled Hammersmith Odeon, has been the scene of some of the earliest Stray Cat victories. Full dates are…

Sun 23 June – Birmingham O2 Academy
Tues 25 June – Manchester O2 Apollo
Wed 26 June – London Eventim Apollo

Tickets go on sale here on Friday 1 February.

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