THE STRANGLERS have announced a full UK tour for the New Year.

Branded as The Definitive Tour, the dates will feature the band presenting, as you might’ve guessed, what they consider their definitive set.  Kicking off in Liverpool on 6 March and climaxing in Manchester on 31 March, the tour will include a London show at Brixton Academy on 24 March.

The shows are set to coincide with the reissue of the band’s first seven albums, originally released on the United Artists and Liberty Labels, from their 1977 debut Rattus Norvegicus to 1981’s La Folie and including their first live album Live (X Cert) from 1979, all of which graced the UK Top 10, excepting La Folie which stumbled at a respectable No.11.

The band will be supported on all dates by THERAPY? who you may recall once recorded a version of The Stranglers’ ‘Nice’n’Sleazy’, produced by none other than Vive Le Rock contributor and MEMBRANES boss John Robb.

Full dates are….

6 March – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
8 March – GLASGOW O2 Academy
9 March – INVERNESS Ironworks
10 March – KILMARNOCK Grand Hall
12 March – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
13 March – PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
15 March – BRISTOL O2 Academy
16 March – CARDIFF Tramshed
17 March – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
19 March – NORWICH The Nick Rayns LCR
20 March – SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
22 March – LEEDS O2 Academy
23 March – LINCOLN Engine Shed
24 March – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
26 March – GUILDFORD G Live
27 March – READING Hexagon
29 March – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
30 March – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
31 March – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Tickets go on sale on Friday 15 September at 9.00am here.

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