Fri 21st Mar at 7:00pm
@ O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
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40th Anniversary Tour: The Stranglers
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Stranglers embark on a 'Ruby Anniversary' tour across the UK in Spring 2014. 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.
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.
"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.
This event takes place at O2 Academy Leeds, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Seventies punk icons whose rat-infested songs plagued both the album and singles charts through the subsequent decade. Their compounded musical talents and enthusiasm, infused with large doses of charisma and dark notoriety goes more than a little way to explaining why The Stranglers have survived the vagaries of the music business.
These days The Stranglers have at their core original members Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass), Dave Greenfield (keyboards), Jet Black (drums) and Baz Warne (guitar), with the lead vocals shared between Warne and Burnel (Burnel singing the songs he originally recorded as lead vocalist, and Warne performing the numbers originally sang by Hugh Cornwell).
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