Seminal stars of the 70s/80s Brit-punk movement THE STRANGLERS are making their way to Australia in 2016, celebrating over forty years raising hell with hits like Golden Brown, Always the Sun and Skin Deep.
Winding around Australia to all mainland capitals, The Stranglers will play hits and much loved tracks from their extensive back catalogue,from 1977’s acclaimed debut ‘ Rattus Norvegicus through to 2012’s return to form ‘Giants’.
Forming in 1974 in small-town England, The Stranglers are now revered as one of the most exciting, credible and influential bands to have emerged from the British new wave scene. They are as essential today as at any time in their lengthy career. The band revelled in their harnessing of absurdity, making a habit of wrong-footing both supporters and haters with stunts, antics and music that made their radio success even more incredible.
The tour graces some of Australia’s best stages including The Metro (Sydney), The Corner (Melbourne) and The Tivoli (Brisbane), giving fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most influential music acts.
Close to vintage’ – Uncut
‘The Stranglers have never sounded so alive’ – 4/5 Mojo
‘Never have they sounded so urgent.Never have they sounded so dark,never have they sounded so philosophical, melodic, snarling and triumphant’ – Vive Le Rock 9/10
‘Enough of the old menace to satisfy the faithful’ – Q magazine
‘Britain’s longest-lived punk band remain lean and mean’ – Mail On Sunday 4 stars’
‘The Stranglers:a beefy musical stew dominated by brutal bass and smouldering organ.The punk veterans prove they are still a force to be reckoned with’ theartsdesk.com
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Sunday 17th April
Metro Theatre, Sydney, Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au
Monday 18th April
The Tivoli, Brisbane, Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au
Wednesday 20th April
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Tickets available from www.cornerhotel.com
Friday 22nd April
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au
Saturday 22nd April
Metropolis, Fremantle, Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au