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THE STRANGLERS to release new album "Giants" on 5th March + UK Tour

THE STRANGLERS 

Thirty-five years on from the release of their debut, Rattus Norvegicus, ‘Giants’ is the Stranglers’  seventeenth album and, just as the latter day successes of the group’s last two titles, ‘Norfolk Coast’ (2004) and ‘Suite XVI’ (2006), this more recent return to the studio has once again produced another collection of sterling Stranglers tracks. 

Quirky and diverse, the music presented on ‘Giants’ avoids the formulaic and the stale: for the first time since 1980, there is an instrumental and the group, better known for their waltzes, also reveal their take on another dance form, the tango! As always strong melodies and unusual time signatures are high on the agenda, all underpinned by those trademark Stranglers bass lines and keyboard runs. Lead vocals are shared between JJ Burnel and Baz Warne.  

It’s a few years since the last album release but the Stranglers have been keeping extremely busy on the live circuit, with constant global touring commitments and high demand from the major festivals, including appearances at Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festivals, Hyde Park and Isle of Wight in the UK and their counterparts across Europe and beyond. 

THE STRANGLERS  ‘GIANTS’ UK TOUR DATES

1 March     Leeds O2 Academy
 2 March     Dunfermline Alhambra
 3 March     Glasgow O2 Academy
 5 March     Liverpool O2 Academy
 6 March     Nottingham Rock City
 8 March     Cambridge Corn Exchange
 9 March     London Roundhouse
10 March    Birmingham O2 Academy
12 March    Oxford O2 Academy
13 March     Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
15 March     Lincoln Engine Shed
16 March     Brighton Dome
17 March     Bristol O2 Academy
19 March     Leamington Spa Assembly
20 March     Guildford G-Live
22 March     Newcastle O2 Academy
23 March     Sheffield O2 Academy
24 March     Manchester O2 Academy

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