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The Stranglers announce 40th anniversary Ruby Tour 2014

The Stranglers

Story by Jack Foley

FROM the end of February and throughout March, The Stranglers will undertake a Ruby Anniversary tour across the UK consisting of a massive 22 dates.

JJ Burnel, of The Stranglers, commented: “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…”

The dates include a return to Hammersmith Apollo, which they first played in 1976 and last played in 2011.

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.

The Stranglers 40th Anniversary Ruby Tour 2014 UK dates are as follows…

February
27 – Inverness Ironworks
28 – Glasgow O2 Academy

March
1 – Dunfermaline Alhambra
3 – Liverpool O2 Academy
4 – Lincoln Engine Shed
6 – Brighton Dome
7 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
8 – London Hammersmith Apollo
10 – Nottingham Rock City
11 – Leamington Spa Assembly
13 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
14 – Newcastle O2 Academy
15 – Sheffield O2 Academy
17 – Oxford O2 Academy
20 – Cardiff Uni Solus
21 – Leeds O2 Academy
22 – Birmingham O2 Academy
24 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
25 – Guildford G Live
27 – Bristol O2 Academy
28 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
29 – Manchester Academy