TheStranglers today announce that they’ll be joined on their recently announced 2018 Australian tour by fellow UK punk icons Ruts DC. Known for their 1979 classic ‘Babylon’s Burning’, the band creates a formidable double act with TheStranglers as they recreate the heady days of the 70s/80s Brit-punk explosion.
Co-inciding with the planned re-release of theentire Stranglers studio album catalogue from the period 1977- 82, TheStranglers will enthral audiences with an exciting mix of material, including Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Peaches, Strange Little Girl, 5 Minutes, No More Heroes and many more bearing the distinctive signature style of this most enduring of British bands; driving rhythms, anthemic melodies, quirky time signatures and occasional dark humour, held together by those trademark rumbling bass lines and swirling keyboards.
TheStranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to out-rock many onthe live circuit, including much younger bands, and their large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new converts join the ranks. With record-breaking, sell-out shows including their 2016 Australian tour and festival appearances throughout the UK and the rest of the world, public demand to hear and see the group has never been so high; true testament to their considerable musical talent and the enduring quality of their songs.
TheStranglers and Ruts DC continue to prove they are still a powerhouse live acts, with fans in for a treat with the Australian return of an even bigger and bolder show from the inventors and ultimate purveyors of Brit-punk.
THE STRANGLERS THE CLASSIC COLLECTION TOUR 2018
February 6: The Forum, Melbourne VIC
February 7: The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
February 8: Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
February 10: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
February 12: Astor Theatre, Perth WA