The Stranglers have announced a run of UK tour dates which will see them showcase their legendary Black and White album as well as performing additional new and old material.

The band’s third studio album Black & White was unleashed in May 1978 and showed them to be the first of their peers to break away from the ‘punk’ formula of the previous year. Described recently by journalist John Robb as ‘the first post punk album’, its release was acclaimed by fans and critics alike at the time and it reached number 2 in the UK charts. Lyrically, subject matter had been broadened by the band’s recent travels around the world and included the Cold War, Yukio Mishima, Sweden and Hell’s Angels.

The 18 date tour will see the band performing at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on 26 March 2015.  Support will come from Welsh rockers The Alarm featuring Mike Peters.

The full tour listing:

3 March   –   Perth, Concert Hall
4 March   –   Inverness, Ironworks
5 March   –   Glasgow, O2 Academy
7 March   –   Nottingham, Rock City
8 March   –   Liverpool, O2 Academy
9 March   –   Newcastle, O2 Academy
11 March   –   London, Brixton O2 Academy
12 March   –   Birmingham, O2 Academy
14 March   –   Guildford, G-Live
15 March   –   Reading, Hexagon
17 March   –   Sheffield, O2 Academy
18 March   –   Cardiff, University Great Hall
19 March   –   Bristol, O2 Academy
21 March   –   Salisbury, City Hall
22 March   –   Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
23 March   –   Cambridge, Corn Exchange
25 March   –   Leeds, O2 Academy
26 March   –   Manchester, O2 Apollo

Tickets for The Stranglers performing at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on 26 March 2016 go on sale at 9am on Friday 18 September.

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