Image: The Stranglers
Legendary rock band The Stranglers will be touring their classic third album Black and White (stream below on Spotify) in early 2016. The 1978 LP, produced by the legendary Martin Rushent, has been cited by many as the first post punk album on account of its rejection of the musical tropes of the time.
With the exception of 'Nice N' Sleazy', which boasted sci fi synth touches underneath the band's trademark guitars, it eschewed singles. The cover of Dionne Warwick's 'Walk on By' also rejected the punk ideology of short blasts of music with it's elongated organ solo.
The band's date include a shows at Leeds' O2 Academy on Friday 25th March, Full dates below.
UK tour dates below
Perth - Perth Theatre, Thursday 3rd March
Inverness - The Ironworks, Friday 4th March
Glasgow - 02 Academy, Saturday 5th March
Nottingham - Rock City, Monday 7th March
Liverpool - 02 Academy, Tuesday 8th March
Newcastle - 02 Academy, Wednesday 9th March
London - 02 Academy Brixton, Friday 11th March
Birmingham - 02 Academy, Saturday 12th March
Guildford - G Live, Monday 14th March
Reading - Hexagon, Tuesday 15th March
Sheffield - 02 Academy, Thursday 17th March
Cardiff - Cardiff University, Friday 18th March
Bristol - 02 Academy, Saturday 19th March
Salisbury - City Hall, Monday 21st March
Folkestone - Leas Cliff Halls, Tuesday 22nd March
Cambridge - Corn Exchange, Wednesday 23rd March
Leeds - 02 Academy, Friday 25th March (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
Manchester - 02 Apollo, Saturday 26th March