Ashdown on Stage with JJ Burnel and The Stranglers...
In recent years the month of March has become synonymous with The Stranglers live and 2016 will be no different when the punk-era iconoclasts once again take to the road, this time with the Black and White Tour. For the first time ever The Stranglers will play live, in its entirety, their starkly thrilling and ground-breaking album, Black and White, almost 40 years after its 1978 release.
Thrusting a lance into the future, Black and White was, and continues to be, one of the most influential albums of the late 1970s, reaching number 2 in the UK album chart, marking the dawn of a new era and inspiring a whole new roster of post-punk bands.Rock music has rarely sounded so urgent and perfect. The track list includes such gems as Tank, Toiler on the Sea, Nice n Sleazy and their superlative cover version of the Bacharach and David classic Walk On By, which in 2014 was voted number 3 in the BBC Music Top 50 greatest cover versions.
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting, credible and influential British bands, The Stranglers continue to enthral fans, old and new, with their record-breaking, sell-out shows 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.
Long standing signature Ashdown artist, Jean-Jacques ‘JJ’ Burnel will return to the stage for the Black and White tour armed with none other than amplification by Ashdown Engineering. JJ’s signature Ashdown JJ-500 head has been his weapon of choice for over a decade, providing a versatile sound with a thrilling dynamic range and an ultra-clean, fast response. Also on stage with JJ are four custom covered white ABM cabs, two 4 x 10s and two 1 x 15s.
In addition to the complete live performance of White and Black, the Stranglers will play a further selection of favourites, old and new, from their extensive and memorable catalogue.
MARCH 2016 UK TOUR DATES:
- Thursday 3rd - Perth Concert Hall
- Friday 4th - Inverness Ironworks
- Saturday 5th - Glasgow O2 Academy
- Monday 7th - Nottingham Rock City
- Tuesday 8th - Liverpool O2 Academy 1
- Wednesday 9th - Newcastle O2 Academy
- Friday 11th - London Brixton O2 Academy
- Saturday - 12th Birmingham O2 Academy 1
- Monday - 14th Guildford G Live
- Tuesday 15th - Reading The Hexagon
- Thursday - 17th Sheffield O2 Academy
- Friday 18th - Cardiff University Great Hall
- Saturday 19th - Bristol O2 Academy
- Monday 21st - Salisbury City Hall
- Tuesday 22nd - Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
- Wednesday 23rd - Cambridge Corn Exchange
- Friday 25th - Leeds O2 Academy
- Saturday 26th - Manchester O2 Apollo
Tickets on sale and available from www.gigsandtours.com