One of the great British bands, The Stranglers, have released their brand new album Dark Matters. Their first single, And If You Should See Dave…is an honest tribute to their much missed keyboard player Dave Greenfield who tragically passed away a year ago from Covid-19 and who features on many of the tracks recorded for the album.

“A year ago, on May 3rd, my great friend and colleague of 45 years, Dave Greenfield, passed away, another victim of the pandemic” said JJ Burnel. “We had already recorded most of the album with him and during the lockdowns our only wish was to complete it as a fitting tribute to his life and work. I consider this to be one of our finest recordings.”

Surviving Stranglers band members, JJ Burnel and Baz Warne completed Dark Matters remotely during lockdowns, making it their first album since 2012. Greenfield himself features on eight of the eleven tracks, which were made over the course of two years at the band’s studios in the rural idylls of Somerset, and in Southern France, produced by long time collaborator Louie Nicastro.

A key member of The Stranglers for 45 years, Dave was a highly acclaimed keyboardist whose unique approach and instantly identifiable playing style massively contributed to the group’s inimitable sound. His contributions set the band apart from their peers and his skills are imprinted across Dark Matters.

The Stranglers announced their full final tour of the UK and Europe and have decided to proceed with the tour in Dave’s memory.

TOUR DATES 2022

January

Date Venue
Tue 25th Engine Shed Lincoln
Thu 27th Music Hall Aberdeen
Fri 28th O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat 29th O2 Academy Glasgow
Mon 31st Victoria Hall Stoke

February

Date Venue
Tue 1st UEA Nick Ryans Norwich
Thu 3rd G Live Guildford
Fri 4th O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 5th O2 Academy Brixton
Mon 7th Parr Hall Warrington
Tue 8th Rock City Nottingham
Thu 10th Uni Great Hall Cardiff
Fri 11th O2 Apollo Manchester
Sat 12th O2 Academy Leeds
Mon 14th Guildhall Portsmouth
Tue 15th Cliffs Pavilion Southend
Thu 17th Dome Brighton
Fri 18th O2 City Hall Newcastle
Sat 19th O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon 21st O2 Academy Bristol
Tue 22nd Hexagon Reading
Thu 24th City Hall Sheffield
Fri 25th De Montfort Hall Leicester
Sat 26th Corn Exchange Cambridge

Tickets are now on sale

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Tickets purchased for the original tour remain valid for the new dates