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Gigs & Tours round-up: The Stranglers, Low, Slint

By | Published on Thursday 3 October 2013


Golden (brown) rock elders The Stranglers are marking their 40th year as a band with a ‘Ruby Anniversary’ tour that’ll take them first to Inverness’ Ironworks on 27 Feb 2014, and last to the Manchester Academy on 29 Mar. Head Strangler JJ Burley ceremoniously says: “On this, the occasion of our Ruby anniversary, I would like to take this opportunity to stick my fingers up to everyone who wrote us off and dismissed us. However I would like to thank those who saw beyond the words of the critics and drew their own conclusions. He who laughs last laughs longest and loudest. Next year we will make a lot of noise with our friends”.

Yeah, go away. Wait, come back for a bit, because US musos Low have also confirmed some significant shows. In Low’s case, the dates celebrate the release of their tenth LP, ‘The Invisible Way’, earlier this year, and will fall between 14 Nov at Cambridge’s The Junction and 21 Nov at Norwich Arts Centre, the day prior to the band’s appearance at ATP’s End Of An Era festival. Locate info on Low’s forthcoming shows via Facebook.

Third and finally, long-dormant post rock clan Slint have committed to a pair of shows coinciding with their headline slot at ATP’s very same End Of An Era. They’ll play the Manchester Albert Hall on 28 Nov, and London’s Forum on 3 Dec. So happy Slint-mas to all, and to all a good night. And an info page.