Punk legends the Stranglers come to Cambridge
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The trademark sound of psychedelic keyboards, growling vocals and hard edged bass comes to the Cambridge Corn Exchange in the shape of punk legends the Stranglers who last year celebrated 40 years in the music industry.
Scoring 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most continuously successful bands to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s.
Formed in 1974 as The Guildford Stranglers, the band were initially based in The Jackpot, an off-licence run by their drummer Jet Black.
Quickly developing a pub-rock following they were swooped into the punk movement opening for both Patti Smith and The Ramones on their British tours.
Releasing their first three albums – Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black And White – within 13 months of each other and scoring hit singles with the likes of Peaches, Something Better Change and No More Heroes, the band quickly trademarked their sound.
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Following a sell-out Ruby Anniversary Tour in 2014 they released a box set featuring everything from 1977 through to the last studio album Giants in 2012.
This was followed by a European Tour and summer festival appearances on the main stages of V Festival, T in The Park and Electric Picnic this summer.
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This year the Stranglers head out on their March On tour of the UK where they continue to deliver an impressive live show.
The set will include classic tracks such as Peaches, No More Heroes, 5 Minutes, Duchess, Something Better Change, Always The Sun and Golden Brown alongside some lesser performed numbers from their extensive catalogue.
They play on Friday March 20. Tickets cost £25.50 which includes a booking fee of £2.50.