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Stray Cats Plan New LP And Summer UK Dates For 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Stray Cats have announced three dates in the UK as part of their 40th anniversary tour.

After reuniting last year for a handful of US shows, singer and guitarist Brian Setzer, bassist Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom have confirmed they'll stop over in Birmingham, Manchester and London as part of their celebrations this summer. Incidentally, the UK was where they scored their first Top 40 hits years before breaking through in America.

The rockabilly revivalists are also planning to release a new LP alongside the tour, their first studio record since 1993's 'Original Cool'. The 12-track album is called '40', was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Peter Collins and engineer Vance Powell, and will arrive this spring, though an exact date has not yet been confirmed. Setzer said:

"Forty years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed, and most folks had never heard of, this Rockabilly music. Forty years later we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly. It makes the world go around."

Phantom added:

“Making a new Stray Cats album for 2019 in Nashville seems like the exact right thing, right time, right place, and right band for the gig!  We have an album’s worth of new songs that are classic rockabilly while keeping the music and style current and fresh, like always. In other words...A Stray Cats album."

Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale at 9am on February 1, priced from £37.50 plus booking fees.

Stray Cats Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun June 23 2019 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue June 25 2019 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Wed June 26 2019 - LONDON Eventim Apollo

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