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The Stranglers Announce New Album 'Dark Matters', Post First Single And If You Should See Dave…

Wednesday, 05 May 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

The Stranglers have announced their 18th album.

'Dark Matters' will arrive on September 10 via the band's own Coursegood imprint, via Absolute, marking their first full-length in nine years.

Alongside the news, the legendary punks have dropped the record's first single, And If You Should See Dave…, a touching yet bright, strummed guitar-led tribute to their late keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who passed away from COVID-19 in 2020. Bassist JJ Burnel said:

"A year ago, on May 3rd my great friend and colleague of 45 years, Dave Greenfield, passed away, another victim of the pandemic.

"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."

Greenfield appears on eight of the LP's 11 tracks, with Burnel and bandmate Baz Warne completing the release remotely during the coronavirus enforced lockdowns. It was produced by longtime collaborator Louie Nicastro.

The Stranglers will embark on their Final Full UK Tour, originally scheduled for autumn 2020, in January and February 2022. Original tickets are valid, with the remainder on sale now.

'Dark Matters' tracklist:

1. Water
2. This Song
3. And If You Should See Dave…
4. If Something’s Gonna Kill Me (It Might As Well Be Love)
5. No Man’s Land
6. The Lines
7. Payday
8. Down
9. The Last Men On The Moon
10. White Stallion
11. Breathe

The Stranglers Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue January 25 2022 - LINCOLN Engine Shed
Thu January 27 2022 - ABERDEEN Music Hall
Fri January 28 2022 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat January 29 2022 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Mon January 31 2022 - STOKE Victoria Hall
Tue February 01 2022 - NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
Thu February 03 2022 - GUILDFORD G Live
Fri February 04 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat February 05 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon February 07 2022 - WARRINGTON Parr Hall
Tue February 08 2022 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu February 10 2022 - CARDIFF Great Hall - Cardiff Uni
Fri February 11 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Sat February 12 2022 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Mon February 14 2022 - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Tue February 15 2022 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Thu February 17 2022 - BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Fri February 18 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Newcastle City Hall
Sat February 19 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon February 21 2022 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Tue February 22 2022 - READING Reading Hexagon
Thu February 24 2022 - SHEFFIELD Sheffield City Hall
Fri February 25 2022 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sat February 26 2022 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

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