Heroes of punk rock The Stranglers coming to Assembly

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WHAT IS IT? Veteran punk rock act The Stranglers take to the stage to reproduce the highlights of their 35 year career.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?

The Assembly, Leamington, on Monday March 19.

WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT IT?

Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning five decades, the Stranglers are the longest-surviving and most “continuously successful” band to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s. They had major mainstream success with their singles Golden Brown, No More Heroes, Peaches, Always the Sun and Skin Deep.

Summing up their contribution to popular music, critic Dave Thompson wrote: “From bad-mannered yobs to purveyors of supreme pop delicacies, the group was responsible for music that may have been ugly and might have been crude – but it was never, ever boring.”

AND WHAT DO THE CRITICS SAY?

Reviews of the latest tour have been very positive.

“The music hasn’t dated; it’s still the fine blend of brilliant catchy guitars and swirling texture from keyboards - rock critic Peter Noble.

“The vim and vigour of The Stranglers live set explodes any thoughts that age may have taken its toll. You would struggle to find a more enthusiastic crowd anywhere on a given night” - artrocker.tv

HOW TO SEE IT

Tickets can be ordered from www.leamingtonassembly.com.