UK hellraisers The Stranglers return to New Zealand in February 2020, for concerts in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Joining the tour is Aussie-based, Kiwi legends Mi-Sex for what promises to be three electrifying New Zealand concerts.
Get ready for The Strangler’s favourites like ‘Golden Brown’, ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘Get A Grip On Yourself’ and ‘Skin Deep’, through to Mi-Sex hits like ‘People’, ‘Computer Games’, ‘Blue Day’, and ‘But You Don’t Care’.
Formed in 1974 in Guildford, England, The Stranglers’ no bullsh*t attitude saw them embraced by the punk movement of the late '70s. They released their first three albums - Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black And White - within an astonishing 13 months of each other, gaining hit singles like ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Walk On By’.
More success was to follow with the likes of ‘Always The Sun’, ‘Strange Little Girl’ and the mercurial ‘Golden Brown’, amongst many others. Their eloquent and extensive catalogue now spans well over forty years. The Stranglers have achieved 24 top 40 singles and 18 top 40 albums throughout their lengthy career.
With a highly original sound, combining a brilliant melodic touch with a genuine dark aggression and effortless cool, The Stranglers are now recognised as one of the most credible and influential bands to have emerged from the punk era.
Downunder in 1979, Mi-Sex dropped the multi-platinum and award-winning debut LP, Graffiti Crimes - a collision of punk rock, new wave and dance to the top of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Austria, and South Africa.
Reformed and reimagined to honour the 40th Anniversary of Graffiti Crimes, Mi-Sex features founding members Don Martin (bass) and Murray Burns (keys & synth), with Steve Balbi (vocals), James Van Cooper (guitar), and Jordan McDonald (drums).