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UK hellraisers The Stranglers are returning to New Zealand next year February for a trio of electrifying concerts. They will be performing in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland with Aussie-based, Kiwi legends Mi-Sex in tow.
Get ready to sing-along to The Strangler's favourites like 'Golden Brown', 'Peaches', 'No More Heroes' and 'Skin Deep' to name a few. Mi-Sex will also play their 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'—all within an astonishing 13 months period, 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 four decades. Throughout their lengthy career, the band have achieved 24 top 40 singles and 18 top 40 albums. 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.
Meanwhile, special guests Mi-Sex dropped the multi-platinum and award-winning debut LP, 'Graffiti Crimes' here in 1979. It was 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 the album, 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).