Former Stranglers Frontman Hugh Cornwell hits the road this October for a series of US and Canadian dates. The show features two sets - the first will feature a collection of Stranglers hits and classic solo material, with the second featuring The Stranglers seminal debut album 'Rattus Norvegicus IV' being performed in its entirety for the first time in North America. The three piece band on this tour features Hugh Cornwell on guitar/vocals, Fish on bass/vocals and Clem Burke from Blondie on drums.
Cornwell is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers - the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with ten hit albums and twenty-one top forty singles, etching himself into the UK's musical psyche with songs such as 'Peaches', 'No More Heroes', 'Golden Brown', 'Always the Sun', 'Grip', 'Nice N Sleazy', 'Duchess' and 'No Mercy', all of which will be performed on this tour.
One of the biggest hits, 'Golden Brown', saw renewed popularity when it was featured in Guy Ritchie's 2000 blockbuster, 'Snatch', and the song will once again hit audiences when it is featured on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' this month.
Cornwell has released eight solo albums, most recently the acclaimed 'Hooverdam', produced and mixed in ToeRag Studios by Liam Watson, (known for the Grammy winning White Stripes’ album 'Elephant'). 'Hooverdam' is available as a high-quality free download in twelve languages from Hugh's website at www.hughcornwell.com bringing his music free to the world's population.
The release is a triple-sleeved digipak, featuring both CD and live studio performance DVD in one exclusive package, as well as being available on vinyl. With the free download, Cornwell breaks new ground and proves once again to be a unique force in British music.
'New Songs for King Kong', a limited edition live double CD and vinyl album, recorded on the last UK tour, features both 'Hooverdam' and ‘Rattus Norvegicus IV’ in their entirety and is also available exclusively from Hugh's website and will be available to buy at the shows each night.
US TOUR DATES:
Oct 20 - El Cid - Los Angeles, CA (warmup date)
Oct 22 - Record Collector - Bordentown, NJ
Oct 23 - The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
Oct 24 - World Cafe Live Upstairs - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 26 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Oct 27 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Oct 28 - The Church - Boston, MA
Oct 29 - Lovin Cup - Rochester, NY
Oct 30 - Thunderbird Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 31 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
Nov 2 - The Abbey - Chicago, IL
Nov 3 - Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
Nov 4 - This Aint Hollywood - Hamilton, ON
Nov 5 - Zaphod Beeblebrox - Ottawa, ON