The Stranglers re-arrange dates at Nottingham Rock City and Lincoln Engine Shed to 2022
Legendary punk rockers The Stranglers have been forced to re-arrange their upcoming tour for a second time thanks to coronavirus.
The tour was initially planned for autumn 2020 before moving to spring this year. They will now open the tour at Lincoln’s Engine Shed on January 25 next year, before performing at Nottingham’s Rock City on February 8.
In a statement, the band said: “We are, once again, incredibly saddened to confirm that we have had no alternative but to reschedule the planned 2021 spring tour.
“This decision has not been taken lightly, especially as the tour has already been moved back, but the ongoing issues surrounding the covid pandemic are continuing to play havoc with live music.
“Due to the uncertainty around the tightening of lockdown regulations in the UK and the roll-out of the vaccinations over the coming months, it was decided that the tour should be postponed.
"It has been an immense challenge to move the tour again but ultimately we are determined to make it happen as planned from the outset.
"After almost a year of inactivity on the road, the band are all chomping at the bit to get back to playing live but their safety, as well as that of the crew and fans, is of paramount importance.
"We hope you understand that we have been left with no other choice and, believe us, we share your disappointment."
The tour is dedicated to the band’s keyboardist Dave Greenfield, who died last year and will end with a gig in his adopted hometown of Cambridge.
All purchased tickets remain valid for the new dates.