The Stranglers chat to TotalNtertainment.

2021 has been a rollercoaster of a year for one of the great British bands, The Stranglers. Having released their brand-new album, Dark Matters, back in September 2021, the album was the last to feature their much-missed keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who tragically passed away a year ago from Covid-19.

The album featured a massive contribution from Dave before his passing, with JJ Burnel explaining “We had already recorded most of the album with him and during the lockdowns, our only wish was to complete it as a fitting tribute to his life and work. I consider this to be one of our finest recordings.”

Sitting in a back catalogue that stretches back to 1974 and includes 24 Top 40 singles and 18 Top 40 albums in a career spanning six different decades, the album has won rave reviews from media and fans alike and sees the band at the top of their game as they head into their final ever UK tour in 2022.

The UK leg of the tour kicks off on January 25th in Lincoln taking in most UK towns and cities before finishing in Cambridge on February 26th.

Ahead of the tour, TotalNtertainment spoke to Baz from the band about the album, the passing of Dave Greenfield, the future of the band following the completion of the tour and how they want fans to remember the band. Check out the video interview below.

For more information on The Stranglers visit their Official Website

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