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4 September 2009

November 09 - two landmark albums front-to-back

Hugh Cornwell is delighted to announce a UK tour to take place in November 2009. Tickets are onsale now from SeeTickets.com and GigCartel.com. This is a full band tour featuring Caroline Campbell (bass) and Chris Bell (drums), performing, for the first time ever, the groundbreaking Stranglers' first album Rattus Norvegicus IV will be performed in it's entirety by Hugh and the band, after they blast through Hoover Dam, Hugh's critically acclaimed new album. Two masterpieces in one evening. One of our finest song-writing talents and live performers, Hugh is touring in support of his ambitious lo-fi masterpiece Hoover Dam, released by Invisible Hands Music. The album was produced by Grammy-winning indie legend Liam Watson ? best known for his work on Elephant by the White Stripes.

The whole Hoover Dam album is available to download completely FREE as high quality DRM-free MP3s from www.hughcornwell.com ? and Hugh's site is now in twelve* languages. This initiative has brought Hugh's music to a massive new audience ? a fact borne out by his barnstorming show at the Glastonbury Festival which was overflowing with people wanting to catch the performance. The CD version of Hoover Dam includes a DVD containing feature-length documentary Blueprint, and vinyl LP sales have also been very strong. Hoover Dam is also making a splash abroad, currently in the US college radio Top 200, with US concert dates throughout September, and shows in Germany, Holland, France and the Baltic states in autumn.

As the original singer, guitarist and main songwriter with The Stranglers, Hugh enjoyed massive UK and European success in the 17 year period that he was in the band. The success of Hoover Dam and this highly anticipated UK tour show that his songwriting, performance, vitality and vigour remain undimmed.

NOVEMBER 2009
Fri 13th NEWCASTLE O2 Academy Newcastle
Sat 14th GLASGOW ABC Glasgow
Fri 20th LONDON O2 Academy Islington
Sat 21st OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Fri 27th MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 1
Sat 28th BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham

Doors open 1930 for all shows

For more info contact Chris Hewlett on 020 8348 6767 or chris@chrishewlett.com

* English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin and Japanese.

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