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12 January 2010

Punk / New Wave legend plays two landmark albums front-to-back

Hugh Cornwell is delighted to announce a UK tour to take place in May 2010. 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 the groundbreaking Stranglers' first album Rattus Norvegicus IV in it's entirety, 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 2009, which was overflowing, and sell-out gigs on his last tour. 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 ? Hugh also performs in Croatia, across the US, and has further shows in Canada, Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

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.

MAY 2010
Fri 7th ABERDEEN Lemon Tree 01224 641 122/boxofficeaberdeen.com
Sat 8th EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms 0871 230 1101/seetickets.com
Fri 14th GLOUCESTER Guild Hall 01452 503 050/gloucester.gov.uk
Sat 15th PRESTON 53 Degrees 0871 230 1101/seetickets.com
Fri 21st NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms 0871 230 1101/seetickets.com
Sat 22nd BRIGHTON Komedia 0845 293 8480/komedia.co.uk
Fri 28th LEEDS Cockpit 0871 230 1101/seetickets.com
Sat 29th BILSTON The Robin 0871 230 1101/seetickets.com

Show: 1930 for all dates; tickets ?15 [excl. booking fee]

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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