Hugh Cornwell Plays Stranglers and Solo Set at Mercury Lounge on October 26th ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hugh Cornwell Plays Stranglers and Solo Set at Mercury Lounge on October 26th

DOWNLOAD: Hugh Cornwell - Hooverdam (Full Disc)

Hooverdam is a cousin to Lou Reed's storming 1988 LP, New York. A very coherent album with a timeless quality” – Record Collector.

Hugh Cornwell_006Former 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.

The show at Mercury Lounge starts at 6:30PM and tickets are $15. "This is a 2 part show – part 1 is The Stranglers Greatest Hits mixed with Hugh Cornwell’s solo material and after intermission part 2 is The STRANGLERS’ classic album Rattus Norvegicus IV, performed in its entirety." - from the Mercury Lounge website

Cornwell is 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. The release is also available (through Hugh's webstore) as a triple-sleeved digipak, featuring both the CD and a live studio performance DVD in one exclusive package, as well as being available on vinyl.

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.


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

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