Ruby Anniversary Tour, 1974-2014
O2 Academy, Leeds
At the start of the tour, JJ Burnel had sounded the battle cry over on the official Stranglers website:
Nine Below Zero were there as the opening act and they had everything turned up to 11(+11) too.
Saltburn; this time, the blues was put on ice as the rock side of things was allowed to flex its unfettered muscles.
Half an hour later, The Stranglers burst onto the stage.
Two of the original Stranglers - JJ Burnel (bass and vocals) and Dave Greenfield (keyboards) - were present, but drummer Jet Black was unwell and handed the sticks to Jim McCauley for the evening (not for the first time on this tour; indeed, Jet's performances have been few and far between). Former front man Hugh Cornwell, of course, left the group in 1990; Baz Warne now plays guitar and shares the vocals with JJ Burnel.
Here's a few more images with which to finish.