Arts & Culture
Hugh Cornwell announces May 2023 UK Tour Dates

By Tyler Ody

HUGH CORNWELL comes to BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 2 on Friday 5th May and SHEFFIELD – O2 Acaemy on Sunday 7th2023!

Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl, Always The Sun, Peaches, No More Heroes, Nice & Sleazy…Sound familiar ? All big hits, all great songs, all written and sung by Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers. Expect an opening set of prime solo songs, including picks from Hugh’s hit new album Moments of Madness, followed by a storming set of Stranglers classics, sung and played by the man himself.

As leader of The Stranglers, Hugh was the main songwriter of all the band’s most memorable songs across ten stellar albums. Their 1977 debut Rattus Norvegicus – featuring seminal songs Peaches, (Get A) Grip, (On Yourself), and more – follow up albums No More Heroes, Black and White, The Raven and The Gospel According To The Men In Black - which Hugh cites as his favourite Stranglers album – consolidated Cornwell’s stature as a unique songwriter and musician. His lyrics to Golden Brown, from the La Folie album, and their multiple meanings, is a song writing masterclass with the song reaching number 2 in the UK singles charts. After releasing his final album 10 with the band Hugh embarked on a solo career. 

Fast forward to 2022 and Hugh’s latest album ‘Moments of Madness’ is an album of acute, pithy, and witty observations which has received widespread critical acclaim.

“Cornwell’s still doing things his way and often with striking results” 4/4-star review - MOJO


“Thunderously tribal garage rock…the ex- Strangler not yet gone soft” – UNCUT


“The one constant with Hugh Cornwell album’s is that they’re never dull” – CLASSIC ROCK


“A late flowering classic from a man that has always known how to write a good tune” – LOUDER THAN WAR

Tickets for the Hugh Cornwell – May 2023 UK Shows are available from:

Friday 5 May                   BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute

Sunday 7 May                 SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy

Please note – Hugh Cornwell performs 2 sets, there is no support on these shows.

Tickets - £27.50 advance.

Doors – 7.00pm / On-Stage – 8.00pm

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