Super Rare The Stranglers “Punk Rock Period” Promotional Concert Handbills From 1979

From a period when The Stranglers were more punk rock than new-wave rock, these forty-year old concert Japanese handbills have surfaced.

We have only one of each… 

Live in Osaka 1979 – Extremely Rare original 1979 Japanese promotional only 7″ x 5″ handbill for their show in Osaka on 14th February 1979, during their first tour of Japan. The single-sided black and white flyer shows a 4″ x 3½” image of the ‘Black & White’ album artwork with Japanese text concert details. Also includes a black and white ticket stub printed on textured paper stock for the same gig. Incredibly, the handbill and ticket are both in immaculate condition over forty years on. An amazing piece of The Stranglers’ history

Live in Osaka 1979 – Rare original 1979 Japanese promotional only 8″ x 5″ handbill for their show at the Mainichi Hall in Osaka on 14th December 1979, during their second tour of Japan. The single-sided black and white flyer shows a head and shoulders image of the band overprinted with Japanese text. Also includes a red and black printed ticket stub for the same show. This amazing handbill and ticket set are both in immaculate condition forty years on.

Live in Kyoto 1979 – Rare original 1979 Japanese promotional only 10″ x 7″ <b>handbill and picture ticket stub for
their show at Kyoto Daigaku, Seibu Koudou in Kyoto on 15th December 1979, during their second tour of Japan [they previously played at this venue in February 1979]. The single-sided black and white flyer shows four individual images of the band with their names printed underneath, showing Hugh’s full name ‘Hugh Alan Cornwell’. Also includes a small imageof ‘The Raven’ artwork plus’2nd Gig at Seibu – Just 10 Months After’ and details of the gig in Japanese/English. Also includes a picture ticket stub for the same concert which features a black & white picture of Hugh at their first gig at Seibu. This amazing handbill and ticket set are both in immaculate condition over forty years on

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Read an interview here about The Stranglers in Japan in 1979 between JJ Burnel and Mr Katoh, the bands man in Japan.

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