British rock band and 80s favorites the Stranglers has announced plans to perform in Israel on Nov. 17. Heading off a possible nationwide panic that the concert might be sold out, producers have assured the media that additional performances are an option.
The Stranglers were formed in 1974 when drummer Jet Black (or Brian Duffy, as his parents know him) teamed up with bass player/vocalist Jean-Jacques Burnel, guitarist/vocalist Hugh Cornwell and keyboardist dave Greenfield, who replaced their original keyboardist/guitarist Hans Wärmling. Initially, the band focused on punk rock with psychedelic undertones, but they hit it big when they switched to a post-punk, new wave sound in the late 80s, coupled with more melodic rock.
The band's greatest hit to date is the catchy "Always the Sun." Despite Corwell leaving the band in 1990, the Stranglers continued to work together, putting out their last album in 2012.