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RUTS DC New Single & Tour Announced!

Following hot on the heels of the band’s critically acclaimed late 2016 album Music Must Destroy, RUTS DC are gearing up to take 2017 by storm with a new single ‘Kill The Pain.’ Set for digital release March 3 via Westworld/Sosumi Recordings, it is perfect proof as to why the album was voted ‘Album Of The Year’ by Vive Le Rock Magazine.

Lifted from Music Must Destroy, the band’s first rock recordings since 1981, new single and video ‘Kill The Pain’ features backing vocals from Stiff Little Fingers frontman Jake Burns and Spear Of Destiny/Theatre Of Hate frontman Kirk Brandon. Having successfully toured together as the ever evolving Dead Men Walking acoustic tour, it was the perfect opportunity to feature the iconic frontmen on the single.

“One of the many highlights of last year was hooking up with Jake and Kirk to do some Dead Men Walking acoustic shows,” explains bassist and vocalist Segs. “Four veterans in one van, how would that go? In between singing we didn’t stop talking and laughing. It just felt right to have them sing on the single. What with The Stranglers tour coming up, 2017 looks like another exciting year for Ruts DC.”

RUTS DC will tour the UK with The Stranglers throughout March/April. Many dates are already sold out. The complete list of performances include:

3/07 – The Engine Shed, Lincoln
3/09 – Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
3/10 – The Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
3/11 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
3/13 – Rock City, Nottingham
3/14 – Hexagon, Reading
3/16 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
3/17 – O2 Academy, Leeds
3/18 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
3/20 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
3/21 – G Live, Guildford
3/23 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
3/24 – O2 Academy, Brixton
3/25 – Cammbridge Com Exchange, Cambridge
3/27 – Cardiff University Great Hall, Cardiff
3/28 – Brighton Dome, Brighton
3/30 – O2 Academy, Bristol
3/31 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
4/01 – O2 Apollo, Manchester

Music Must Destroy is available in North American now via Restricted Release/Abstract Distribution.