Hugh Cornwell

Former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell will embark on a 14-date North American tour later this month — hitting the West Coast and Midwest of the U.S., plus a lone Canadian stop in Vancouver — before venturing to South America and back to the U.K. for more concerts this spring.

Cornwell, who left the Stranglers in 1990 after 16 years, is still touring behind his 2008 album, Hooverdam, which is available as a free download on his website (right-click here to save a zip file containing the album); he also produced a film, “Blueprint,” documenting the making of the album, including a full in-studio performance (see trailer below).

Although Cornwell’s North and South American dates are billed as “full band” performances, at his U.K. concerts, he’s announced that he’ll reprise “by popular demand” something he debuted last year: front-to-back performances of Hooverdam and the Stranglers’ 1977 debut Rattus Norvegicus.

Also of note: Cornwell’s March 31 concert in San Francisco is part of that city’s In the Name of Love series, a string of concerts featuring artists who have agreed to donate a portion of those shows’ proceeds to Doctors Without Borders to help with the recovering efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

See Hugh Cornwell’s full tour dates after the jump…

Hugh Cornwell tour dates:

March 13: Club Tvornica, Zabreb, Croatia
March 24: Club Congress, Tucson, AZ, USA
March 25: The Platinum Room, Phoenix, AZ, USA
March 27: Alex’s Bar, Long Beach, CA, USA
March 28: Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA, USA
March 30: Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, USA
March 31: Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA, USA
April 2: Media Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada
April 3: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, USA
April 4: The Tractor, Seattle, WA, USA
April 6: The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
April 7: Soiled Dove Underground, Denver, CO, USA
April 8: Knickerbockers, Lincoln, NE, USA
April 9: Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO, USA
April 10: The Abbey, Chicago, IL, USA
April 29: Barranco Bar, Lima, Peru
April 30: Niceto Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 1: CB Bar, Sao Paolo, Brazil
May 7: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK*
May 8: The Caves, Edinburgh, UK*
May 14: Guild Hall, Gloucester, UK*
May 15: 53 Degrees, Preston, UK*
May 21: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK*
May 22: Komedia, Brighton, UK*
May 28: Cockpit, Leeds, UK*
May 29: The Robin, Bilston, UK*

*Performing ‘Hooverdam’ and The Stranglers’ ‘Rattus Norvegicus’

Video: Trailer for Hugh Cornwell’s film “Blueprint”

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