A stalwart of the punk scene of nearly 50 years is gearing up to rock Worcester.

Ruts DC are set to perform in the city on another stop on their ELECTRacoustic live tour.

Since their formation five decades ago, the band has been credited with pushing the boundaries of the genre by fusing poetic fury with lively rhythms.

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The band's bassist and vocalist, John 'Segs' Jennings said: "Counterculture? For us, it never went away.

"We’ve always been on the outside and still are.

"It’s ok to be a freak.

"That’s why The Ruts started in the first place.

"If it’s still inside you, it’s time to light that flame again.

"Get to know what you don’t know.

"Come and borrow my lighter."

The band has strived to challenge the notion that punk lacks complexity and creativity, and are renowned for producing "graceful rage" rather than a "two-chord thrash with shouting over the top".

The band's new album, 'Counterculture?', is set for release on Monday, November 11 via their own record label, Sosumi Recordings.

Following the initial fans only release in 2022, an official red vinyl release followed in April 2023 via Sosumi Recordings/Code7 distribution.

Alongside this, ElectrAcoustic volume 2 is now available in their shop.

After two appearances at Rebellion Festival 23, European Dates and UK tour have been announced.

Tickets for the gig, at The Marrs Bar on Friday, July 26, are priced at £20 in advance.