Legendary punk band reunite (again) for one-off London show
Hot on the heels of the Led Zeppelin reunion last week – another 70s band have declared they will reunite for a one-off London show.
The Sex Pistols comprising the original four members of the band; [b]John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook[/b] and [b]Glen Matlock[/b] have announced that will play [b]London’s Brixton Academy[/b] on November 8.
The band last reformed in 2003 for a three week tour of North America. They have not played together live since, although they did reunite in the studio earlier this year to re-record their ‘Pretty Vacant’ track for the ‘Skate’ computer game.
Prior to that the band originally reformed in 1996 for their ‘[b]Filthy Lucre[/b]’ tour which lasted six months and included shows in London, the US, and Japan.
They also appeared at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in 2002 – the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebration year with their ‘Pistols At The Palace show.
This October is the band’s [b]30th anniversary[/b] since their debut ‘Never Mind The Bollocks… Here’s The Sex Pistols’ – a reissues campaign is being launched throughout the month, with vinyl singles being re-released weekly.
Uncut’s sister title NME is to be launching a campaign to get ‘[b]God Save The Queen[/b]’ to Number one in the singles chart, after the track missed out in October 1977 when it was banned from airplay on radio and from sale by some record shops.
Tickets are priced £37.50 for the Sex Pistols comeback show, and go onsale from this Friday, September 21 at 9am.