Buzzcocks announce a massive tour of North America! The tour sees the godfathers of punk pop – Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Danny Farrant and Chris Remington – hit 22 cities in the US and Canada with more dates TBA. (dates below).
There are hardly any bands performing today that genuinely deserve the adjective ‘legendary’. Buzzcocks are one of those very few. Their achievements are staggering: one of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock superstars who have been cited as inspirational by bands as diverse as REM, Nirvana and Green Day. Eight studio albums, over twenty singles and EPs, a constellation of compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements have put Buzzcocks among the top echelons of British recording artists. A Mojo Inspiration Award in 2006 is just one of the many accolades they have received for their work.
Buzzcocks have been thrilling audiences for over thirty years. Once called ‘the Beatles of punk’, their music blends high-octane guitar, bass and drum power with heartrending personal statements of love won and lost or dismay at the modern world to create a unique catalogue of unforgettable and immortal music – music they continue to deliver to fans old and new around the world with undiminished passion and energy.
Buzzcocks recently reissued three of their classic albums; “Another Music In A Different Kitchen,” “Love Bites,” and “A Different Kind Of Tension.” Featuring the original albums from 1978/9 plus previously unreleased tracks, Peel sessions, associated singles, demos, backing tracks, live versions, and much more – the albums are an essential part of any true punk music fan’s collection.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Washington, DC Black Cat
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Thursday, May 13, 2010 New York, NY The Filmore at Irving Plaza
Friday, May 14, 2010 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Saturday, May 15, 2010 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
Monday, May 17, 2010 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Montreal, QC Le National
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Toronto, ON Opera House
Friday, May 21, 2010 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Saturday, May 22, 2010 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Sunday, May 23, 2010 Chicago, IL Double Door
Monday, May 24, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Winnepeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
Friday, May 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB New City Compound
Saturday, May 29, 2010 Calgary, AB Republik
Monday, May 31, 2010 Vancouver, BC Venue
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Friday, June 4, 2010 Oakland, CA Uptown
Saturday, June 5, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia at L.A. Live
Sunday, June 06, 2010 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Monday, June 7, 2010 San Diego, CA House of Blues
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