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Californian wacko punks the DICKIES are playing their last shows in the UK
in August. Check em out at Rebellion festival Aug 8-10th, Blackpool and
London ULU Aug 7th.
THE SEX PISTOLS have added a show at Birmingham Academy on June 11th as part of their Combine Harvester tour! These are in addition to their shows at the Isle of Wight festival and Irish and European festival dates. A live DVD/documentary of last year’s Brixton shows (filmed by Julien Temple) will be released in June.
Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook has a new band called MAN RAZE. They are a straightforward rock band, featuring reggae touches similar to the Police. It also feature Phil Collen from Def Leppard! Their debut album is out June 2nd. Still no news on that elusive Professionals reformation though.
More fantastic bands have been confirmed to play the Hard Rocking Calling festival in Hyde Park on 28th and 29th June.
On Sunday 29th June, joining headliners THE POLICE will be THE STRANGLERS, CARBON SILICON and THE FLYING PADOVANIS.
Keep an eye on the VLP news for any more VLP-friendly bands announced.
New wave heroes THE B-52’S have announced some UK dates for the summer.
21 Glasgow Academy
22 Manchester University
23 Birmingham Academy
24 London Camden Roundhouse
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the ACADEMY IN THE UK VIVE LE PUNK TOUR 2008 will just be held in Birmingham this year on bank holiday May 4th. All tickets for Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle and London should be returned to their point of purchase for a refund. Academy in the UK apologises for any inconvenience and hopes to see you at Birmingham!
Vive Le Punk can exclusively reveal that THE SPECIALS will reform for shows later this year. Mainman Jerry Dammers has finally agreed to bury the hatchet and Terry Hall seems to be on board too. More news when we get it!
Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer documentary director Julien Temple is currently making a film on the story of Canvey Island pub rock kings, DR FEELGOOD.
All past members are involved and it will include a ton of archive footage on the ‘Milk and Alcohol’ legends’ rise to the top in the late ’70s.
Expect a release at the end of 2008/ early 2009.