On Wednesday 1 April at London's Shepherds Bush Empire, Vive Le Rock will be presenting BRIAN JAMES with the Pioneer Award, recognising his services to music, including writing and playing on the first British punk single and album, THE DAMNED's 'New Rose' and Damned Damned Damned.
Brian will also be performing with a very special line-up of THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH, featuring Michael Monroe in place of the departed Stiv Bators. Other guests performing on the night include THE ONLY ONES, NEVILLE STAPLE, ARTHUR BROWN and JIM JONES, with our amazing mystery headliner still to be announced!
Before then, though, Brian will be undertaking a trio of non-musical appearances in support of John Wombat's recently published biography of the man...
This Saturday 29 February, Brian will be in conversation with John at Rough Trade in Nottingham. Tickets are on sale here.
On Monday 2 March, Brian will be the guest of the Rock'n'Roll Book Club at The Dublin Castle, Camden Town - tickets.
Then on Thursday 12 March, Brian will be in conversation at Waterstone's in Brighton - tickets.
Tickets for the Vive Le Rock Awards, including exclusive VIP packages, are available here.
Pic by Barry Pitman