The US rockabilly legends THE STRAY CATS are bowing out with a huge European tour. They’re starting in Spain in August before heading to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Belgium before hitting the UK on 10th September. The UK dates are as follows:
10 – London Brixton Academy
11 – Manchester Academy
12 – Glasgow Academy
14 – Dublin Vicar Street
THE SEX PISTOLS and THE POLICE are headlining Saturday 14th June and Sunday 15th respectively of the ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL. Unfortunately Friday 13th’s headliner is Kaiser Chiefs, certainly unlucky for Vive Le Punk readers.
IGGY AND THE STOOGES will also play on the Saturday.
The Killing Joke original line-up has reunited for the first time in almost twenty years for a world tour and will hit the UK in October 2nd and 3rd for two shows at London’s Kentish Town Forum. On the first night they will play their first two albums (1980’s self-titled album and 1981’s ‘What’s This… For!’) and on the second night they will play 1994’s ‘Pandemonium’ album and the Island Records singles from 1979-80.