Update - January 20, 2019:
We can confirm that we will be performing at Royal Albert Hall with our friends The Skids & Penetration on June 21st 2019.
Following the tragic death of Pete Shelley in December we decided the concert should become a celebration of Pete’s life and musical genius.
We will be accompanied by guest vocalists, so please come join us for what will be a very special evening.
The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to present a one-off evening featuring three pioneering bands from the first generation of punk and new wave: Buzzcocks, The Skids and Penetration.
Buzzcocks, formed in Manchester in 1976, boast a catalogue of singles including Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t‘ve), What Do I Get? and Promises. The band continue to tour internationally and remain one of the most popular and name-checked bands from the era.
Dunfermline band The Skids twice hit the UK Top 20 with their albums Scared to Dance (1979) and The Absolute Game (1980). Following occasional reunions, they reformed in 2017 and celebrated the release of their fifth studio album, Burning Cities, in 2018.
The night will also see a set from Ferryhill band Penetration. Fronted by Pauline Murray, the band reached No. 22 in the album charts with debut album Moving Targets.
This sees yet more bands from one of UK music’s halcyon periods celebrate their legacy at the Hall, following on from the sell-out success of The Damned’s 40th anniversary show in 2016. Each band will be performing something special for what promises to be a unique evening in a memorable setting.
Unfortunately due to illness, Elvis Costello & The Imposters are no longer able to perform at Sounds Of The City with Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott on Friday 6th July.
However we are very pleased to announce that the legendary Buzzcocks will now join Paul & Jacqui on the line up as a replacement. We are really looking forward to a great show at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester this weekend.