Monday, April 5, 2010
Some cool news for Buzzcocks fans in the press release I received below. I look forward to hearing the classic reissues and seeing the punk vets on the current tour.
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 cities in the US and Canada (dates below).
Of their recent live date in San Jose CA, the San Jose Mercury News writes “Without a doubt, the best dose of punk rock I’ve seen in a long time. Pete Shelley sounded terrific and Steve Diggle, for my money, remains the genre’s finest guitar hero. Let’s hope the band makes another trip to the Bay Area soon. If they do, dear punk rock fans, don’t miss it.”
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 R.E.M., 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 through Mute Records; “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.
SOCAL BUZZCOCKS TOUR DATES
(go to pollstar.com for more in the U.S.)
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