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The Sex Pistols to play one-off London gig

The Sex Pistols

Story by Jack Foley

THE Sex Pistols have announced a one-off concert in London to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their trailblazing album Never Mind The Bollocks.

Original members John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock will play Brixton Academy on November 8 – the latest in a series of reunion gigs from seminal bands from yesteryear (following recent announcements by Led Zeppelin and The Police).

The group last reformed for a world tour in 1996 and last performed together in 2003 having originally split in 1978 – just one year after Never Mind The Bollocks… Here’s The Sex Pistols caused uproar in October 1977

The album, including the hits God Save The Queen and Anarchy In The UK, was an openly confrontational record that had many listeners up in arms.

But it became one of the defining records of the punk movement and is now widely recognised as one of the most influential albums in rock history.

To mark its anniversary, the album is to be reissued and four singles – God Save The Queen, Anarchy In The UK, Pretty Vacant and Holidays In The Sun – will be re-released on vinyl.

Tickets for the concert cost £37.50 and will go on sale at 9am on Friday, September 21 – expect the rush to get them to be frenzied!

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