Sex Pistols Rev Up for North American Tour
Let's put it this way, hardcore punk music, or any punk music for that matter, would not exist if not for the radical movement kicked off by the Sex Pistols in the mid ‘70s. As quickly as they rose, they crashed and burned becoming victim to the rock' n' roll clichés that they spoke out against such as selfishness and large drug use.
The Sex Pistols not only pioneered a genre of music, but they began a wave of sound in which political views are the staple with their 1977 album Never Mind the Bolloks, which became one of the most influential records of the 20th century. Artists ranging from Tupac Shakur to The Cranberries are prime examples of the broad impact the Pistols have had over the immense landscape of musical history.
The band has reunited before with huge success coming from their 1996 Filthy Lucre tour. This year's tour begins on Aug 20 at the Fleet Center in Boston and includes 12 shows before it concludes on Sept 7 in San Diego, CA. Rumors have it that with all the poppy punk out nowadays, such as Avril Lavigne and Sum 41, the Pistols want to come to North America and show the people what true punk really is.
Sex Pistols North American Tour Dates:
Aug 20, Boston MA, FleetBoston Pavilion
Aug 21, Wantagh NY, Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach
Aug 23, Atlantic City NJ, Trump Marina/Grand Canyon Ballroom
Aug 24, Washington D.C., 9:30 Club
Aug 25, Toronto ONT , Molson Ampitheatre
Aug 27, Cleveland OH, The Scene Pavilion
Aug 28, Detroit MI , Cobo Arena
Aug 29, Chicago IL, Aragon Ballroom
Aug 31, Englewood CO, Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre
Sept 3, San Francisco CA, Warfield Theater
Sept 5, Las Vegas NV, The Joint
Sept 6, Los Angeles CA, Greek Theater
Sept 7, San Diego CA, San Diego Street Scene
- John Sullivan
July 22, 2003
but they're not coming to where i'm at