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BUZZCOCKS, THE PROFESSIONALS (ex SEX PISTOLS), THE VAPORS (all on full / extended live sets)

Sunday 6th May 2018
Show: 6:00 PM Doors: 6:00 PM

Please Note: 14+ Doors at 6pm

The LCR | The LCR, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

 

BUZZCOCKS, THE PROFESSIONALS (ex SEX PISTOLS), THE VAPORS

(all on full / extended live sets)
 
The LCR
Sunday 6th May 2018
Tickets £28.00 Adv. STBF
Doors 6:00pm, curfew 10:30pm
Over 14's Only

 

BUZZCOCKS, one of the most important and influential bands ever, to headline a special lineup at the UEA LCR, as part of the Punk festivities on the May Bank Holidays.

Pete Shelley (vocals/guitars), Steve Diggle (vocals/guitars), Chris Remington (bass) and Danny Farrant (drums) 

Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto formed Buzzcocks in Bolton in February 1976. The band, completed by the addition of Steve Diggle and John Maher, opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester on July 20th, a follow up to the now (in)famous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig which Devoto and Shelley had organised the month before. Gigs in Manchester and London followed, and by the end of 1976, Buzzcocks became one of the first groups to form their own independent record label - New Hormones - on which they released the now-legendary and seminal ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP. The following year saw the departure of Devoto and the recruitment of bassist Steve Garvey. In August 1977, the band signed a recording contract with United Artists Records and released the landmark ‘Orgasm Addict’ single. This was swiftly followed by ‘What Do I Get?’, the band’s first entry into the UK top 40 singles chart and the first of a string of chart singles. Over the next three years, 

Buzzcocks toured extensively and released a trilogy of outstanding albums: Another Music in a Different KitchenLove Bites and A Different Kind of Tension, as well as the hugely influential and popular Singles Going Steady compilation. In 1981, the band went their separate ways to undertake new projects. 1989 saw the reconvened Shelley/Diggle/Garvey/Maher line-up tour the world again by popular demand. Since then, the Shelley/Diggle partnership has been the core of sustained and successful activity without pause, punctuating the years of high profile gigging to date with six successful and well-received studio albums, culminating in 2015's The Way. Few have had the longevity and sustained creative energy to produce the seemingly endless stream of truly original and fantastic pop songs that Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle have consistently delivered over the last four decades. Original and best.

 

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 REM, 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 have forged a unique relationship with their public and are deeply loved and revered by a global audience. They are simultaneously true to their original ideals and open to new ideas – a happy result of their own uncompromising and individual standing.

Over the years, generations of musicians have tried the Buzzcocks methodology and have made their own variations of it. Most are generous in their thanks to the band that started it all. Those impressed by the recent waves of 'punk' bands would do well to spend an afternoon with Buzzcocks' seminal pop treasure Singles Going Steady, consistently the band’s biggest seller and a masterclass in genre-busting songcraft. This compilation of their first UK Top 40 hits is a classic album in every sense, an astounding collection of stunning moments such as ‘Orgasm Addict’, ‘What Do I Get?’ the anthemic ‘Harmony In My Head’ and, of course, the song that has become their calling card: ‘Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn’t’ve Fallen In Love With?)’. These songs have been covered by dozens of groups in many styles, a testament to the originals' strengths not as slices of punk rock history but as examples of songwriting craft. 

Buzzcocks are the true godfathers of punk-pop, having laid down that infinitely superior archetype. They are also a band with a past, present, and future. It is a history the group's members could never have imagined back in the hot punk rock summer of '76. Says Pete Shelley: "Looking back on it now, what's going on is like echoes of the Big Bang. You look around you in society and the culture; so many things would not have been the same if there never was punk rock. It's strange; it's like a science fiction novel. But to us at the time, it just sprung naturally."

They're still doing it, better than anyone. Sometimes the archetype is clearly the best. Buzzcocks – no. 1 in people’s hearts. Icons, superstars, legends.

 Official website
http://www.buzzcocks.com
 
facebook
@buzzcocksofficial
 
Twitter
@Buzzcocks

 

THE PROFESSIONALS

 

THE PROFESSIONALS (ex SEX PISTOLS) WILL BE JOINING THE LINEUP ON A SPECIAL FULL / EXTENDED LIVE SET JUST FOR NORWICH

 

“WHAT IN THE WORLD” HAS JUST BEEN VOTED ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN VIVE LE ROCK. DON’T MISS THESE GUYS

 

Formed by Paul Cook and Steve Jones, The Professionals arrived on the scene in 1979 following the demise of the Sex Pistols, but split just 3 years later. 

 

In celebration of the release of a three-disc set by the Universal Music Group, The Professionals reformed in October 2015 (minus Steve Jones and with the addition of Tom Spencer) for a critically acclaimed, sold out 100 Club show. 

 

Fast-forward to 2017 and the new band spearheaded by Paul Cook, Paul Myers and Tom Spencer are set to release the first material under the Professionals name in 35 years with the full blessing of founding member Steve Jones.  

 

We’re in the process of finishing a very special album and we’ll be starting a preorder campaign through Pledgemusic at the end of the month so you can follow the journey as we build up to the official release later in the year. 

 

So far the album already features a handful of special guests, all lending their distinctive sounds including Marco Pirroni (Adam and The Ants), Billy Duffy (The Cult) and of course, Steve Jones. More guests to be confirmed as we get nearer to the release date.

 

We hope you’ll join us on this next exciting chapter of the band.

 

Paul Cook, Paul Myers & Tom Spencer…

 

 

facebook

@theprofessionalsband

 
Twitter

@OfficialPros

 

Instagram

theprofessionalsband

 

THE VAPORS

THE VAPORS WILL ALSO BE JOINING THE LINEUP ON A SPECIAL FULL / EXTENDED LIVE SET JUST FOR NORWICH

 

 

The Vapors - UK New Wave band formed in 1979.

 

Originally co-managed by Paul Weller's Father John and The Jam Bass player Bruce Foxton. 

 

They were discovered by Foxton whilst playing in a pub in Guildford and invited to tour with Paul Weller and The Jam on the Setting Sons tour. The band hit the big time in 1980 when 'Turning Japanese' reached number 3 in the UK charts and also hit Number 1 in Australia, Canada and Billboard Top 40 in the USA. The song was used in hit films such as '16 Candles, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion  and Charlies Angels' as well as featuring in TV shows such as Malcolm in the Middle and regularly features on Punk and New Wave compilation albums and advertising campaigns. The song became a firm favourite with esteemed artists such as Alice Cooper and Dave Grohl. After a number of other single releases including 'News at Ten and Jimmie Jones' and  2 critically acclaimed albums 'New Clear Days' and 'Magnets' the band parted company. Guitarist Ed Bazalgette went on to become a successful BBC TV director with recent credits including ‘Poldark’ and ‘Dr Who’ whilst lead singer Dave Fenton became a Music Lawyer.

After reforming in 2016 for the successful ‘Waiting For the Weekend’ mini tour the band are back out in 2017/18 with a number of shows and festivals in the UK.

 

facebook

@thevaposofficial

 
Twitter

@Vaporsofficial

 

Instagram

Vaporsofficial

 

 

BUZZCOCKS, THE PROFESSIONALS (ex SEX PISTOLS), THE VAPORS (all on full / extended live sets), Sunday 6th May 2018

 

BUZZCOCKS, THE PROFESSIONALS (ex SEX PISTOLS), THE VAPORS

(all on full / extended live sets)
 
The LCR
Sunday 6th May 2018
Tickets £28.00 Adv. STBF
Doors 6:00pm, curfew 10:30pm
Over 14's Only

 

BUZZCOCKS, one of the most important and influential bands ever, to headline a special lineup at the UEA LCR, as part of the Punk festivities on the May Bank Holidays.

Pete Shelley (vocals/guitars), Steve Diggle (vocals/guitars), Chris Remington (bass) and Danny Farrant (drums) 

Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto formed Buzzcocks in Bolton in February 1976. The band, completed by the addition of Steve Diggle and John Maher, opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester on July 20th, a follow up to the now (in)famous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig which Devoto and Shelley had organised the month before. Gigs in Manchester and London followed, and by the end of 1976, Buzzcocks became one of the first groups to form their own independent record label - New Hormones - on which they released the now-legendary and seminal ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP. The following year saw the departure of Devoto and the recruitment of bassist Steve Garvey. In August 1977, the band signed a recording contract with United Artists Records and released the landmark ‘Orgasm Addict’ single. This was swiftly followed by ‘What Do I Get?’, the band’s first entry into the UK top 40 singles chart and the first of a string of chart singles. Over the next three years, 

Buzzcocks toured extensively and released a trilogy of outstanding albums: Another Music in a Different KitchenLove Bites and A Different Kind of Tension, as well as the hugely influential and popular Singles Going Steady compilation. In 1981, the band went their separate ways to undertake new projects. 1989 saw the reconvened Shelley/Diggle/Garvey/Maher line-up tour the world again by popular demand. Since then, the Shelley/Diggle partnership has been the core of sustained and successful activity without pause, punctuating the years of high profile gigging to date with six successful and well-received studio albums, culminating in 2015's The Way. Few have had the longevity and sustained creative energy to produce the seemingly endless stream of truly original and fantastic pop songs that Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle have consistently delivered over the last four decades. Original and best.

 

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 REM, 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 have forged a unique relationship with their public and are deeply loved and revered by a global audience. They are simultaneously true to their original ideals and open to new ideas – a happy result of their own uncompromising and individual standing.

Over the years, generations of musicians have tried the Buzzcocks methodology and have made their own variations of it. Most are generous in their thanks to the band that started it all. Those impressed by the recent waves of 'punk' bands would do well to spend an afternoon with Buzzcocks' seminal pop treasure Singles Going Steady, consistently the band’s biggest seller and a masterclass in genre-busting songcraft. This compilation of their first UK Top 40 hits is a classic album in every sense, an astounding collection of stunning moments such as ‘Orgasm Addict’, ‘What Do I Get?’ the anthemic ‘Harmony In My Head’ and, of course, the song that has become their calling card: ‘Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn’t’ve Fallen In Love With?)’. These songs have been covered by dozens of groups in many styles, a testament to the originals' strengths not as slices of punk rock history but as examples of songwriting craft. 

Buzzcocks are the true godfathers of punk-pop, having laid down that infinitely superior archetype. They are also a band with a past, present, and future. It is a history the group's members could never have imagined back in the hot punk rock summer of '76. Says Pete Shelley: "Looking back on it now, what's going on is like echoes of the Big Bang. You look around you in society and the culture; so many things would not have been the same if there never was punk rock. It's strange; it's like a science fiction novel. But to us at the time, it just sprung naturally."

They're still doing it, better than anyone. Sometimes the archetype is clearly the best. Buzzcocks – no. 1 in people’s hearts. Icons, superstars, legends.

 Official website
http://www.buzzcocks.com
 
facebook
@buzzcocksofficial
 
Twitter
@Buzzcocks

 

THE PROFESSIONALS

 

THE PROFESSIONALS (ex SEX PISTOLS) WILL BE JOINING THE LINEUP ON A SPECIAL FULL / EXTENDED LIVE SET JUST FOR NORWICH

 

“WHAT IN THE WORLD” HAS JUST BEEN VOTED ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN VIVE LE ROCK. DON’T MISS THESE GUYS

 

Formed by Paul Cook and Steve Jones, The Professionals arrived on the scene in 1979 following the demise of the Sex Pistols, but split just 3 years later. 

 

In celebration of the release of a three-disc set by the Universal Music Group, The Professionals reformed in October 2015 (minus Steve Jones and with the addition of Tom Spencer) for a critically acclaimed, sold out 100 Club show. 

 

Fast-forward to 2017 and the new band spearheaded by Paul Cook, Paul Myers and Tom Spencer are set to release the first material under the Professionals name in 35 years with the full blessing of founding member Steve Jones.  

 

We’re in the process of finishing a very special album and we’ll be starting a preorder campaign through Pledgemusic at the end of the month so you can follow the journey as we build up to the official release later in the year. 

 

So far the album already features a handful of special guests, all lending their distinctive sounds including Marco Pirroni (Adam and The Ants), Billy Duffy (The Cult) and of course, Steve Jones. More guests to be confirmed as we get nearer to the release date.

 

We hope you’ll join us on this next exciting chapter of the band.

 

Paul Cook, Paul Myers & Tom Spencer…

 

 

facebook

@theprofessionalsband

 
Twitter

@OfficialPros

 

Instagram

theprofessionalsband

 

THE VAPORS

THE VAPORS WILL ALSO BE JOINING THE LINEUP ON A SPECIAL FULL / EXTENDED LIVE SET JUST FOR NORWICH

 

 

The Vapors - UK New Wave band formed in 1979.

 

Originally co-managed by Paul Weller's Father John and The Jam Bass player Bruce Foxton. 

 

They were discovered by Foxton whilst playing in a pub in Guildford and invited to tour with Paul Weller and The Jam on the Setting Sons tour. The band hit the big time in 1980 when 'Turning Japanese' reached number 3 in the UK charts and also hit Number 1 in Australia, Canada and Billboard Top 40 in the USA. The song was used in hit films such as '16 Candles, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion  and Charlies Angels' as well as featuring in TV shows such as Malcolm in the Middle and regularly features on Punk and New Wave compilation albums and advertising campaigns. The song became a firm favourite with esteemed artists such as Alice Cooper and Dave Grohl. After a number of other single releases including 'News at Ten and Jimmie Jones' and  2 critically acclaimed albums 'New Clear Days' and 'Magnets' the band parted company. Guitarist Ed Bazalgette went on to become a successful BBC TV director with recent credits including ‘Poldark’ and ‘Dr Who’ whilst lead singer Dave Fenton became a Music Lawyer.

After reforming in 2016 for the successful ‘Waiting For the Weekend’ mini tour the band are back out in 2017/18 with a number of shows and festivals in the UK.

 

facebook

@thevaposofficial

 
Twitter

@Vaporsofficial

 

Instagram

Vaporsofficial

 

 

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