Cult punk heroes return

Cult punk heroes Rich Kids have confirmed more details of their upcoming re-union show in London.

Kicked out of The Sex Pistols for his Beatles fixation, Glen Matlock dusted himself down and began working on new material. Recruiting some ready made punk icons, Rich Kids were formed blended 60s songwriting with punk energy.

Cult heroes, the band contained musicians such as Midge Ure, Steve New and Rusty Egan - all of whom would go on to find fame with other acts.

Much loved at the time, Rich Kids played their final show in 1979 with glam icon Mark Ronson playing guitar. Reforming in order to raise funds for original member Steve New, the band are to play a show in London's Islington Academy on January 7th.

Alongside the original members a host of other friends are due to appear. Mick Jones once took time off The Clash to help out Rich Kids, playing a few sessions with the band in rehearsals.

Jones is set to take along his current group Carbon / Silicon to the show, containing fellow punk icon Tony James. Amongst the other guest stars are TV Smith, Gary Kemp, Patti Paladin and The Illuminations - featuring Clive Langer, Steve Allen and Ian Broudie.

Both Glen Matlock and Midge Ure are set to play solo sets before uniting to reform Rich Kids. In a statement Ure claimed that the guests would "join in the racket and play guitars very loudly".

7 London O2 Academy Islington

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