The Sex Pistols, Frank Carter Join Forces

For a one-off show to aid London's Bush Hall...

Frank Carter and The Sex Pistols are joining forces for two very special shows.

The shows have been pieced together by promoter John Giddings, and aims to raise funds for historic London venue Bush Hall. A beautiful building with an incredible lineage, times are tough for the venue – and for similar independent venues across the land.

Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, and Steve Jones grew up close by, and want to do something to help. So, three-quarters of the Sex Pistols are going onstage for an incredibly rare show, with Frank Carter on vocals.

An incredible coup, the band will perform the Sex Pistols’ iconic debut album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ in full.

Tickets go on sale from June 5th, with further information here.

Frank Carter says: “This has been a joy from start to finish. When the Sex Pistols call, you answer. I’m very excited to be a part of it.”

Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook adds: “We’re doing a benefit for Bush Hall with the famous Frank Carter. We’re going to be playing Pistols numbers cause they need support and they need the money. We thought it would be a great way to stop it going under. This is my local venue. I grew up in Shepherd’s Bush and I still live round here. It would be a real shame to see it disappear and we want to keep it going. So everyone get down to the gig!”

Guitarist Steve Jones – latterly based in Los Angeles – notes, “If it all goes wrong, it’s Paul’s fucking fault.”

Genial bass player and West London resident Glen Matlock jokes: “I tend to agree with Steve.” 

He goes on,: “Smaller music venues are the lifeblood of new music. It’s in these intimate spaces that raw talent gets a chance to shine, where bands can really connect with their audiences, and where the spirit of live music truly comes alive so we need to keep them going.”

The Sex Pistols and Frank Carter play London’s Bush Hall on August 13th and 14th.

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