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Sex Pistols reunion is expanded
John Lydon of the Sex Pistols in 1996
The Sex Pistols first reformed for their Filthy Lucre tour in 1996
Punk legends The Sex Pistols have added two additional shows to their reunion tour in November.

They will now play a further concert at the Brixton Academy on 12 November, and one night at Manchester's MEN Arena on 17 November.

The gigs were added after three London concerts on 8-10 November all sold out in just 15 minutes.

The tour was announced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's seminal Never Mind The Bollocks album.

'Benchmark'

The Pistols' debut Manchester gig at Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4 June 1976 has been hailed as one of the most influential gigs of all time.

Tickets for the two new shows will go on sale at 0900 BST on 28 September.

Original members John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock will perform at the concerts.

The group, who split in 1978, first reformed for a world tour in 1996 and last performed together in 2003.

It's no surprise that anyone with a passing interest in punk rock is gagging to snap up tickets to see them
Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan

Never Mind The Bollocks... Here's The Sex Pistols, which included God Save the Queen and Anarchy in the UK, caused uproar when it was released in October 1977.

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

Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan says the new concerts are causing such a high level of interest because "they are still viewed as the benchmark by which all punk bands are measured".

"Their importance is beyond question, their songs still sound incredible played at loud volume and more than 30 years since their formation John Lydon has lost none of his acerbic bite.

"So it's no surprise that anyone with a passing interest in punk rock is gagging to snap up tickets to see them," he added.


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