Seminal British punk band Buzzcocks are set for a massive North American tour this Spring, with a 22-gig trek launching in May 11 in Washington, DC, and wrapping June 7 in San Diego, CA. See the full itinerary below!
Since their 1981 breakup, the proto punks have reunited a number of times, most recently in 2006-2007 when their tour included a headlining spot at SPIN’s 2007 SXSW party. For the upcoming tour, original guitarist/vocalists Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle will be joined by 2006 tourmate Danny Farrant on drums, and bassist Chris Remington.
Pioneers of the late-’70s DIY movement, the band’s high-energy, radio-friendly punk has, for over three decades, influenced everyone from Green Day to Nirvana to R.E.M. Three recently released SPIN-approved reissues of 1978’s Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites, and 1979’s A Different Kind of Tension include previously unreleased songs, live tracks, and rare session takes.
The band released their last studio record, Flat-Pack Philosophy, in 2006, but Spinner recently reported Diggle will release a solo LP this spring.
So what would your Buzzcocks dream setlist look like? Let us know in the comments below.
Buzzcocks tour dates:
5/11, Washington, DC (Black Cat)
5/12, Baltimore, MD (Ottobar)
5/13, New York, NY (The Fillmore at Irving Plaza)
5/14, Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)
5/15, Farmingdale, NY (Crazy Donkey)
5/17, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
5/18, Montreal, QC (Le National)
5/19, Toronto, ON (Opera House)
5/21, Cleveland, OH (Peabody’s)
5/22, Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
5/23, Chicago, IL (Double Door)
5/24, Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Café)
5/26, Winnepeg, MB (Pyramid Cabaret)
5/28, Edmonton, AB (New City Compound)
5/29, Calgary, AB (Republik)
5/31, Vancouver, BC (Venue)
6/1, Portland, OR (Berbati’s Pan)
6/2, Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
6/4, Oakland, CA (Uptown)
6/5, Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia at L.A. Live)
6/6, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
6/7, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)