Sham 69 - The 2014 Tour
Pioneers of British punk Sham 69 are at it again, delivering their classic punk discography
across the pond and into a venue near you. Don't miss Sham 69 for two very exclusive shows being played in the colonies, in
culture capital Cleveland Ohio and bane of Bugs Bunny Albuquerque, New Mexico. Whether Sham 69 is crowd diving the dive bars
or fueling the mosh pit across the biggest amphitheatres, these British classics consistently deliver the most frenetic and
energized shows that will take you back to the birthing days of the Brit punk movement.
First, catch the band at Cleveland's
Grog Shop, home to some of the earthiest punk and rock performances around Ohio. Experience authentic punk alongside the bustling
nightlife of Coventry, from the happening bars to the finest restaurants Cleveland has to offer. Pregame the show or throw
your own after party on the happening streets of Coventry, and experience Sham 69 the way they're meant to be experienced.
catch the boys at Albuquerque's famed venue the Launchpad, right in the heart of Albuquerque's downtown. Just a stone's throw
from the Rio Grande river and BioPark, there has never been a better venue to enjoy the visceral Sham 69 sound. Don't see
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About Sham 69
Forming in 1976,
Sham 69 were present at the genesis of the punk rock movement as they navigated the rocky and violent beginnings of early
British punk. Band founder Jimmy Pursey went through tumultuous times as the band's frontman, dealing with frequent violence
at the band's early shows perpetuated by the rocky crowds that followed the early punk movement. The band's momentum took
off early with the release of their first single, with the band quickly signing onto Polydor Records and recording their first
full length with a major record label. Sham 69 blew up all across the UK charts and established themselves as innovators in
the still amorphous genre, following up their initial success almost immediately with two more releases.
The hard and
heavy times of scratchy punk would lose its luster for the band, as they slowly started to transform and grow as artists.
Now an irreplaceable part of the fabric of the British music scene, the band made appearances in film and other media, including
the punk bible documentary D.O.A.:A Right of Passage, which chronicled the growth of the punk rock movement as it spread from
the UK outwards.
The band would fall on hard times, eventually dispersing while all members pursued their own perspective
side projects and solo careers. Jimmy Pursey would be particularly active, collaborating with various big names across the
genre including the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones and Paul Cook, and solo performer Peter Gabriel. By 1987, the boys had spent
enough time apart and Sham 69 was back in action, albeit with some lineup shakeups. The band release a constant stream of
albums throughout the 80s and 90s, with some members coming and going while mainstays Jimmy Pursey and Dave Parsons continued
to push and shape the band's direction.
The band would continue recording into today, though their years have been marked
by occasional hiatuses and temporary breakups. Though the band formed over thirty years ago, they're songwriting and performances
remains the best its ever been and the band has retained their cultural significance as both early punk icons and modern day
Brit rock innovators.
1978 would be a huge year for the band as they released their debut
album and an immediate follow up, both having formidable showings on the charts and building early Sham 69 street credibility.
The band had a slew of early hit singles, including "I Don't Wanna", "Borstal Breakout", "Angels With Dirty Faces", Tony Blair
anthem "If the Kids Are United", and the #10 charting "Hurry Up Harry".
The band followed up with their greatest critical
success to date, The Adventures of the Hersham Boys, which would reach #8 on the UK charts and bestow the timeless singles
"Questions and Answers", "You're a Better Man Than I", and the #6 charting "Hersham Boys". The band's success has continued
through the decades, with their most recent single "Hurry Up England" hitting the #10 position on the charts as recently as
The band's varied lineups have caused confusion in the past, with there being instances of
two separate iterations of Sham 69 existing at the same time.
The band has spent a tour in the People's Republic of
China, making it the first big leagues punk band to ever do so.
The Sham 69 Concert Experience
your chucks and straighten the tips on your mohawk, because the Sham 69 concert experience will without a doubt be the most
authentic punk performance to pass through your area this decade. With decades upon decades of performance experience distilled
into a one night show, Sham 69 puts on one of the most frenetic shows in existence today. Don't miss your opportunity to lose
yourself in Jimmy Pursey's signature vocal deliveries and Sham 69's fast paced antics. Buy your tickets today!