SEX PISTOLS Cancel Dates

According to Sex-Pistols.net, the Cleveland, Detroit and Denver shows on SEX PISTOLS' current reunion tour have been cancelled. No further information is available at this time.

Despite the cancellations, the tour will apparently still go ahead, with a show at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona on September 8 having just been added.

Upcoming SEX PISTOLS tour dates:

Aug. 24 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 club
Aug. 25 - Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Sep. 03 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Sep. 05 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
Sep. 06 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Sep. 07 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Street Scene - Best Buy stage
Sep. 08 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

In other news, SEX PISTOLS frontman Johnny Rotten (a.k.a. Johnny Lydon) recently spoke to the Washington Times about his upcoming solo album, which he plans on releasing in late 2003/early 2004. "It isn't like a rock band thing," he said. "It'll be more like deejay-oriented, I suppose, for want of a better term.

"[I am working with] a guy called Nick Launay, he's a producer. Well, he's a great friend of mine, and we worked together years ago on [PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.'s 1981] 'Flowers of Romance' album and, well, we just get on [well]. He understands things exactly the same as I do. Musicianship is a waste of time. Absolutely. If you haven't got the drama or the dynamics and the content, don't bother. Just don't bother.

"I don't think I'm gonna use a label at all [to release the album]... Record companies have never done me any favors — they never will. [I will distribute it via the] Internet. All the saucy moves that the labels are against."

Asked if it is a good feeling knowing he's not on a record label anymore, Rotten said "Yes, it is. It's freer. You don't have that bind and that financial obligation. Everyone loves that first big advance, but then when you bother to find out that it's all recoupable and you have to pay through the nose for every bit of promotion and you don't have any choice in how they do that, what's the point?"

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