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Caught Live: Buzzcocks - 'Breakdown' Live At The Lesser Free Trade Hall

Caught Live: Buzzcocks - 'Breakdown' Live At The Lesser Free Trade Hall

Tuesday 8th March, 2016 1:12PM

English punk greats the Buzzcocks are coming to New Zealand for four shows later this month as part of their 40th anniversary tour. The long-standing group was formed in 1976 by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, who famously invited The Sex Pistols to Manchester to play at show at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in June 1976 - a show attended by Morrissey, Mark E Smith and other folk who would go on to shape the Manchester sound.

Unfortunately the Buzzcocks couldn't open for The Sex Pistols as planned, as Shelley and Devoto couldn't piece together a band quickly enough. But they soon added guitarist Steve Diggle and drummer John Maher to their fold, and made their debut opening for the Sex Pistols' second Manchester concert in July 1976. And thanks to the wonders of the internet the footage is available to enjoy four decades later!! The sounds has been overdubbed, but the iconic clip definitely worth soaking up....


Wednesday 16th March, Bodega, Wellington
Thursday 17th March, Refuel, Dunedin
Friday 18th March, The Foundry, Christchurch
Saturday 19th Match, Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets for all shows on sale now right HERE at UTR and usual retailers, or you can HEAD OVER HERE to put your name in the draw to win a double pass!!


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Wed 16th Mar
Bodega, Wellington
Thu 17th Mar
Re:Fuel, Dunedin
Fri 18th Mar
Ngaio Marsh Theatre, Christchurch
Sat 19th Mar
The Powerstation, Auckland

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