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Glen Matlock Of The Sex Pistols Announces Solo New Zealand Shows

Glen Matlock Of The Sex Pistols Announces Solo New Zealand Shows

Monday 24th July, 2017 11:04AM

Founding member of the Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock, has announced two New Zealand shows for November. Matlock, who was the original bassist for the notorious punk rockers before being replaced by Sid Vicious in 1977, has several Pistols song credits to him name including the likes of 'Pretty Vacant'. Matlock went on to have a fruitful career post-Pistols, forming Rich Kids with Midge Ure and working on Iggy Pop's Soldier, amongst a raft of other projects. His solo New Zealand shows will be a trip down memory lane, seeing him perform acoustic versions of songs from across his back catalogue. Here are the details...

Glen Matlock

Friday 24th November, The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 25th November, Valhalla, Wellington

See below for ticketing for information

Here's Matlock performing with Sex Pistols on Letterman


PRETTY VACANT ! Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols announces solo New Zealand shows

Valhalla Touring and Wotever Events present an evening with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock

Friday 24th November - Auckland at The Tuning Fork Tickets from ticketmaster

Saturday 25th November - Wellington at Valhalla Tickets from ticketmaster

Pre sales available from today
General Admission on sale Monday 31st July 2017
Ticket price $39+ b/f

God Save The Queen! Anarchy In The UK ! Pretty Vacant!
Glen Matlock left the Sex Pistols 40 years ago but not before co-writing these three eternal rock and roll classics (and lets not forget Glen lifted the distinctive Pretty Vacant riff from Abba's S.O.S!)

An original member of the Sex Pistols he was replaced on bass, by Sid Vicious in early 1977. Within a year the Sex Pistols had limped to an end. After his departure from the Sex Pistols, Glen formed the Rich Kids with Midge Ure, who went onto join Ultravox. He worked on Iggy Pop's Soldier album writing/co penning 4 songs, collaborated with Blondie's Clem Burke in The International Swingers, recorded an album for the Creation label , had his own group The Philisteins, and played bass for one of his favourite groups, The Faces on reunion shows between 2009 and 2011.

Glen, has of course, rejoined the Sex Pistols for all subsequent reunion shows.

"We're not the best of friends but we are not the best of enemies" JOHN LYDON

"I'm tired of Glen saying he was the song writer for the Sex Pistols. I co-wrote as many songs .... but I don't go shouting about it." STEVE JONES

"It was just like being in the Monkees" GLEN MATLOCK

Glen performs two solo shows in New Zealand at the end of November just over 40 years since the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks was released. He will be performing songs he wrote for the Sex Pistols.

Glen says ... "I'll be playing songs from all aspects of my chequered career acoustically and telling some stories. There will be some stories behind the songs, who I recorded them, some funny tales, some astute, and some sad. But don't worry, it will be fun, I'm not a miserable old po-faced git"

He still likes The Beatles.


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