The Sex Pistols & Frank Carter To Play Two Fundraiser Shows This Summer

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The Sex Pistols are to join forces with Rattlesnake singer Frank Carter for two fundraising shows this Summer.

These shows which take place at London’s Bush Hall on August 13 and 14, will see Carter perform alongside the band’s Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Glen Matlock.

Carter and The Sex Pistols will perform the Pistols’ classic 1977 album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ in full at these fundraiser events.

A press release has said that funds raised from these concerts will also go directly towards the venue to, “help secure Bush Hall’s musical future, allowing the venue team to focus on bettering in-house facilities, and supporting emerging artists through reigniting their Bush Hall Presents’ programming”. 

“a joy from start to finish” – Carter excited to perform with Sex Pistols

Ahead of these events, Frank Carter spoke of his excitement: “This has been a joy from start to finish. When the Sex Pistols call, you answer. I’m very excited to be a part of it”. 

Drummer Paul Cook also reiterated that the key message behind these shows is the protection of venues like Bush Hall from going out of business.

“We’re doing a benefit for Bush Hall with the famous Frank Carter. We’re going to be playing Pistols numbers cause they need support and they need the money. We thought it would be a great way to stop it going under”, he said.

“This is my local venue. I grew up in Shepherd’s Bush and I still live round here. It would be a real shame to see it disappear and we want to keep it going. So everyone get down to the gig!”. 

Guitarist Steve Jones also quipped: “If it all goes wrong, it’s Paul’s f****** fault”. 

Glen Matlock also added: “I tend to agree with Steve. Smaller music venues are the lifeblood of new music. It’s in these intimate spaces that raw talent gets a chance to shine, where bands can really connect with their audiences, and where the spirit of live music truly comes alive so we need to keep them going”.

Last August, Jamie Reid who was behind the artwork of several Sex Pistols’ hits including ‘God Save The Queen’, passed away aged 76. More on that here.